The Lobos won for the first time in Texas since 1997 when they beat TCU 40-10. The win ended a 15-game losing streak in Texas. It was also UNM’s first non-conference road win outside New Mexico since a 28-27 win at Arizona in 2007.
UNM won the coin toss for the second consecutive week.
The Lobos scored first for the second time this season, on a 2-yard Kasey Carrier run with 5:47 left in the first quarter.
UNM’s 80-yard drive for a touchdown in the first quarter tied for its longest of the season.
Lobo running backs had one carry for more than 10 yards last week vs. UTSA. They had six in the first half vs. UTEP.
UNM recorded a 300-yard rushing game for the 11th time in 15 games during coach Bob Davie’s tenure and first this season. The offense finished with 395 rushing yards, the most since it gained 396 vs. Wyoming on Nov. 10 last season.
The Lobos’ 485 yards of total offense also was the most since it had 551 vs. Wyoming last season.
UNM’s last overtime game came at home vs. Sam Houston St. on Sept. 24, 2011. The Lobos lost 48-45.
The Lobos’ last OT win came at UNLV on Oct. 14, 2006 as UNM defeated the Rebels 39-36. They are 4-5 all-time in overtime games.
Senior running back Kasey Carrier rushed for 291 yards Saturday night, the second highest total in UNM history – behind only his 338-yard effort vs. Air Force last season. His four touchdown runs tied his career high (vs. Texas State last season) and was one short of the school record of five. His 41 carries broke his personal record of 39 last year vs. Air Force. Carrier finished with had 60 rushing yards on UNM’s first possession of the game. He had 54 yards during week one against UTSA.
Carrier now has 2,456 career yards, surpassing Mike Carter for seventh place on UNM’s all-time rushing list.
Junior quarterback Clayton Mitchem scored his first career touchdown on a 19-yard run in the second quarter. He scored on a 17-yard run in the fourth quarter and finished with nine carries for 51 yards and two TDs. Mitchem also completed 4 of 7 passes for 88 yards, all career highs.
Sophomore tight end Reece White recorded his first catch with a 29-yard reception to the UTEP 2 in the fourth quarter.
Sophomore running back Jhurell Pressley had a career-high two receptions for 52 yards.
Senior running back Demarcus Rogers carried the ball for the first time since week three vs. Texas Tech in 2012. He had a 7-yard gain.
Senior linebacker David Orvick was credited with the game-saving tackle on UTEP running back for no gain on fourth-and-1 at the UNM 4 in overtime. He finished with three tackles
Junior strong safety David Guthrie recorded the first sack of his career in the second quarter. He had two tackles for loss.
Senior defensive end Fatu Ulale broke up his first pass of the season with a deflection in the third quarter.
Senior linebackers Rashad Rainey and Dallas Bollema tied for a game-high nine tackles. It was a career-high in tackles for Rainey.c
Sophomore kick returner Carlos Wiggins’ 49-yard kickoff return in the second quarter was a career-long. He averaged 44.5 yards on two returns.
Senior kicker Justus Adams hit all six of his extra points, extending his streak to 47 in a row dating to the start of the 2012 season.