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UNM Football Game Notes Vs. Fresno State
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  11/24/2013

Team

UNM’s 258 kickoff return yards set a school record .

Offense

QB Clayton Mitchem threw for a career high 157 yards. His 24-yard touchdown run in the third quarter was a career-long and was his third TD run this season and first since the UTEP game on Sep. 7.

TE Andrew Aho’s 30-yard reception in the first quarter was his second of 30 yards or more this season.

WR Jeric Magnant’s 41-yard reception in the second quarter was his second of more than 40 yards this season.

RB Crusoe Gongbay’s 15-yard touchdown run in the third quarter was his fifth rushing TD of the season.

WR Marquis Bundy’s 39-yard reception in the third quarter was a career-long.

RB Jhurell Pressley’s 80-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter was a career-long and was his sixth rushing TD this year.

Defense

LB Dallas Bollema’s third quarter tackle for loss was his fifth this season.

DT Christopher Smalls recorded his first career tackle in the fourth quarter.

LB Dakota Cox finished with 10 tackles, his fourth straight game with double-digit tackles. He also had a tackle for loss, his second of the season.

DT Nik D’Avanzo forced a fumble in the fourth quarter, which was the first of his career. He also had a tackle for loss, giving him 2.5 on the season.

Special Teams

Nik D’Avanzo’s block on Fresno State’s 34-yard field-goal attempt in the second quarter was his first career block. The Lobos now have blocked two field-goal attempts and on extra-point attempt this year.

Ben Skaer’s punt in the first quarter was his first since the second quarter at San Diego State on Nov. 2, a span of 10 quarters. His second quarter punt to the FS 9 was his 13th inside the opponents’ 20 and sixth inside the opponents’ 10 this season.

KR Carlos Wiggins’ 89-yard kickoff return for touchdown in the third quarter was his third of the season to lead the country. He tied Terance Mathis’s school record of three returns for TDs in 1989. Wiggins also had a 64-yard return in the third quarter to give him eighth returns of 40 yards or more. His 252 return yards were a career high, set a school record and were the second most in Mountain West history.

Jayson Gurule recorded the first two tackles of his career on special teams.

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