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Lobo recap: UNM vs. UNLV

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Flashback: The New Mexico Lobos drop the baton in the second half and lose a track meet, 56-42, to the UNLV Rebels Saturday night at University Stadium. The Lobos fall to 1-3 on the season.

What went right: The UNM triple option was at its absolute best in the first half, piling up an even 400 yards on the ground. Sophomore wide receiver Carlos Wiggins had a breakout game with 176 yards from scrimmage on just five plays (three rushes, two pass receptions) and three touchdowns. The Lobos had three players — Wiggins, running back Kasey Carrier, quarterback Cole Gautsche — rush for more than 100 yards apiece in a single game for the first time in program history.

What went wrong: The Rebels torched the UNM defense, passing for 320 yards, rushing for 248 and averaging almost 8 yards per play. The Lobos gave up scoring plays of 69 and 75 yards and scoring drives of 71 and 75 yards. When the defense rallied a bit in the second half, the offense began to sputter; UNM was outscored 14-0 in the decisive fourth quarter. A penalty for taunting gave UNLV new life on an eventual first-half touchdown drive after the Lobos appeared to have gotten a stop. On a gorgeous late-September evening, an announced crowd of only 23,639 came out to watch UNM’s homecoming game.

Injury report: Starting outside rush linebacker Javarie Johnson left the game with an apparent leg injury in the third quarter.

Quoting Davie: “It was a pretty good game, a heck of a game. I think UNLV’s a pretty darn good football team. But, man, to be able to move the ball like we moved it on offense and not be able to win the game is frustrating.”

Next Up: New Mexico State (0-5) comes to University Stadium on Saturday for the 104th renewal of the Lobos-Aggies rivalry. The Aggies scored the first 16 points of their game last Saturday against San Diego State, but Rocky Long’s Aztecs scored the last 26.

UTSA at New Mexico

UTSA - 21

(Record: 1-0)

1 2 3 4 T
UTSA 0 7 7 7 21
NM 6 7 0 0 13

13 - New Mexico

(Record: 0-1)

12:12 AM, August 31, 2013

Where: Lobo Stadium, Albuquerque, N.M.

Attendance: 26,311

Referee: Rodney Burnette

Scoring Summary
First Quarter   NM UTSA
NM TD 11:11 SaQwan Edwards 45 Yd Fumble Return (Carlos Wiggins Failed Two-Point Conversion) 6 0
Second Quarter   NM UTSA
NM TD 11:42 Marquis Bundy 37 Yd Pass From Cole Gautsche (Justus Adams Kick) 13 0
UTSA TD 03:10 Glasco II 1 Yd Run (Ianno Kick) 13 7
Third Quarter   NM UTSA
UTSA TD 12:17 Armstrong 38 Yd Pass From Soza (Ianno Kick) 13 14
Fourth Quarter   NM UTSA
UTSA TD 03:00 Glasco II 8 Yd Pass From Soza (Ianno Kick) 13 21
 
Team Stat Comparison
UTSA NM
1st Downs 22 15
3rd down efficiency 3-10 2-13
4th down efficiency 0-0 1-3
Total Yards 394 277
Passing 237 84
Comp-Att 21-34 6-17
Yards per pass 7.0 4.9
 
 
UTSA NM
Rushing 157 193
Rushing Attempts 33 42
Yards per rush 4.8 4.6
Penalties 5-40 1-5
Turnovers 1 0
Fumbles Lost 1 0
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Possession 32:11 27:49
 
Passing                    
UTSA Comp Att Yds Pct Y/A Sack YdsL TD Int QBRat
Eric Soza 21 34 237 61.8 7.0 3 17 2 0 139.7
New Mexico Comp Att Yds Pct Y/A Sack YdsL TD Int QBRat
Cole Gautsche 4 12 65 33.3 5.4 1 5 1 0 106.3
Clayton Mitchem 2 5 19 40.0 3.8 1 6 0 0 71.9
                     
Rushing                    
UTSA           Rush Yds Avg Long TD
Kam Jones           4 39 9.8 14 0
Eric Soza           11 48 4.4 24 0
David Glasco ii           8 32 4.0 11 1
Evans Okotcha           6 17 2.8 7 0
Aaron Grubb           2 24 12.0 14 0
New Mexico           Rush Yds Avg Long TD
Crusoe Gongbay           1 4 4.0 4 0
Kasey Carrier           20 54 2.7 13 0
Cole Gautsche           16 118 7.4 36 0
Clayton Mitchem           3 8 2.7 9 0
Carlos Wiggins           1 3 3.0 3 0
Jeric Magnant           1 6 6.0 6 0
                     
Receiving                    
UTSA           Rec Yds Avg Long Td
Kam Jones           5 65 13.0 35 0
Brandon Armstrong           2 38 19.0 38 1
Marcellus Mack           1 15 15.0 15 0
David Glasco ii           1 8 8.0 8 1
Earon Holmes           1 9 9.0 9 0
Josiah Monroe           1 10 10.0 10 0
Kenny Harrison           3 30 10.0 12 0
Evans Okotcha           2 20 10.0 12 0
Kenny Bias           2 17 8.5 15 0
Cole Hubble           1 5 5.0 5 0
Seth Grubb           2 20 10.0 14 0
New Mexico           Rec Yds Avg Long Td
Carlos Wiggins           1 11 11.0 11 0
Chase Clayton           1 2 2.0 2 0
Marquis Bundy           3 53 17.7 37 1
Andrew Aho           1 18 18.0 18 0
                     
Kicking                    
UTSA         XPM XPA FGM FGA Long Pct
Sean Ianno         3 3 0 0 0 0
New Mexico         XPM XPA FGM FGA Long Pct
Justus Adams         1 1 0 1 0 0
                     
Punting                    
UTSA               Punt Avg Long
Kristian Stern               7 34.3 46
New Mexico               Punt Avg Long
Ben Skaer               7 47.0 60
                     
Returns                    
UTSA KR Yds Avg Long TD PR Yds Avg Long TD
Kenny Harrison 0 0 0 0 0 1 -2 -2.0 0 0
New Mexico KR Yds Avg Long TD PR Yds Avg Long TD
Tim Foley 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 1.5 4 0
Chase Clayton 2 38 19.0 23 0 0 0 0 0 0
                     

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