NCAA Game Summary - New Mexico at San Diego State|
(Saturday, October 20th)
Final Score: New Mexico 20, San Diego State 17
San Diego, CA (Sports Network) - Rodney Ferguson scored on a six-yard run with
just 15 seconds to play to give the New Mexico Lobos a 20-17 win over the San
Diego State Aztecs in Mountain West Conference play at Qualcomm Stadium.
Ferguson finished the night with a team-high 78 yards on 24 carries for the
Lobos (5-2, 2-1 MWC) as they posted their second straight win. Donovan Porterie
converted 18-of-35 for 239 yards and a score, but was also intercepted twice in
The Aztecs (2-5, 1-2) were led by quarterback Kevin O'Connell who not only hit
18-of-26 for 133 yards, he also posted a game-high 82 yards and scored twice on
11 rushing attempts in the team's second straight setback.
The only scoring of the first quarter came courtesy of a 31-yard field goal by
John Sullivan for the Lobos.
In the second quarter SDSU's Garrett Palmer capped a 12-play, 59-yard drive
with a 29-yard field goal of his own to knot the score at 3-3.
Barely two minutes later it was O'Connell who found the end zone on a one-yard
run to make the score 10-3 in favor of the home team.
Putting together a lengthy drive of their own, UNM's Travis Brown grabbed a 25-
yard touchdown pass from Porterie to finish off a 13-play, 94-yard drive and
knot the score at 10-10 with a mere 11 seconds to play in the first half.
A 23-yard TD run by O'Connell in the third was the only scoring in the period,
but was also the final scoring opportunity for the Aztecs.
A 38-yard field goal by Sullivan, followed by Ferguson's game-winning TD run in
the fourth quarter locked up the three-point decision.
New Mexico managed to come up with 365 yards of offense, compared to only 299
for SDSU, despite converting only 4-of-16 on third down on the night.
10/21 01:35:51 ET