NCAA Game Summary - San Diego State at New Mexico State|
(Saturday, September 11th)
Final Score: San Diego State 41, New Mexico State 21
Las Cruces, NM (Sports Network) - Ronnie Hillman rushed for 150 yards and four
touchdowns as the San Diego State Aztecs upended the New Mexico State Aggies
41-21 in a non-conference showdown at Aggie Memorial Stadium.
Quarterback Ryan Lindley threw for 319 yards and a touchdown on 20-of-42
passing en route to the victory for San Diego State (2-0).
New Mexico State (0-2) fell for the eighth consecutive time, but received a
solid performance from Marcus Allen, who caught four balls for 114 yards and a
touchdown. Matt Christian passed for 223 yards and two scores on 17-of-34
attempts in the setback.
The Aggies struck first when Kenny Turner ran for an 18-yard touchdown to give
New Mexico State the 7-0 advantage.
San Diego State would close out the scoring in the first quarter with a 25-
yard field goal from Abel Perez.
The Aztecs would receive another field goal from Perez on their first
possession of the second quarter, this time from 32 yards.
Lindley hooked up with Gavin Escobar later in the quarter on a 14-yard
touchdown, as the Aztecs headed into the half with a 13-7 lead.
Hillman extended the advantage to 20-7 with a 44-yard touchdown run on San
Diego State's opening possession of the second half.
Next, it was the Aggies turn to make a big play as Christian completed a 58-
yard pass to Allen for a touchdown.
The Aztecs were able to bounce back with another rushing touchdown by Hillman
from four yards out, putting San Diego State up by a 27-14 score heading into
the fourth quarter.
New Mexico State would make things interesting in the final stanza as Todd Lee
caught a 16-yard touchdown pass from Christian.
However, Hillman decided to take charge and put the game away, scoring two of
his four rushing touchdowns on the San Diego State's next two possessions to
polish off the victory.
The Aztecs put up 563 total yards of offense on the night, making it difficult
for New Mexico State to ever build on momentum.
09/12 00:59:41 ET