NCAA Game Summary - New Mexico State at B-Y-U|
(Saturday, November 19th)
Final Score: BYU 42, New Mexico State 7
Provo, UT (Sports Network) - Jake Heaps threw for 238 yards and four
touchdowns as the BYU Cougars crushed the New Mexico State Aggies, 42-7,
in non-conference action at LaVell Edwards Stadium.
Heaps converted 21-of-36 passes and was guilty of one interception for the
Cougars (8-3) as they won their second in a row and the seventh in the last
eight outings. Ross Apo grabbed five passes for 66 yards and a couple of
scores, while Bryan Kariya gained 27 yards and scored once on seven rushing
The Aggies were led by Matt Christian who connected on 12-of-23 passes for 98
yards and a score, the team losing for the fourth time in the last five
Kariya scored the only points of the first quarter on a four-yard run for the
hosts, capping a 12-play, 52-yard drive that ate up close to five minutes on
In the second frame NMSU tied the scored at 7-7 when Christian hooked up with
Austin Franklin on a three-yard TD pass play, but from there the game belonged
to BYU as it rattled off 35 unanswered points.
Before the first half could draw to a close, Apo registered touchdown catches
of 20 and nine yards, giving the Cougars a 21-7 advantage at the break.
In the third, Matt Marshall crossed the goal line from two yards out and Heaps
combined with Matt Edwards on a nine-yard TD pass to boost the lead to 35-7.
JD Falslev capped the night's scoring with a 27-yard TD reception from Heaps
midway through the fourth quarter to seal the win.
New Mexico State's offense was limited to a mere 249 yards which fell far
short of the team's average of 425.0 ypg heading into the weekend.
Even before picking up the win tonight, the Cougars accepted a bid to play in
the 2011 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl which will be held at Gerald J.
Ford Stadium in Dallas on Friday, December 30, 2011 against an opponent from
Conference USA still to be determined.
11/20 02:38:24 ET