New Mexico 72, Texas State-San Marcos 8

Updated: August 30, 2003, 11:49 PM ET

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Kicker Katie Hnida became the first woman to score in a Division I game Saturday night, booting a pair of extra points in New Mexico's 72-8 win over Texas State-San Marcos.

DonTrell Moore ran for four touchdowns and Casey Kelly threw for three more, sharing the spotlight with Hnida's late-game trot into the record books.

Hnida, a 5-foot-10, 140-pound senior, entered the game with 5:05 left in the fourth quarter after New Mexico scored on a 20-yard touchdown pass from third-string quarterback Tali Ena to Hank Baskett for a 65-8 lead.

Hnida, her long blond hair protruding from the back of her helmet, split the uprights with her kick, then waved her hands in the air.

Hnida also kicked a low, but true PAT after the Lobos' final touchdown with 1:21 left.

Hnida made history last December when she entered the Las Vegas Bowl to attempt an extra point after the Lobos' first score against UCLA with 8:20 left in the first quarter. That made her the first woman ever to play in a Division I game. That kick was blocked by the Bruins and Hnida had to wait eight months to get another chance.

Hnida was on the University of Colorado roster in 1999 as a walk-on, but never got into a game. She walked on at New Mexico before last season.

By the time Hnida entered the game, only a fraction of the kickoff time crowd of 35,331 remained.

New Mexico scored on all six of its first half possessions, with Moore scoring three TDs in the first quarter on runs of 16, 2 and 14 yards. Kelly took over in the second quarter with scoring passes of 14, 32 and 6 yards.

So efficient was the Lobos' offense against the Division 1-AA Bobcats that New Mexico punted only once, with 8 minutes left in the game.

Moore and Kelly both left the game in the third quarter. Moore, who rushed for 1,134 yards last season, had 109 yards on 20 carries and Kelly was 12-for-16 for 165 yards.

Kelly made it 27-0 with a 14-yard scoring pass to tight end Mike Augustyniak on the first play of the second quarter and Texas State then came up with its only score of the night.

The Bobcats, facing a fourth-and-three from their own 30, went for it and quarterback Barrick Nealy found John Tyson behind the Lobos' secondary for a 70-yard TD pass.

Kelly, who's runs off the option and passing in the first half kept the Lobos perfect (8-for-8) on third down conversions, then threw scoring passes of 32 yards to Dwight Counter and 6 yards to Bryan Penley to make it 41-8 at halftime.

The pass to Counter finished off an 80-yard, 10-play drive and Counter set up the score by Penley with a 31-yard punt return to the Bobcats' 6-yard line.

An interception by Sidney Wiley of a Nealy pass at the New Mexico 38 and a 40-yard run by Counter to the Bobcats' 22 set up the Lobos' first score early in the first quarter.

Moore had a 1-yard touchdown on the Lobos' first possession of the second half.

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