Scores

Final

New Mexico St 22

(2-7, 0-5 away)

Utah State 27

(3-6, 3-2 home)

3:00 PM ET, November 6, 2010

Romney Stadium, Logan, UT

1 2 3 4 T
NMSU 14 3 0 522
USU 7 3 7 1027

Top Performers

Passing: M. Christian (NMSU) - 191 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: D. Speight (USU) - 19 CAR, 114 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: K. Turner (NMSU) - 7 REC, 64 YDS

Utah St. 27, New Mexico St. 22

Associated Press

LOGAN, Utah -- Utah State scored 17 second-half points behind 114 rushing yards from running back Derrvin Speight and topped New Mexico State 27-22 Saturday.

Utah State (3-6, 1-4 Western Athletic Conference) took its first lead of the game with 9:07 to play in the game when quarterback Diondre Borel pitched to Eric Moats on an option run for a 12-yard score, giving USU a 24-20 edge. On its next possession, USU opted for a 24-yard field goal by Peter Caldwell rather then attempt a fourth-down play on the 2-yard line, to make the score 27-20.

New Mexico State (2-7, 1-4) tried to tie the game on a fourth-down play with 57 seconds to play, but USU's Quinton Byrd knocked down the pass attempt. NMSU's scoring in the second half came on a career-long 48-yard field goal by Tyler Stampler and a last-second safety as USU ran out the clock.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NMSU
USU
1st Downs2217
Total Yards346296
Passing191110
Rushing155186
Penalties5-628-76
3rd Down Conversions6-173-13
4th Down Conversions0-20-1
Turnovers01
Possession34:1325:47

Passing Leaders

New Mexico StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Christian17/341915.610
Utah StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Borel11/221105.001

Rushing Leaders

New Mexico StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Turner17684.0029
Christian10414.1114
Utah StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Speight191146.0127
Borel11302.7120

Receiving Leaders

New Mexico StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Turner7649.1016
Rogers33913.0025
Utah StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Alder13131.0031
Moats3279.0016

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNMSUUSU
TD09:33Matt Christian 9 Yd Run (Tyler Stampler Kick) 70
TD00:52Todd Lee 32 Yd Pass From Matt Christian (Tyler Stampler Kick) 140
TD00:00Derrvin Speight 2 Yd Run (Peter Caldwell Kick) 147
SECOND QUARTERNMSUUSU
FG10:00Tyler Stampler 46 Yd 177
FG07:41Peter Caldwell 44 Yd 1710
THIRD QUARTERNMSUUSU
TD02:50Diondre Borel 3 Yd Run (Peter Caldwell Kick) 1717
FOURTH QUARTERNMSUUSU
FG09:29Tyler Stampler 48 Yd 2017
TD09:07Eric Moats 10 Yd Run (Peter Caldwell Kick) 2024
FG02:44Peter Caldwell 24 Yd 2027
SF00:00Ball Through End Zone 2227