The Aggies (4-6, 2/3 WAC) were up 17-23 at halftime, but the Bulldogs (3-7, 2-3) pulled ahead in the third quarter thanks to a touchdown run and two scoring catches by Jalen Saunders to make it 38-31.
A few minutes later, Kenny Turner tied it for the Aggies with a short touchdown run, his third of the game. Turner finished with a game-high 112 yards rushing and added a touchdown catch.
A field goal put New Mexico State on top 41-38, but the Bulldogs' Robbie Rouse answered with a touchdown run midway through the fourth quarter to make it 45-41.
Christian threw for 360 yards and two touchdowns. Fresno State's Derek Carr threw for 391 yards and three touchdowns.
The defense at Vanderbilt made strides in 2015 under Derek Mason and added some nice pieces on signing day, but the offense needed more help.
Wisconsin loaded up on defensive backs in this year's recruiting class, but they still look a little thin at wide receiver.
Here are five storylines to keep in mind as USC turns the page and dives into the next recruiting cycle.
As the smallest school Power 5 school, Wake Forest far exceeded expectations by hauling in 20 three-star prospects for a class ranked 50th overall.
Fans have been salivating for more meetings between the Pac-12 and SEC, so even a matchup without each league's top teams is enticing.
The Mountaineers had lost four straight ahead of the game against Texas Tech. They won that one, plus four of the last five to end the season strong.