Recap: Utah State vs. New Mexico
Logan, UT (SportsNetwork.com) - JoJo Natson rushed for 70 yards and a touchdown as the Utah State Aggies pulled out a 28-21 victory over the New Mexico Lobos in a Mountain West Conference contest at Romney Stadium.
Joe Hill (63 yards), Devon Robinson (59) and LaJuan Hunt (55) all rushed for over 50 yards for Utah State (8-3, 5-1 MWC), which has won four straight and six of its last seven. Kent Myers completed 13-of-21 pass attempts for 150 yards and had a touchdown to match an interception.
Romell Jordan rushed for 96 yards and a touchdown for New Mexico (3-7, 1-5). Lamar Jordan threw for 154 yards, a touchdown and an interception on 8-of-18 passing and contributed 80 yards on the ground. The Lobos have lost four of their last five.
The two teams were tied at 7-7 after the first quarter. Both squads got on the scoreboard with one-yard touchdown runs. Hunt found the end zone for the Aggies first and David Anaya scored for the Lobos.
Robinson escaped for a 59-yard touchdown run early in the second quarter, but Romell Jordan responded quickly for New Mexico, ripping off a 72-yard touchdown run less than a minute later.
However, Utah State entered the break with a 21-14 lead thanks to a 10-yard touchdown pass from Myers to Wyatt Houston.
Natson built upon that lead midway through the third quarter with a 48-yard touchdown run.
Tyler Duncan caught a 59-yard pass from Lamar Jordan late in the fourth quarter, but the Lobos were unable to even the score before time ran out.
The two teams were rather even in terms of total offense. Utah State finished with 422 total yards, while New Mexico finished with an even 400.Game Notes