(3-0, 1-0 Southland)
(0-4, 0-1 MW)
6:00 PM ET, September 24, 2011
University Stadium (NM), Albuquerque, NM
Passing: B. Holbrook (UNM) - 289 YDS, 2 TD
Rushing: T. Flanders (SHSU) - 30 CAR, 194 YDS, 5 TD
Receiving: D. Long (MD) - 9 REC, 209 YDS, 3 TD
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Tim Flanders scored his fifth touchdown of the game in overtime Saturday to help San Houston State defeat New Mexico 48-45.
New Mexico's Deon Long, who returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown, caught three touchdown passes, including the game-tying score with 27 seconds remaining in regulation to cap an 80-yard drive.
But the Bearkats (3-0) held UNM (0-4) to a field goal in overtime.
Flanders, who finished with a career-best 194 yards on 30 carries, took it over from four yards out for the win.
Long had nine receptions for 209 yards and his 378 all-purpose yards set a school and Mountain West record.
The teams combined for 1,075 yards of offense.