Scores

Final

New Mexico St 28

(1-11)

Texas State 66

(4-8, 2-4 Sun Belt)

4:00 PM ET, December 1, 2012

Bobcat Stadium, SAN MARCOS, TX

1 2 3 4 T
NMSU 21 7 0 028
TXST 14 35 3 1466

Top Performers

Passing: A. Manley (EIU) - 248 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: G. Morrison (NMSU) - 19 CAR, 123 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: K. Bateman (NMSU) - 4 REC, 85 YDS, 1 TD

Texas St. 66, New Mexico St. 28

Associated Press

SAN MARCOS, Texas -- Nine Texas State players scored touchdowns on Saturday, including two fumble returns and a punt return, and the Bobcats rolled to a 66-28 victory over New Mexico State.

The Bobcats (4-8, 2-4 Western Athletic) set the pace in the first half as the team scored 49 first-half points on seven touchdowns.

The Bobcats held the Aggies (1-11, 0-6) scoreless in the second half after allowing 28 first-half points. Linebacker Joplo Bartu put together one of the best games of his career in his finale, recording career highs of 17 tackles, eight of which were for loss, and four sacks.

Shaun Rutherford capped his career with a personal-best 138 yards on the ground in addition to throwing for a touchdown, his 15th of the season.

New Mexico State's Andrew Manley threw a pair of scoring passes and ran for a TD.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NMSU
TXST
1st Downs2123
Total Yards419528
Passing24882
Rushing171446
Penalties5-4510-100
3rd Down Conversions5-125-10
4th Down Conversions1-31-2
Turnovers40
Possession34:1625:44

Passing Leaders

New Mexico StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Manley16/292488.621
Texas StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Rutherford8/17694.110

Rushing Leaders

New Mexico StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Morrison191236.5151
Powell10383.8013
Texas StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Rutherford171388.1036
Curry78612.3131

Receiving Leaders

New Mexico StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Franklin59118.2040
Bateman48521.3130
Texas StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Franks12222.0022
Harper2136.509

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNMSUTXST
TD11:59Trevor Walls 15 Yd Pass From Andrew Manley (Marcus Johnson Kick) 70
TD09:52Marcus Curry 4 Yd Run (Will Johnson Kick) 77
TD04:03Andrew Manley 5 Yd Run (Marcus Johnson Kick) 147
TD03:07Tim Gay 75 Yd Run (Will Johnson Kick) 1414
TD00:16Germi Morrison 14 Yd Run (Marcus Johnson Kick) 2114
SECOND QUARTERNMSUTXST
TD12:10Brandon Smith 11 Yd Pass From Shaun Rutherford (Will Johnson Kick) 2121
TD10:02Blake McColloch 6 Yd Fumble Return (Will Johnson Kick) 2128
TD08:36Jamie Clavell-Head 32 Yd Fumble Return (Will Johnson Kick) 2135
TD03:04Terrence Franks 21 Yd Run (Will Johnson Kick) 2142
TD01:46Craig Mager 79 Yd Punt Return (Will Johnson Kick) 2149
TD00:54Kemonte Bateman 30 Yd Pass From Andrew Manley (Marcus Johnson Kick) 2849
THIRD QUARTERNMSUTXST
FG12:58Will Johnson 54 Yd 2852
FOURTH QUARTERNMSUTXST
TD13:16Tim Hawkins 16 Yd Run (Will Johnson Kick) 2859
TD01:16Robert Lowe 15 Yd Run (Will Johnson Kick) 2866