Scores

Final

Abilene Christian 29

(5-4, 1-3 away)

Coverage: GamePlan

8:00 PM ET, October 26, 2013

Aggie Memorial Stadium, LAS CRUCES, NM

1 2 3 4 T
ACU 3 19 0 729
NMSU 7 14 0 1334

Top Performers

Passing: J. Baker (ACU) - 428 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: G. Morrison (NMSU) - 28 CAR, 146 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: T. Gabriel (ACU) - 15 REC, 188 YDS

New Mexico St knocks of Abilene Christian, 34-29

Associated Press

LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- New Mexico State linebacker Trashaun Nixon tackled Abilene Christian wide receiver Taylor Gabriel at the 6 yard line to preserve the Aggies first win of the season, 34-29.

New Mexico State (1-7) trailed the FCS Wildcats at halftime, 22-21.

The Aggies took the lead in the fourth quarter on a pair of field goals from Maxwell Johnson and a 5-yard touchdown run by Germi Morrison to make it 34-22 with 2:32 left.

But Abilene Christian (5-4) rallied. John David Baker found Charcandrick West with a 5-yard touchdown pass with 19 second left and the Wildcats recovered an on-side kick.

After a 15-yard personal foul penalty on the kick-off and a 10-yard holding penalty, Abilene Christian had the ball at its own 21. On the final play Baker found Monte Green-Avery with a 59-yard pass, and a lateral to Gabriel collected another 14 yards before Nixon's tackle ended the threat.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ACU
NMSU
1st Downs2126
Total Yards574469
Passing428245
Rushing146224
Penalties10-767-79
3rd Down Conversions4-147-13
4th Down Conversions2-30-0
Turnovers23
Possession28:4631:14

Passing Leaders

Abilene ChristianC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Baker33/494288.731
New Mexico StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
McDonald23/302398.012

Rushing Leaders

Abilene ChristianCARYDSAVGTDLG
West151026.8145
Baker5326.4018
New Mexico StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Morrison281465.2218
McDonald11575.2021

Receiving Leaders

Abilene ChristianRECYDSAVGTDLG
Gabriel1518812.5040
West79012.9143
New Mexico StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Franklin1112211.1037
Shapiro5489.6117

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERACUNMSU
TD08:02Germi Morrison 8 Yd Run (Maxwell Johnson Kick)
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07
FG03:41Nik Grau 20 Yd
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37
SECOND QUARTERACUNMSU
TD10:17Adam Shapiro 6 Yd Pass From Andrew McDonald (Maxwell Johnson Kick)
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314
TD06:04Charcandrick West 10 Yd Run (Pat Blocked)
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914
TD03:36Darrell Cantu-Harkless 20 Yd Pass From John David Baker (Pat Failed)
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1514
TD00:52Perris Scoggins 6 Yd Pass From Adam Shapiro (Maxwell Johnson Kick)
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1521
TD00:09Darian Hogg 8 Yd Pass From John David Baker (Nik Grau Kick) 2221
FOURTH QUARTERACUNMSU
FG14:55Maxwell Johnson 32 Yd
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2224
TD07:41Germi Morrison 5 Yd Run (Maxwell Johnson Kick)
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2231
FG02:32Maxwell Johnson 18 Yd
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2234
TD00:19Charcandrick West 5 Yd Pass From John David Baker (Nik Grau Kick)
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2934