Scores

Final

Idaho 16

(1-11)

New Mexico St 24

(2-10)

3:30 PM ET, November 30, 2013

Aggie Memorial Stadium, LAS CRUCES, NM

1 2 3 4 T
IDHO 0 13 3 016
NMSU 7 3 7 724

Top Performers

Passing: A. McDonald (NMSU) - 186 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: G. Morrison (NMSU) - 17 CAR, 111 YDS

Receiving: A. Franklin (NMSU) - 6 REC, 64 YDS, 2 TD

New Mexico St powers past Idaho 24-16

Associated Press

LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- Andrew McDonald threw for two TD's as New Mexico State avoided the FBS-Independent cellar by beating Idaho 24-16 on Saturday.

Idaho and New Mexico State-both trying to avoid the cellar position of FBS Independent schools-held nothing back in the first half trading passing TDs and field goals and Idaho (1-11) led 13-10 going in to the break.

McDonald tossed a 7-yard TD to Austin Franklin and Adam Shapiro ran for another Aggie TD in the fourth quarter giving New Mexico State (2-10) an advantage Idaho could not overcome. In fact, the Vandals scored only three points in the second half. Idaho launched a final drive with two minutes left that ended with three incomplete passes from inside the New Mexico red zone.

Idaho outgained the Aggies 459 to 371 yards, but New Mexico State had only one penalty while Idaho gathered eight for 95 yards.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
IDHO
NMSU
1st Downs2023
Total Yards459371
Passing250190
Rushing209181
Penalties6-351-5
3rd Down Conversions4-187-15
4th Down Conversions3-50-0
Turnovers23
Possession29:4630:14

Passing Leaders

IdahoC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Davis21/412506.111
New Mexico StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
McDonald17/271866.921

Rushing Leaders

IdahoCARYDSAVGTDLG
Baker8486.0029
Rehkow14040.0040
New Mexico StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Morrison171116.5020
Hall9414.6011

Receiving Leaders

IdahoRECYDSAVGTDLG
Lovett88210.3018
LaGrone15656.0156
New Mexico StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Franklin66410.7228
Shapiro46215.5038

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERIDHONMSU
TD06:27Austin Franklin 28 Yd Pass From Andrew McDonald (Maxwell Johnson Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERIDHONMSU
TD14:11Michael LaGrone 56 Yd Pass From Taylor Davis (Austin Rehkow Kick) 77
FG07:34Austin Rehkow 25 Yd 107
FG04:48Austin Rehkow 27 Yd 137
FG00:13Maxwell Johnson 36 Yd 1310
THIRD QUARTERIDHONMSU
TD09:21Austin Franklin 7 Yd Pass From Andrew McDonald (Maxwell Johnson Kick) 1317
FG04:51Austin Rehkow 25 Yd 1617
FOURTH QUARTERIDHONMSU
TD14:12Adam Shapiro 8 Yd Run (Maxwell Johnson Kick) 1624