New Mexico State at Utah State

Utah St. 27, New Mexico St. 22


LOGAN, Utah (AP) -Utah State scored 17 second-half points behind 114 rushing yards from running back Derrvin Speight and topped New Mexico State 27-22 Saturday.

Utah State (3-6, 1-4 Western Athletic Conference) took its first lead of the game with 9:07 to play in the game when quarterback Diondre Borel pitched to Eric Moats on an option run for a 12-yard score, giving USU a 24-20 edge. On its next possession, USU opted for a 24-yard field goal by Peter Caldwell rather then attempt a fourth-down play on the 2-yard line, to make the score 27-20.

New Mexico State (2-7, 1-4) tried to tie the game on a fourth-down play with 57 seconds to play, but USU's Quinton Byrd knocked down the pass attempt. NMSU's scoring in the second half came on a career-long 48-yard field goal by Tyler Stampler and a last-second safety as USU ran out the clock.

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Scoring Summary
NMSTMatt Christian 9 yd run (Tyler Stampler kick)
NMSTTodd Lee 32 yd pass from Matt Christian (Tyler Stampler kick)
UTSTDerrvin Speight 2 yd run (Peter Caldwell kick)
NMSTTyler Stampler 46 yd FG
UTSTPeter Caldwell 44 yd FG
UTSTDiondre Borel 3 yd run (Peter Caldwell kick)
NMSTTyler Stampler 48 yd FG
UTSTEric Moats 10 yd run (Peter Caldwell kick)
UTSTPeter Caldwell 24 yd FG
NMST Team safety
Team Stats
First Downs2217
Third Down Efficiency6-173-13
Fourth Down Efficiency0-20-1
Plays-Net Yards75-34664-296
Passing Yds191110
Kick Return Yds102201
Punt Return Yds00
Time of Poss.34:1325:47
Individual Stats
NMST: Kenny Turner 17-68, Matt Christian 10-41, Seth Smith 7-34, Marcus Allen 4-18, Tanner Rust 1-2, Todd Lee 1--3, Team 1--5
UTST: Derrvin Speight 19-114, Diondre Borel 11-30, Kerwynn Williams 4-29, Dontel Watkins 1-14, Robert Marshall 2-13, Eric Moats 0-10, Josh Flores 1-3, Team 4--27
NMST: Matt Christian 17-34-191-0
UTST: Diondre Borel 11-22-110-1
NMST: Kenny Turner 7-64, Taveon Rogers 3-39, Todd Lee 2-37, Kyle Nelson 2-23, Marcus Allen 1-15, William Frazier 1-7, Robert Clay 1-6
UTST: Eric Moats 3-27, Travis Van Leeuwen 3-23, Derrvin Speight 2-16, Austin Alder 1-31, Kellen Bartlett 1-7, Mikhail Morgan 1-6

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