New Mexico State at Idaho

Idaho 26, New Mexico St. 18


MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) - Dominque Blackman threw for 304 yards and two touchdowns, and Idaho got its first win of the season in its Western Athletic Conference opener Saturday, beating New Mexico State 26-18.

Blackman, who was 26 of 48, recovered from throwing an interception on the game's first snap. He hit Najee Lovett on a 35-yard score in the first quarter and Jahrie Level from 17 yards in the second. Trey Farquhar added four field goals, including a 55-yarder just before halftime that tied a career high, for the Vandals (1-5), who got their 14th win in 19 tries against NMSU.

Andrew Manley threw for 309 yards, with two interceptions, for the Aggies (1-5, 0-2), including a 30-yard touchdown to Kemonte Bateman. Manley's 1-yard scoring run late in the fourth quarter, plus a two-point conversion, made it a one-possession game. The Vandals, however, recovered the ensuing onside kick and ran out the clock.

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Scoring Summary
NMEXSTTyler Stampler 42 yd FG
IDAHOTrey Farquhar 39 yd FG
IDAHONajee Lovett 35 yd pass from Dominique Blackman (Trey Farquhar kick)
IDAHOJahrie Level 17 yd pass from Dominique Blackman (Trey Farquhar kick)
NMEXSTKemonte' Bateman 30 yd pass from Andrew Manley (Tyler Stampler kick)
IDAHOTrey Farquhar 55 yd FG
IDAHOTrey Farquhar 32 yd FG
IDAHOTrey Farquhar 53 yd FG
NMEXSTAndrew Manley 1 yd run (Austin Franklin 2pt pass from Andrew Manley)
Team Stats
First Downs2320
Third Down Efficiency6-156-16
Fourth Down Efficiency0-20-1
Plays-Net Yards74-40776-386
Passing Yds309304
Kick Return Yds6223
Punt Return Yds-110
Time of Poss.29:430:56
Individual Stats
NMEXST: Germi Morrison 16-66, Travaughn Colwell 4-22, Akeelie Mustafa 2-12, Austin Franklin 2-4, Andrew Manley 4--6
IDAHO: Ryan Bass 14-45, James Baker 9-37, Dominique Blackman 1-8, Todd Handley 2--3, Team 2--5
NMEXST: Andrew Manley 28-45-309-2, Trevor Walls 0-1-0-0
IDAHO: Dominique Blackman 26-48-304-1
NMEXST: Austin Franklin 9-115, Kemonte' Bateman 5-76, Jerrel Brown 5-38, Robert Clay 4-20, Germi Morrison 2-7, Joseph Matthews 1-27, Perris Scoggins 1-13, David Quiroga 1-13
IDAHO: Jahrie Level 8-92, Roman Runner 4-41, Mike Scott 3-78, Najee Lovett 3-46, Todd Handley 3-2, Ryan Bass 2-21, Clayton Homme 1-9, Justin Veltung 1-8, James Baker 1-7
New Mexico State8th Sun Belt 2-63-9
Idaho3rd Sun Belt 6-29-4

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