New Mexico at Colorado State

Colorado St. 24, New Mexico 20


FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Conner Smith threw a fourth-quarter touchdown pass, and Kevin Pierre-Louis batted away a last-play pass in the end zone as Colorado State held on to defeat New Mexico 24-20 Saturday night.

With the Rams trailing 20-17 with 3:06 left, Smith, who was 19 for 26 for 254 yards and two TDs passing, took over at the Colorado State 24. It took seven plays and a key 6-yard run on fourth and 2 by Chris Nwoke to set up a 30-yard pass to Joe Hansley with 1:29 left.

Donnell Alexander ran for 112 yards for the Rams (4-8, 3-5 Mountain West).

After Hansley's touchdown, B.J. Holbrook was 5 of 6 passing and ran for 6 yards in driving the Lobos (4-9, 1-7) to the Colorado State 16, but missed his next two passes.

After a timeout, Holbrook, who was 12 of 21 for 205 yards and a touchdown, attempted to get a pass to Cory Wiggins in the end zone, but Pierre-Louis got in the way.

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Scoring Summary
COLOSTJoe Hansley 29 yd pass from Conner Smith (Jared Roberts kick)
COLOSTDonnell Alexander 3 yd run (Jared Roberts kick)
NMEXKasey Carrier 1 yd run (Justus Adams kick)
COLOSTJared Roberts 48 yd FG
NMEXJustus Adams 38 yd FG
NMEXJustus Adams 30 yd FG
NMEXJhurell Pressley 55 yd pass from B.R. Holbrook (Justus Adams kick)
COLOSTJoe Hansley 30 yd pass from Conner Smith (Jared Roberts kick)
Team Stats
First Downs1726
Third Down Efficiency5-142-10
Fourth Down Efficiency0-02-2
Plays-Net Yards58-34262-413
Passing Yds205254
Kick Return Yds7537
Punt Return Yds302
Time of Poss.28:931:51
Individual Stats
NMEX: Kasey Carrier 16-59, Cole Gautsche 10-41, B.R. Holbrook 3-13, Lamaar Thomas 4-12, Chase Clayton 2-7, Jhurell Pressley 1-3, Crusoe Gongbay 1-2
COLOST: Donnell Alexander 24-112, Chris Nwoke 11-49, Joe Hansley 1--2
NMEX: B.R. Holbrook 12-21-205-0
COLOST: Conner Smith 19-26-254-1
NMEX: Lamaar Thomas 4-35, Ty Kirk 3-39, Carlos Wiggins 2-24, Jhurell Pressley 1-55, Andrew Aho 1-48, Kasey Carrier 1-4
COLOST: Joe Hansley 5-102, Marquise Law 5-57, Charles Lovett 4-35, Crockett Gillmore 3-46, Austin Gillmore 1-11, Jake Levin 1-3
New Mexico1st Mountain West Mountain6-29-4
Colorado State4th Mountain West Mountain5-37-6

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