Abilene Christian at New Mexico State

New Mexico St knocks off Abilene Christian, 34-29


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LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) 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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Scoring Summary
NMEXSTGermi Morrison 8 yd run (Maxwell Johnson kick)
ABILNik Grau 20 yd FG
NMEXSTAdam Shapiro 6 yd pass from Andrew McDonald (Maxwell Johnson kick)
ABILCharcandrick West 10 yd run (blocked XP)
ABILDarrell Cantu-Harkless 20 yd pass from John David Baker (missed kick)
NMEXSTPerris Scoggins 6 yd pass from Adam Shapiro (Maxwell Johnson kick)
ABILDarian Hogg 8 yd pass from John David Baker (Nik Grau kick)
NMEXSTMaxwell Johnson 32 yd FG
NMEXSTGermi Morrison 5 yd run (Maxwell Johnson kick)
NMEXSTMaxwell Johnson 18 yd FG
ABILCharcandrick West 5 yd pass from John David Baker (Nik Grau kick)
 
Team Stats
 ABILNMEXST
First Downs2126
Third Down Efficiency4-147-13
Fourth Down Efficiency2-30-0
Plays-Net Yards73-57476-469
Rushes-Yds24-14645-224
Passing Yds428245
Kick Return Yds10585
Punt Return Yds90
Passes33-49-124-31-2
Punts5-2084-175
Fumbles-Lost1-12-1
Penalties-Yds10-767-79
Time of Poss.28:4631:14
 
Individual Stats
RUSHING
ABIL: Charcandrick West 15-102, John David Baker 5-32, Darrell Cantu-Harkless 4-12
NMEXST: Germi Morrison 28-146, Andrew McDonald 11-57, Brandon Betancourt 2-9, Xavier Hall 2-8, Austin Franklin 1-8, Team 1--4
PASSING
ABIL: John David Baker 33-49-428-1
NMEXST: Andrew McDonald 23-30-239-2, Adam Shapiro 1-1-6-0
RECEIVING
ABIL: Taylor Gabriel 15-188, Charcandrick West 7-90, Darian Hogg 5-34, Darrell Cantu-Harkless 3-42, Monte Green-Avery 1-59, Demarcus Thompson 1-9, Cade Stone 1-6
NMEXST: Austin Franklin 11-122, Adam Shapiro 5-48, Jerrel Brown 2-24, Jordan Bergstrom 2-22, Perris Scoggins 2-8, Joseph Matthews 1-15, Joshua Bowen 1-6
 

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