New Mexico at San Diego State

San Diego St. outlasts New Mexico for 35-30 win


SAN DIEGO (AP) Adam Muema rushed for a season-high 233 yards and three touchdowns as San Diego State held on for a 35-30 victory over New Mexico Saturday night.

San Diego State (4-4, 3-1 Mountain West) never trailed as Quinn Kaehler found Ezell Ruffin for a 75-yard score on the first play from scrimmage, but New Mexico (2-6, 0-4) was never far behind.

Kaehler hooked up again with Ruffin for a 24-yard score in the second quarter. Kaehler threw for 201 yards on 16-of-21 passing while Ruffin finished with 165 yards on 7 catches.

The Lobos kept the game close as Crusoe Gongbay and Teriyon Gipson each added second half touchdowns.

Trailing 35-23 with 1:50 to play, backup quarterback Clayton Mitchem went 4 of 4 to lead to the Lobos 71 yards to cut the lead to 35-30.

San Diego State recovered the ensuing onside kick before running out the clock.

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Scoring Summary
SDGSTEzell Ruffin 75 yd pass from Quinn Kaehler (Seamus McMorrow kick)
SDGSTAdam Muema 4 yd run (Seamus McMorrow kick)
NMEXTeriyon Gipson 20 yd run (Justus Adams kick)
NMEXJustus Adams 20 yd FG
SDGSTEzell Ruffin 24 yd pass from Quinn Kaehler (Seamus McMorrow kick)
NMEXCrusoe Gongbay 18 yd run (Justus Adams kick)
SDGSTAdam Muema 2 yd run (Seamus McMorrow kick)
NMEXTeriyon Gipson 5 yd run (failed 2pt rush)
SDGSTAdam Muema 1 yd run (Seamus McMorrow kick)
NMEXTyler Duncan 36 yd pass from Clayton Mitchem (Justus Adams kick)
Team Stats
First Downs2119
Third Down Efficiency5-108-14
Fourth Down Efficiency1-13-4
Plays-Net Yards61-42363-483
Passing Yds170234
Kick Return Yds12285
Punt Return Yds00
Time of Poss.28:4431:16
Individual Stats
NMEX: Kasey Carrier 10-72, Crusoe Gongbay 10-66, Cole Gautsche 13-54, Teriyon Gipson 5-45, Carlos Wiggins 2-19, Clayton Mitchem 1--3
SDGST: Adam Muema 27-233, Donnel Pumphrey 5-14, Chad Young 4-14, Eric Judge 1-6, Team 1--1, Ezell Ruffin 1--1, Quinn Kaehler 2--16
NMEX: Cole Gautsche 6-16-101-1, Clayton Mitchem 4-4-69-0
SDGST: Quinn Kaehler 16-21-201-0, Tim Vizzi 1-1-33-0
NMEX: Carlos Wiggins 4-24, Jeric Magnant 2-57, Andrew Aho 2-46, Tyler Duncan 1-36, Marquis Bundy 1-7
SDGST: Ezell Ruffin 7-165, Colin Lockett 5-33, Dylan Denso 2-21, Donnel Pumphrey 1-9, Eric Judge 1-3, Tim Vizzi 1-3
New Mexico1st Mountain West Mountain6-29-4
San Diego State1st Mountain West West6-211-3

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