ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) Brock Warren's 41-yard field goal attempt with one minute remaining drifted wide right Saturday, preserving New Mexico's 14-13 win over Utah State on Saturday.
The long and short of it for the Lobos (5-4, 3-2 in Mountain West) was that they scored on a 1-play, 3-yard drive and a 2-play, 96-yard drive and that was enough to upset the Aggies (5-4, 4-2).
New Mexico quarterback Lamar Jordan hit Delane Johnson for an 86-yard touchdown in the early in the second quarter. And Richard McQuarley dove in from three yards out after the Lobos' Reece White recovered a fumbled punt at the start of the third quarter.
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The Aggies responded with a 61-yard drive, capped by Kent Myers' 24-yard touchdown pass to Andrew Rodriguez to pull within 14-10.
Utah State closed it to 14-13 on Warren's 41-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter. His miss was the first of the season.
The Lobos managed just 236 yards in total offense, but Utah State only put up 294 and lost two turnovers.
The Aggies had the ball twice in the final five minutes, starting their final drive on the New Mexico 35 with 2:54 left. Myers, who finished with 213 passing yards and one score, picked up one third-down conversion with a 14-yard scramble. And on third-and-6 from the Lobos 26, he dove to the center of the field to set up the field-goal attempt.
New Mexico's Teriyon Gipson rushed for 86 yards on 18 carries and Jordan added 45 yards on 11 carries.
The Aggies' rushing game never got going, totaling 78 yards on 37 carries, with Devante Mays needing 17 carries to gain 29 yards.
Utah State had scored more than 50 points in three of its last four games.
Another than holding Mississippi Valley State scoreless in the season-opener, this was the Lobos' best defensive effort of the season.