(Saturday, October 23rd)
Final Score: San Diego State 30, New Mexico 20
Albuquerque, NM (Sports Network) - Ryan Lindley threw for 249 yards and two touchdowns to lead the San Diego State Aztecs to a 30-20 victory over the New Mexico Lobos in Mountain West Conference action.
Both of Lindley's touchdown passes went to DeMarco Sampson, who finished with seven catches for 127 yards for San Diego State (5-2, 2-1 MWC).
B.R. Holbrook completed only 11-of-27 passes for 124 yards and one touchdown in defeat for New Mexico (0-7, 0-3).
The Lobos grabbed a 3-0 lead less than two minutes into the contest when James Aho booted a 46-yard field goal.
Midway through the first quarter, the Aztecs took a 7-3 advantage on the strength of an 11-yard touchdown run by Ronnie Hillman. That lead was stretched to 10-3 early in the second quarter by a 36-yard field goal by Abel Perez.
New Mexico cut its deficit to 10-6 with a 25-yard Aho field goal, but San Diego State scored a touchdown on the final play of the first half to grab a 17-6 lead at intermission. Lindley tossed a 40-yard strike to Sampson to give the Aztecs that 11-point cushion.
The Aztec advantage was pushed to 20-6 with a 30-yard Perez field goal early in the third quarter.
New Mexico reached the endzone midway through that third frame to cut the deficit to 20-13, as Holbrook hooked up with Lucas Reed for a 25-yard pitch and catch.
San Diego State answered back immediately, as Lindley threw a 32-yard touchdown strike to Sampson, making the score 27-13.
The only points of the fourth quarter for the Aztecs came on a 31-yard Perez field goal. New Mexico State managed a late touchdown, bringing the score to its final of 30-20.
10/24 01:37:17 ET