(Saturday, November 5th)
Final Score: San Diego State 35, New Mexico 7
San Diego, CA (Sports Network) - San Diego State tailback Ronnie Hillman rushed for 141 yards and a touchdown to lead the Aztecs to a 35-7 rout of New Mexico in Mountain West Conference action at Qualcomm Stadium.
San Diego State (5-3, 2-2 MWC) scored all five of its touchdowns on the ground, including a career-high three from Walter Kazee, as the team racked up 486 yards of total offense, with 215 coming on the ground. Hillman, the FBS leading rushing coming into the game (151.0 ypg), continued his impressive season with his 29-carry effort against the Lobos. Quarterback Ryan Lindley managed the game well for San Diego State, completing 16-of-24 passes, for 271 yards.
New Mexico (0-9, 0-4) remains winless on the season, extended the nation's longest losing streak to 12 games and the longest road losing streak to 20 games. The Lobos struggled on both sides of the football, failing to stop SDSU from moving up and down the field, while churning out just 162 total yards themselves. Tailback Crusoe Gongbay was responsible for New Mexico's only points, scoring on a six-yard run in the second quarter. Quarterback B.J. Holbrook struggled throughout, completing just 10-of-20 passes, for a mere 88 yards, with two interceptions.
The Aztecs got on the scoreboard first at the 2:51 mark of the first quarter, as Kazee capped off a 10-play, 66-yard drive with a one-yard TD run. He scored his second touchdown with 4:26 remaining in the half, this time from three yards out to increase SDSU's lead to 14-0.
Gongbay cut the lead in half on New Mexico's next drive, as the Lobos trailed just 14-7 at the break.
Kazee got back in the end zone five minutes into the second half, another one- yard run, putting the Aztecs up 21-7. Less than two minutes later, the lead went to 28-7 with Hillman scoring from one yard out.
San Diego State continued to pour it on in the fourth quarter, with a three- yard TD run by Chad Young to finish off the scoring and give San Diego State a decisive 35-7 victory.
11/06 00:46:41 ET