GAMEDAY College Football

San Diego State 31, New Mexico 7

(AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

By DOUG PADILLA
Associated Press

CARSON, Calif. - Greg Bell rushed for 111 yards and a touchdown, quarterback Jordon Brookshire added two scoring runs and No. 25 San Diego State beat New Mexico 31-7.

Bell had a 40-yard carry on the Aztecs' first play from scrimmage and finished with his fourth 100-yard game of the season, hitting the mark before halftime of San Diego State's Mountain West Conference opener.

San Diego State is off to its second 5-0 start in 46 years, also doing it in 2017, and won a game as a ranked team for the first time since Oct. 7, 2017, against UNLV. The Aztecs are one of 13 remaining undefeated teams in the nation.

On defense, the San Diego State gave up 66 yards rushing and 193 yards in total offense in its eighth consecutive victory over the Lobos (2-4, 0-2). San Diego State entered second in the nation with 46.0 rushing yards allowed per game.

New Mexico used its defense to avoid a shutout as Ray Leutele forced Bell's fumble in the third quarter and returned it 15 yards for a touchdown. Terry Wilson Jr., was 13 of 25 passing for 127 yards with an interception, and Aaron Dumas rushed for 77 yards.

San Diego State started fast, holding New Mexico to a three and out to open the game, then getting Bell's 40-yard run to the Lobos' 23-yard line. Four more Bell carries put the Aztecs into the end zone after his 1-yard score as he carried five times for all 63 yards on the drive.

After Matt Araiza's 40-yard field goal on the first play of the second quarter gave San Diego State a 10-0 lead, the Aztecs defense turned in two more three and outs before increasing the lead. Brookshire led a 10-play 66-yard drive that he capped with his own 1-yard plunge for a 17-0 lead.

The Aztecs held the Lobos to minus-5 yards rushing in the third quarter, before Leutele got New Mexico on the scoreboard. Leutele not only stripped Bell of the ball deep in Aztecs territory, he carried the ball into the end zone to cut the San Diego State advantage to 17-7.

San Diego State struggled on offense to open the second half, running seven plays in its first three third-quarter drives with no first downs before putting together a five-play, 60-yard scoring drive. Immediately after Leutele's defensive TD, Brookshire drove the Aztecs down the field and scored on an 11-yard run for a 24-7 lead.

Chance Bell made it 31-7 with 13:05 remaining on an 8-yard scoring run.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter NMSDSU
SDSU TD 11:21 Greg Bell 1 yard TD run (Matt Araiza Extra Point) 0 7
Second Quarter NMSDSU
SDSU FG 14:57 Matt Araiza 40 yard field goal 0 10
SDSU TD 4:35 Jordon Brookshire 2 yard TD run (Matt Araiza Extra Point) 0 17
Third Quarter NMSDSU
NM TD 4:41 Ray Leutele 15 yard fumble return for TD (Andrew Shelley Extra Point) 7 17
SDSU TD 2:35 Jordon Brookshire 11 yard TD run (Matt Araiza Extra Point) 7 24
Fourth Quarter NMSDSU
SDSU TD 13:05 Chance Bell 8 yard TD run (Matt Araiza Extra Point) 7 31
Team Stats
  New Mexico San Diego State
First downs 12 17
  Rushing 6 7
  Passing 5 5
  Penalty 1 5
3rd Down Efficiency 3-16, 19% 3-11, 27%
4th down efficiency 1-2, 50% 1-2, 50%
Rushes-Yards 34-66 43-203
Passing Yards 127 133
Return Yards 93 52
Completions-Attempts-Int 13-27-1 12-25-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 4-35 0-0
Punts 9 5
Fumbles Lost 1-1 1-1
Penalties - Yards 8-85 5-48
New Mexico Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
T. Wilson 13 25 127 0 1
C. Montes 0 1 0 0 0
T. Hall 0 1 0 0 0
San Diego State Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
J. Brookshire 11 24 130 0 0
L. Johnson 1 1 3 0 0
New Mexico Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
A. Dumas 11 77 7.0 0
B. Cole 10 25 2.5 0
C. Montes 1 -1 -1.0 0
T. Hall 1 -1 -1.0 0
T. Wilson 11 -34 -3.1 0
San Diego State Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
G. Bell 21 111 5.3 1
J. Brookshire 5 45 9.0 2
K. Williams 6 22 3.7 0
J. Armstead 3 10 3.3 0
L. Johnson 1 6 6.0 0
C. Bell 3 6 2.0 1
J. Byrd 3 2 0.7 0
W. Haskell 1 1 1.0 0
New Mexico Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
L. Wysong 4 51 12.8 0
E. Queen 1 28 28.0 0
A. Erickson 3 24 8.0 0
T. Hall 3 18 6.0 0
C. Witthoft 1 3 3.0 0
J. Taylor 1 3 3.0 0
San Diego State Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
T. Shavers 2 39 19.5 0
B. Busbee 1 36 36.0 0
D. Bellinger 2 25 12.5 0
E. Kothe 1 7 7.0 0
G. Bell 1 7 7.0 0
J. Matthews 1 6 6.0 0
K. Williams 1 6 6.0 0
E. Dedeaux 1 5 5.0 0
J. Byrd 2 2 1.0 0
New Mexico Interceptions
Player Int Yards
San Diego State Interceptions
Player Int Yards
T. Thompson 1 1
New Mexico Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
A. Rodriguez 9 356 39.6
San Diego State Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
M. Araiza 5 241 48.2
New Mexico Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
C. Alexander 1 9 9.0
L. Wysong 1 2 2.0
A. Erickson 1 0 0
San Diego State Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Byrd 2 2 1.0
New Mexico Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
L. Wysong 3 65 21.7
A. Erickson 1 17 17.0
San Diego State Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Byrd 2 49 24.5
New Mexico Missed FG
Player Length
San Diego State Missed FG
Player Length




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