New Mexico St knocks off Abilene Christian, 34-29
New Mexico State linebacker Trashaun Nixon tackled Abilene
Christian wide receiver Taylor Gabriel at the 6 yard line to
preserve the Aggies first win of the season, 34-29.
New Mexico State (1-7) trailed the FCS Wildcats at halftime,
The Aggies took the lead in the fourth quarter on a pair of
field goals from Maxwell Johnson and a 5-yard touchdown run by
Germi Morrison to make it 34-22 with 2:32 left.
But Abilene Christian (5-4) rallied. John David Baker found
Charcandrick West with a 5-yard touchdown pass with 19 second left
and the Wildcats recovered an on-side kick.
After a 15-yard personal foul penalty on the kick-off and a
10-yard holding penalty, Abilene Christian had the ball at its own
21. On the final play Baker found Monte Green-Avery with a 59-yard
pass, and a lateral to Gabriel collected another 14 yards before
Nixon’s tackle ended the threat.