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.