Aggies Up Big At Halftime Of New Mexico Bowl
Albuquerque, N.M. – After the first half of the New Mexico Bowl, the Utah State Aggies hold a commanding 38-7 lead over North Texas.
Aggies Working Quickly
It took just 40 seconds for Utah State’s high-scoring offense to find the end zone. Jordan Love found Aaren Vaughns on a 72-yard touchdown pass to set a New Mexico Bowl record for fastest touchdown. The Aggies took a 7-0 lead.
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North Texas responded by scoring on a 2-yard rush by DeAndre Torrey to knot up the score at 7-all. The Mean Green’s scoring drive was assisted by pair of personal fouls by Utah State, including one roughing the punter penalty that enabled North Texas to extend the possession all the way to the end zone.
Utah State retook the lead soon thereafter on a 26-yard rush by Gerold Bright to give the Aggies a 14-7 lead.
The lead was extended 21-7 on the Aggies’ first possession of the second quarter on a 9-yard rush by Love.
Love and Vaughns connected again for another score as the Aggies scored their 21st unanswered point on a 37-yard TD reception. The Aggies led 28-7.
After DJ Williams got the ball back by picking off a pass by North Texas QB Quinn Shanbour, Utah State scored its fourth touchdown on a drive of a minute or less. Love found a wide open Jalen Greene for a 67 yard score to give Utah State a 35-7 lead.
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Dominick Eberle put a cap on the first half with a 42-yard field goal as time expire to give Utah State a 38-7 lead.
By The Numbers
Love finished the first half with 248 yards and three TDs with an interception.
The Aggie defense allowed just 112 yards by North Texas.
The game is being broadcast on ESPN.
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