NCAAF Game Recap - New Mexico State at Brigham Young
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:15 PM EST

Cit
17
Ala
50
F
Duke
6
Clem
35
F
Syr
3
ND
36
F
Ind
20
Mich
31
F
UMass
27
UGA
66
F
Kans
40
Okla
55
F
WVU
41
OkSt
45
F
Ariz
28
WaSt
69
F
OHSt
52
MD
51
F OT
Rice
10
LSU
42
F
Cin
13
UCF
38
F
IASt
10
Tex
24
F
UtSt
29
ColSt
24
F
Idaho
10
Fla
63
F
PSU
20
Rut
7
F
OreSt
23
Wash
42
F
MidTN
23
KY
34
F
Utah
30
Colo
7
F
BC
21
FlaSt
22
F
Boise
45
NM
14
F
NW
24
Minn
14
F
Stan
Cal
PPD
Ark
6
MisSt
52
F
WestMI
41
Ball
42
F OT
Buff
17
Ohio
52
F
MiaOH
13
NIU
7
F
Toled
56
Kent
34
F
Tul
17
Hou
48
F
FlAtl
38
NorTx
41
F
Mem
28
SMU
18
F
MSU
6
Neb
9
F
TCU
16
Bayl
9
F
Pitt
34
Wake
13
F
SoFL
17
Temp
27
F
Colg
14
Army
28
F
NCSt
52
Lou
10
F
VMI
14
OD
77
F
FLInt
42
Char
35
F
GASt
17
App
45
F
UTSA
0
Marsh
23
F
Nev
21
SJSU
12
F
ULMon
17
ArkSt
31
F
WCU
26
UNC
49
F
TxSt
7
Troy
12
F
USC
27
UCLA
34
F
LaTec
20
SMiss
21
F
TxTch
6
K St
21
F
Iowa
63
Ill
0
F
MiaFL
38
VaTec
14
F
Mizzu
50
Tenn
17
F
Wisc
47
Purd
44
F(2OT)
Tuls
29
Navy
37
F
UVA
27
GATec
30
F OT
BGSU
21
Akr
6
F
AF
27
Wyo
35
F
Lib
0
Aub
53
F
SoAl
38
ULLaf
48
F
GaSo
41
CoCar
17
F
UAB
20
TxAM
41
F
UConn
21
ECU
55
F
UTEP
16
W Ky
40
F
Miss
29
Vand
36
F OT
Chat
9
SCar
49
F
NMSt
10
BYU
45
F
SDSU
14
Fres
23
F
AzSt
29
Oreg
31
F
UNLV
28
Hawaii
35
F

Nov 17, 2018, 10:15 PM EST

Final

1

2

3

4

T

New Mexico State (3-8)

7

0

3

0

10

Brigham Young (6-5)

7

24

7

7

45

Katoa runs for 4 TDs; BYU beats New Mexico St. 45-10
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:16 AM

PROVO, Utah (AP) Freshman Lopini Katoa had 19 carries for 155 yards rushing and four touchdowns, all season highs, and the BYU defense forced six three-and-outs to help the Cougars beat New Mexico State 45-10 on Saturday night and become bowl eligible.

Katoa came in with 57 carries for 268 yards and four touchdowns in 10 career games. Matt Hadley added two rushing touchdowns, including a 40-yarder midway through the second quarter that gave BYU (6-5) the lead for good at 14-7.

Each team went three-and-out on its first possession and then Josh Adkins hit Drew Dan for a 17-yard touchdown to cap a 13-play, 85-yard drive and give New Mexico State (3-8) a 7-0 lead. The Aggies offense, however, began to sputter with four three-and-outs, two interceptions and a missed 47-yard field-goal attempt on its next seven possessions. Katoa scored on runs of 15 and 13 yards in the second quarter before Skyler Southam's 23-yard field goal as time expired made it 31-7 at halftime.

Adkins was 25-of-61 passing for 264 yards and a touchdown with two interceptions.

Passing

NMSt Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Adkins 61 25 41.0 1 264 25 2 46.1
BYU Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
Z. Wilson 26 12 46.2 0 172 32 0 68.1
T. Mangum 3 1 33.3 0 21 21 1 19.4

Rushing

NMSt Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
C. Gibson 7 30 4.3 13 0
J. Huntley 5 13 2.6 5 0
BYU Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
L. Katoa 19 155 8.2 50 4
R. Burt 10 61 6.1 11 0

Receiving

NMSt Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
O. Clark 6 65 10.8 19 0
R. Caldwell 4 41 10.3 24 0
BYU Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
D. Holker 4 76 19.0 23 0
M. Bushman 3 57 19.0 32 0

Fumbles

NMSt F FL
J. Adkins 1 0

Returning

NMSt KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
J. Huntley 3 9.7 0 12 0 - 0 0
N. Mitchell 0 - 0 0 2 4.0 0 2
BYU KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
M. Hadley 3 18.0 0 19 0 - 0 0
D. Collie 0 - 0 0 1 7.0 0 7

Punting

NMSt Punt Yds Avg LgPu
P. Theisler 9 319 35.4 50
D. Brown 1 58 58.0 58
BYU Punt Yds Avg LgPu
R. Almond 6 240 40.0 50
D. Jones 1 36 36.0 36

Takeaways

NMSt Int Yds InTD
R. Buford Jr. 1 0 0
BYU Int Yds InTD
M. Moore 1 1 0
I. Kaufusi 1 3 0

Team Stats Comparison

NMSt BYU
Points For 10 45
Total Yards 312 510
Rushing Yards 48 317
Passing Yards 264 193
Passing Completions / Attempts 25/61 13/30
Turnovers 3 2
Interceptions Thrown 2 1
Fumbles - Lost 2/1 1/1
First Downs 20 25
Penalties - Yards 5/39 2/20
Time Of Possession 59:59 1:01
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 8/23 8/17
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/0 0/1
Punts - Average Yards 10/38 7/39

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter NMSt BYU
NMSt 5:42 TD Drew Dan 17 yd pass from Josh Adkins (Dylan Brown kick) 7 0
BYU 12:40 TD Matt Hadley 1 yd run (Skyler Southam kick) 7 7
2nd Quarter NMSt BYU
BYU 6:31 TD Matt Hadley 40 yd run (Skyler Southam kick) 7 14
BYU 10:13 TD Lopini Katoa 15 yd run (Skyler Southam kick) 7 21
BYU 13:24 TD Lopini Katoa 13 yd run (Skyler Southam kick) 7 28
BYU 15:00 FG Skyler Southam 23 yd FG 7 31
3rd Quarter NMSt BYU
BYU 9:23 TD Lopini Katoa 14 yd run (Skyler Southam kick) 7 38
NMSt 12:38 FG Dylan Brown 33 yd FG 10 38
4th Quarter NMSt BYU
BYU 1:51 TD Lopini Katoa 2 yd run (Skyler Southam kick) 10 45

Game Information

Stadium: LaVell Edwards Stadium, Provo, Utah
Attendance: 47,505
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