NCAAF Game Recap - Sam Houston State at New Mexico
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

GATec
14
Clem
52
F
Duke
3
Ala
42
F
UGA
30
Vand
6
F
Hou
31
Okla
49
F
FlAtl
21
OHSt
45
F
GaSo
3
LSU
55
F
MidTN
21
Mich
40
F
ND
35
Lou
17
F
LaTec
14
Tex
45
F
Oreg
21
Aub
27
F
TxSt
7
TxAM
41
F
EWa
14
Wash
47
F
Utah
30
BYU
12
F
Idaho
7
PSU
79
F
FlaAM
0
UCF
62
F
Tuls
7
MSU
28
F
Wisc
49
SoFL
0
F
MiaOH
14
Iowa
38
F
NoIa
26
IASt
29
F(2OT)
Syr
24
Lib
0
F
NMSt
7
WaSt
58
F
SoAl
21
Neb
35
F
NW
7
Stan
17
F
Alb
21
C Mi
38
F
UCLA
14
Cin
24
F
RMor
10
Buff
38
F
Wagn
21
UConn
24
F
Mor
3
BGSU
46
F
C Ark
35
W Ky
28
F
GWebb
28
Char
49
F
AlaSt
19
UAB
24
F
FLInt
14
Tul
42
F
SDSU
21
Minn
28
F
NoCol
18
SJSU
35
F
Kent
7
AzSt
30
F
Rice
7
Army
14
F
UMass
21
Rut
48
F
UtSt
35
Wake
38
F
Purd
31
Nev
34
F
ColSt
31
Colo
52
F
OkSt
52
OreSt
36
F
Miss
10
Mem
15
F
MisSt
38
ULLaf
28
F
InSt
17
Kans
24
F
Akr
3
Ill
42
F
ECU
6
NCSt
34
F
How
0
MD
79
F
Toled
24
KY
38
F
Ind
34
Ball
24
F
Boise
36
FlaSt
31
F
JMU
13
WVU
20
F
URI
20
Ohio
41
F
Buck
12
Temp
56
F
HolyC
7
Navy
45
F
Colg
7
AF
48
F
GASt
38
Tenn
30
F
SCar
20
UNC
24
F
E Mi
30
CoCar
23
F
ETenn
7
App
42
F
MonSt
10
TxTch
45
F
PorSt
13
Ark
20
F
VaTec
28
BC
35
F
SamHu
31
NM
39
F
(N/A)
7
UTSA
35
F
Camp
14
Troy
43
F
UCDav
13
Cal
27
F
VMI
17
Marsh
56
F
IllSt
10
NIU
24
F
Monm
13
WestMI
48
F
AlcSt
10
SMiss
38
F
Nich
14
K St
49
F
SFA
17
Bayl
56
F
SMU
37
ArkSt
30
F
Norf
21
OD
24
F
Mizzu
31
Wyo
37
F
Abil
31
NorTx
51
F
UVA
30
Pitt
14
F
Gram
9
ULMon
31
F
HBU
34
UTEP
36
F
ArkPB
7
TCU
39
F
Web
0
SDSU
6
F
SoUt
23
UNLV
56
F
Fres
23
USC
31
F

New Mexico 39, Sam Houston State 31

Aug 31, 2019, 6:00 PM EDT

Final

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Sam Houston State (0-1)

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16

7

8

31

New Mexico (1-0)

13

9

10

7

39

New Mexico beats Sam Houston St 39-31, Davie hospitalized
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:59 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) Ahmari Davis scored two touchdowns and Andrew Shelly made four field goals to lead New Mexico to a 39-31 victory over Sam Houston State on Saturday night as the opener for both schools was tempered by news that Lobos coach Bob Davie was hospitalized after the game with what the school described as a serious medical issue.

"There was an incident with Coach Davie," said New Mexico associate athletic director David Williams. "There will not be a press conference. No players, no coaches." The university later said Davie was "taken to the hospital as a result of what appeared to be a serious medical condition" and more information would be released as it became available.

The 64-year-old coach was taken away by ambulance with his wife in the front seat.

Davis, who broke three plays for more than 40 yards, finished with 107 yards rushing and another 58 receiving. He had 183 total yards all of last season. Sheriron Jones, playing in relief of starting quarterback Brandt Hughes, ran for two second-half touchdowns to help the Lobos break open the game.

New Mexico took a 16-0 lead in the second quarter, scoring on four straight possessions. But the Bearkats took a 23-22 lead in the third quarter when Eric Schmid, who finished with a rushing touchdown and a throwing touchdown, found Toniel Carter on a 13-yard scoring pass.

"We didn't make enough plays," said Bearkats coach K.C. Keeler. "That was my frustration with the guys. I'm proud that we bounced back after being down a couple of scores and all of that but that's expected of our place. You're down a couple of scores and you keep playing."

The Lobos regained the lead on Shelley's fourth field goal then Jones ran it in from 11 yards out to push the lead to 32-23 at the end of the third quarter. Davis had a scoring run of 43 yards, and another rush for 53 yards, while adding a 51-yard reception.

The Bearkats also used two quarterbacks, with starter Ty Brock finishing 258 yards, while Dee Bowens had nine catches for 130 yards and a 65-yard score.

"Both of them played so well during training camp," Keeler said. "And we didn't know which one to go with. We think we have two we can win with so we're going to go with both of them."

San Houston reached the Lobos 24 in the closing minute.

BIG PICTURE

New Mexico's stated goal is to win six games and achieve bowl eligibility something it has done just twice before in Davie's prior seven seasons with the Lobos. Getting this first victory gives New Mexico a good start toward that benchmark.

Sam Houston had won three straight season openers and has finished above .500 nine consecutive seasons.

HOT TIME

The 97-degree temperature at kickoff marked the Lobos warmest opening-day game. And it definitely played a role in the game, Keeler said, as it was combined with unusual humidity and an elevation of nearly a mile high.

"At the end Eric was been getting IVs so he was out, he wasn't an option anymore," Keeler said of Schmid. "I've never seen as many players cramp and I think we're in really good shape, but we had a lot of cramping going on."

UP NEXT

New Mexico next plays at Notre Dame on Sept. 14. Davie coached the Fighting Irish from 1997-2001.

The Bearkats next play at home against Oklahoma State Panhandle.

Passing

SamHu Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
R. Humphries 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 39.6
T. Brock 38 21 55.3 1 258 65 0 85.2
NM Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
B. Hughes 29 12 41.4 0 218 51 0 67.9
S. Jones 11 6 54.5 0 122 47 0 93.8

Rushing

SamHu Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
K. Jackson 15 66 4.4 31 0
D. Williams 6 30 5.0 14 1
NM Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
A. Davis 16 107 6.7 53 2
S. Jones 6 35 5.8 11 2

Receiving

SamHu Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
D. Bowens 9 130 14.4 65 1
N. Stewart 6 71 11.8 27 0
NM Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
A. Somoye 3 62 20.7 29 0
A. Davis 2 58 29.0 51 0

Fumbles

SamHu F FL
C. Compton 1 1

Returning

SamHu KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
I. Adeyi 2 14.5 0 16 0 - 0 0
R. Humphries 0 - 0 0 1 3.0 0 3
NM KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
D. Rogers 0 - 0 0 5 9.4 0 23
Q. Drennan 2 26.5 0 28 0 - 0 0

Punting

SamHu Punt Yds Avg LgPu
M. McRobert 9 416 46.2 60
NM Punt Yds Avg LgPu
T. Dyer 9 421 46.8 59

Takeaways

Team Stats Comparison

SamHu NM
Points For 31 39
Total Yards 558 485
Rushing Yards 115 145
Passing Yards 443 340
Passing Completions / Attempts 35/60 18/40
Turnovers 1 0
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Fumbles - Lost 2/1 0/0
First Downs 27 20
Penalties - Yards 12/104 9/90
Time Of Possession 48:48 12:12
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 4/20 1/15
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 1/4 0/0
Punts - Average Yards 9/46 9/47

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter SamHu NM
NM 7:26 FG Andrew Shelley 44 yd FG 0 3
NM 10:55 FG Andrew Shelley 41 yd FG 0 6
NM 13:03 TD Ahmari Davis 43 yd run (Andrew Shelley kick) 0 13
2nd Quarter SamHu NM
NM 0:03 FG Andrew Shelley 27 yd FG 0 16
SamHu 2:04 TD Dee Bowens 65 yd pass from Ty Brock (missed kick) 6 16
SamHu 5:39 TD Eric Schmid 4 yd run (Connor Crow kick) 13 16
NM 11:41 TD Ahmari Davis 1 yd run (missed kick) 13 22
SamHu 14:01 FG Connor Crow 46 yd FG 16 22
3rd Quarter SamHu NM
SamHu 2:20 TD Toneil Carter 13 yd pass from Eric Schmid (Connor Crow kick) 23 22
NM 9:48 FG Andrew Shelley 25 yd FG 23 25
NM 13:58 TD Sheriron Jones 11 yd run (Andrew Shelley kick) 23 32
4th Quarter SamHu NM
NM 1:19 TD Sheriron Jones 7 yd run (Andrew Shelley kick) 23 39
SamHu 11:59 TD Donovan Williams 4 yd run (Woody Brandom 2pt pass from Ty Brock) 31 39

Game Information

Stadium: Dreamstyle Stadium, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Attendance: 13,749
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