NCAAF Game Recap - New Mexico at Boise State
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:15 PM EST

LSU
58
Miss
37
F
OHSt
56
Rut
21
F
Wake
3
Clem
52
F
Ala
38
MisSt
7
F
UGA
21
Aub
14
F
Ariz
6
Oreg
34
F
Minn
19
Iowa
23
F
UCLA
3
Utah
49
F
Ind
27
PSU
34
F
Okla
34
Bayl
31
F
Fla
23
Mizzu
6
F
MSU
10
Mich
44
F
Wisc
37
Neb
21
F
Navy
20
ND
52
F
Cin
20
SoFL
17
F
Mem
45
Hou
27
F
NM
9
Boise
42
F
Tex
21
IASt
23
F
Kans
13
OkSt
31
F
E Mi
42
Akr
14
F
WestMI
37
Ohio
34
F OT
NIU
31
Toled
28
F
BGSU
3
MiaOH
44
F
Buff
27
Kent
30
F
UNC
27
Pitt
34
F OT
LaTec
10
Marsh
31
F
Fres
7
SDSU
17
F
Tul
21
Temp
29
F
TCU
33
TxTch
31
F
UMass
6
NW
45
F
AlaSt
12
FlaSt
49
F
VMI
6
Army
47
F
UTEP
10
UAB
37
F
Troy
63
TxSt
27
F
CoCar
27
ArkSt
28
F
ULMon
29
GaSo
51
F
IdSt
10
BYU
42
F
C Mi
45
Ball
44
F
KY
38
Vand
14
F
WVU
24
K St
20
F
VaTec
45
GATec
0
F
(N/A)
28
NMSt
41
F
Hawaii
21
UNLV
7
F
Wyo
21
UtSt
26
F
Syr
49
Duke
6
F
Stan
22
WaSt
49
F
Rice
31
MidTN
28
F
ULLaf
37
SoAl
27
F
SMiss
36
UTSA
17
F
AF
38
ColSt
21
F
App
56
GASt
27
F
AzSt
34
OreSt
35
F
SCar
6
TxAM
30
F
Lou
34
NCSt
20
F
USC
41
Cal
17
F

Nov 16, 2019, 10:15 PM EST

Final

1

2

3

4

T

New Mexico (2-8)

0

0

3

6

9

(19) Boise State (9-1)

28

0

14

0

42

Henderson throws 3 TD passes, No. 21 Broncos beat New Mexico
Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:28 AM

BOISE, Idaho (AP) Starting a third quarterback in a season for the first time in 26 campaigns, Boise State was counting on some help from its defense against New Mexico.

Sonatane Lui and teammates were happy to oblige.

No. 21 Boise State forced a turnover on the first play from scrimmage and went on to beat New Mexico 42-9 on Saturday night.

Chase Hatada forced a fumble from New Mexico quarterback Tevaka Tuioti on the first play, and Lui scooped up the ball and rumbled 24 yards for a score.

It was the kind of start Boise State sought, paving the way for a big first quarter.

Asked where scoring that touchdown ranked in his greatest life moments, Lui quipped: "My wife is probably watching, so, second."

It was also the kind of breathing room quarterback Jaylon Henderson appreciated in his first start for the Broncos. But Henderson didn't look the part of a third-string backup at his third school in his collegiate career.

Henderson threw for 292 yards and three touchdowns, including leading the Broncos on an eight-play, 97-yard scoring drive on his first possession.

"I have a tremendous amount of confidence in Jaylon Henderson," Boise State coach Bryan Harsin said. "And with another game under his belt, he can get better. He's very motivated and very competitive."

Boise State (9-1, 5-0, No. 21 CFP), which maintained its one-game lead atop the Mountain Division, raced out to a 28-0 lead in the first quarter and was never seriously challenged. It was the first time the Broncos scored that many points in the first quarter since registering 28 against Idaho on Nov. 12, 2010.

New Mexico (2-8, 0-6) was playing for the first time since defensive lineman Nahje Flowers died on Nov. 5. The Lobos' game with Air Force was postponed last weekend to allow the team time to grieve Flowers' death.

The first play from scrimmage served as an omen for what was to come.

"For us, it was a great tone-setter," Lui said. "We had practiced all week on having that exact same formation where someone takes out the quarterback right away ... so, it was great to not only have a stop but get a score off of it. And then having one of the fat guys score really picked up the energy for everybody."

For New Mexico, it also set a tone, one the Lobos never recovered from.

"All the work that goes into it and the emotional spirit you have and you go and put that ball on the ground on the first play of the game and they score, you can't - with all the things this football team has been through - you can't have that kind of start," New Mexico coach Bob Davie said. "It was a tough night, tough night."

Henderson, a senior who has seen limited action since transferring to Boise State last season, made the most of his opportunity, starting in place of the injured second-string QB Chase Cord. Henderson's first three possessions ended in touchdowns.

The Lobos, who had been competitive in all their league games, avoided getting shut out for the first time this season when Andrew Shelley kicked a 40-yard field goal late in the third quarter. New Mexico added a touchdown late in the fourth quarter.

THE TAKEAWAY

New Mexico: While the Lobos have relied heavily on their rushing attack, quarterback Tekava Tuioti has elevated New Mexico's passing game this season. Coming into Saturday night's game, he had already thrown for more than 200 yards three times and finished with 175 yards against the Broncos.

Boise State: The Broncos navigated the weaker portion of their conference schedule over the past few weeks without stumbling. However, they need starting quarterback Hank Bachmeier ahead of the team's final two games on the road against Utah State and Colorado State. He missed one game after suffering a hip pointer against Hawaii and has missed two since injuring his shoulder against San Jose State. His status for next week is unknown.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

After not moving up last week, Boise State will likely remain in the same slot, as no teams near it in the rankings lost.

UP NEXT

New Mexico: Hosts Air Force on Saturday.

Boise State: Travels to Utah State on Saturday night.

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Passing

NM Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
T. Salanoa-Tuioti 21 14 66.7 0 175 35 0 92.4
Boise Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Henderson 28 15 53.6 3 292 51 1 111.0
K. Shakir 1 1 100.0 1 2 2 0 118.8

Rushing

NM Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
K. Moran 10 30 3.0 9 0
B. Cole 3 21 7.0 13 0
Boise Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
G. Holani 7 73 10.4 50 0
A. Van Buren 10 33 3.3 6 0

Receiving

NM Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
E. Logan-Greene 5 60 12.0 17 0
J. Kress 4 41 10.3 26 0
Boise Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
C. Thomas 1 0 0.0 0 0
J. Hightower 4 124 31.0 51 1

Fumbles

NM F FL
T. Salanoa-Tuioti 2 2

Returning

NM KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
B. Carroll 2 17.5 0 18 0 - 0 0
D. Rogers 0 - 0 0 2 0.5 0 1
Boise KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
A. Williams 1 21.0 0 21 1 23.0 0 23
J. Hightower 2 16.0 0 25 0 - 0 0

Punting

NM Punt Yds Avg LgPu
T. Dyer 5 233 46.6 59
Boise Punt Yds Avg LgPu
J. Velazquez 2 89 44.5 48

Takeaways

NM Int Yds InTD
A. Hart 1 19 0

Team Stats Comparison

NM Boise
Points For 9 42
Total Yards 292 509
Rushing Yards 117 215
Passing Yards 175 294
Passing Completions / Attempts 14/22 16/29
Turnovers 2 2
Interceptions Thrown 0 1
Fumbles - Lost 2/2 1/1
First Downs 16 23
Penalties - Yards 6/60 7/59
Time Of Possession 51:51 9:09
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 8/16 7/13
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/2 1/2
Punts - Average Yards 5/47 2/44

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter NM Boise
Boise 0:09 TD Sonatane Lui 24 yd fumble return (Eric Sachse kick) 0 7
Boise 7:07 TD Octavius Evans 17 yd run (Eric Sachse kick) 0 14
Boise 11:36 TD Khalil Shakir 18 yd pass from Jaylon Henderson (Eric Sachse kick) 0 21
Boise 14:53 TD John Hightower 51 yd pass from Jaylon Henderson (Eric Sachse kick) 0 28
2nd Quarter NM Boise
No scores this quarter
3rd Quarter NM Boise
NM 5:43 FG Andrew Shelley 40 yd FG 3 28
Boise 11:57 TD Andrew Van Buren 8 yd pass from Jaylon Henderson (Eric Sachse kick) 3 35
Boise 15:00 TD Garrett Collingham 2 yd pass from Khalil Shakir (Eric Sachse kick) 3 42
4th Quarter NM Boise
NM 11:07 TD Micah Gray 1 yd run (missed kick) 9 42

Game Information

Stadium: Albertsons Stadium, Boise, Idaho
Attendance: 31,492
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