Friday, October 07, 2005
Fresno State (2-1/0-0) at New Mexico State (0-5/0-1)
TIME/SITE: 8:00 p.m. (MT); Las Cruces, N.M.; Aggie Memorial Stadium (30,343/Grass)
TELEVISION: ESPNU; Beth Mowins, David Diaz-Infante/SportsWest-KFRE (Fresno); Mike Powers, Nate Griffin
SERIES LOOK: Fresno State was won all 11 meetings between the two schools. The teams last met in 1991, when the Bulldogs won, 42-28, in Las Cruces.
COACHES: Fresno State’s Pat Hill is in his ninth season as a head coach and has a record of 66-39. New Mexico State’s Hal Mumme is in his first season with the Aggies. Overall, he is 97-72-1 in 15 years with stints at Iowa Wesleyan, Valdosta State, Kentucky and Southeastern Louisiana.
GAME NOTES: Fresno State – has won its last five conference games ... has 307 yards in punt returns while its opponents have three ... leads the WAC in scoring offense (44.3), scoring defense (22.7) and turnover margin (+2) ... plays three of its next four games on the road ... Paul Pinegar is third in the nation in passing efficiency (173.9 rating) ... he has thrown a touchdown pass in 12 consecutive games. New Mexico State – has lost six straight games, tied for the third longest streak in the nation ... Justine Buries has rushed for more than 100 yards in three straight games ... he leads the WAC in rushing with 88.8 yards per game. from the official WAC site