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NEVADA (6-6) VS NEW MEXICO (8-4)

What: New Mexico Bowl

Where: University Stadium (40,094)

When: Today, 1:30 p.m.

TV/Radio: ESPN/ESPN Radio 630 AM, pregame at 12:30 p.m.

Coaches: Chris Ault (Nevada) is in his 23rd season and is 191-84-1; Rocky Long (New Mexico) is 60-61 and in his 10th seasonl

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The pick: Nevada 27, New Mexico 23

TALE OF THE TAPE

NEV UNM

36.2 Scoring 24.8

225.8 Rushing Average 131.1

263.1 Passing Average 226.3

488.9 Total Off. 357.4

21.6 KO Ret. Ave. 20.9

7.1 Punt Ret. Ave. 7.2

27/12 Fumbles/Lost 20/14

56.1 Pen. Yard Ave. 54.4

31.8 Punt Ave. (net) 37.9

31:08 Time of Poss. 30:07

41 % 3rd-Down Conv. 36 %

71 % 4th-Down Conv. 50 %

23 Sacks 20

85 % Red Zone Scores 78 %

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing (att.-yards-TD)

NEVADA – Lippincott 257-1380-15; Kaepernick 93-567-6; Fragger 92-322-2; Randall 29-108-1; King 3-26-0; Sanders 5-41-0. NEW MEXICO – Ferguson 292-1177-13; Baker 87-298-0; Brown 5-40-1; Bruno 4-32-1; Smith 9-31-1; Quillen 2-38-0.

Passing (att-comp.-yards-int.-TD)

NEVADA – Kaepernick120-216-2.038-3-19; Graziano 68-134-1,119-5-10. NEW MEXICO – Porterie 224-382-2,652-8-13; Clampett 9-16-64-1-1.

Receiving (catches-yards-TD)

NEVADA – Mitchell 47-1,033-8; Sammons 36-659-4; McCoy 30-598-4; Lippincott 26-295-3; Bishop 14-223-7; Fragger 14-133-1; King 10-124-1; Puloka 4-35-1; Wellington 3-30-0; Sanders 2-13-0; Bohr 1-11-0.

NEW MEXICO – Smith 86-1,039-3; Brown 69-911-5; Ferguson 18-264-1; Bruno 16-100-0; Mark 11-127-3; Quillen 8-44-0; McQueen 8-44-0; Baker 6-84-0; Fussell 4-46-1; Jones 3-25-0; Hernandez 2-22-0; Brooks 1-7-1; Buckley 1-3-0.

Defensive leaders (solo-assist-total)

NEVADA – Butler 46-40-86; Jackson 41-39-80; Mauga 29-42-71; Je. Johnson 32-34-66; Pratt 41-20-61; Anyanwu 34-21-55; Porter 18-34-52; Fuhr 31-21-52; Walker 28-24-52; Hines 28-17-45; Basped 19-26-45.

NEW MEXICO – Clark 36-42-78; Swift 32-37-69; Arnett 22-41-63; Donaldson 32-30-62; Kase 25-32-57; Ligon 26-28-54; McPeek 14-32-46; Solomon 31-14-45; Tuohy 19-23-42; Madsen 12-28-40; Carter 16-24-40.