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Utah State’s late TD edges New Mexico State 24-21
Saturday, Dec 3, 2011

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP)—Adam Kennedy threw three touchdown passes, the last to Matt Austin with 35 seconds left, as Utah State defeated New Mexico State 24-21 on Saturday.

The 8-yard pass capped a 13-play, 83-yard drive. Kennedy and Austin collaborated on another scoring pass, with 1:39 left in the first half, to give Utah State (7-6, 6-2 in WAC) a 14-7 lead.

Kennedy completed 12 of 16 passes for 123 yards. He also rushed for 96 yards, part of a 395-yard effort on the ground. Michael Smith ran for 121 yards and Robert Turbin had 98. Utah State had 515 yards total offense.

New Mexico State (4-9, 2-4) took a 21-17 lead with 8:29 left in the game on a 3-yard run by Kenny Turner.

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A. Kennedy A. Kennedy, QB
12-16, 123 yds
3 TDs, 1 INT
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M. Christian M. Christian, QB
17-40, 252 yds
1 TD, 2 INTs
9 Rush, 48 yds, 1 TD

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