New Mexico Dominates Nevada
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- New Mexico sotphomore quarterback Donovan Porterie was the offensive MPV of the New Mexico Bowl. He was 20-for-36 in passing for 354 yards and two touchdowns with one interception.
UNM senior linebacker Brett Madsen was the defensive MVP with 2.5 tackles for loss for eight negative yards. He finished with four tackles.
Quotes from University of New Mexico coach Rocky Long:
``I thought it would be be very, very close, but our team played as well as they have all year long. It we had scored in the red zone, it wouldn't have been as close as it was.
``I thought the offense moved the ball really, really well close to the goal line. I was told that Nevada has the longest streak without being shut out in the nation, so obviously our defnese must have played really well.''
Nevada coach Chris Ault
``I felt our defense played well eough to give our offense some chnces and our offense did just not executre at all. I think it played havoc iwth Colin Kaepernick as we got into the game in terms of the game in picking up blitzes. I am disappointed for our offense.
``We didn't do a good job with any consistency ont he run game or the pass game. We just shot ourselves in the foot. It's a combination of their defense playing very well and our offense not playing well.''