Vandals fall at New Mexico State

Vandals fall at New Mexico State

DESPITE A CAREER NIGHT BY IDAHO SENIOR PRINCETON MCCARTY, who accumulated 236 all-purpose yards including 116 yards rushing and two touchdowns in the game, the Vandals fell short at New Mexico State and dropped a 31-24 contest to the Aggies. It was Idaho's first loss to NMSU since 2007, and came as the Vandals were unable to score from the Aggie one yard line on the final play of the game.

STANDOUT PERFORMANCES:

Princeton McCarty - The University of Idaho senior had a career night at New Mexico State when he accumulated a stunning 236 all-purpose yards against the Aggies. His rushing total came as a result of 116 yards rushing, plus 25 yards receiving, and on special teams he breathed life into Idaho's furious comeback with a 95 yard kickoff return in the fourth quarter which cut the NMSU lead to 28-24. He was also Idaho's first 100 yard rusher of the 2011 season.

Justin Veltung - Junior wide receiver Justin Veltung did it again, returning his SECOND punt of the season for a Vandal touchdown. Saturday night in the third quarter he returned a NMSU punt 64 yards for a touchdown that cut the Aggie lead down to 21-17.


GAME SUMMARIES

LINK: IDAHO OFFICIAL SITE game story (stats and game book)

LINK: NMSU SITE: Aggies win first WAC game of the season

LINK: Aggies defense steps up vs Idaho

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