Aggie Football Shut Out By No. 3 Boise State, 59-0

The Aggie football team lost 59-0 to No. 3 Boise State and lost starting quarterback Matt Christian to a shoulder injury late in the second quarter. The Aggie defense gave up a season high 608 yards as they suffered the largest defeat under DeWayne Walker. The loss also marks just the second time the Aggies have been shut out under DeWayne Walker. The Aggies committed three turnovers in the first quarter as the Broncos jumped to a 24-0 lead. "We were not a good [enough] football team to start a game off like that against Boise State," said head coach DeWayne Walker after the game. "That started the bleeding and it just continued to bleed so that was pretty unfortunate tonight."

The Aggies won the coin toss and elected to take the ball to start the game. On the first play from scrimmage, junior quarterback Matt Christian aired out a deep pass that was intended for wide receiver Marcus Allen. The ball fell just out of the reach of Allen but the playcalling showed that the Aggies weren't afraid to go after the Broncos. Unfortunately for the Aggies they would go three and out and be forced to punt.

The Broncos took over at their own 33 yard line and put together a seven play 67 yard drive that culminated in a 15-yard touchdown run by backup quarterback Mike Coughlin who faked a handoff and ran down the right sideline for the touchdown. The extra point gave the Broncos a 7-0 lead just under four minutes into the game. The Aggies started their second drive on their own 16 yard line. After a 13-yard completion from Christian to tight end Kyle Nelson for a first down, Christian was intercepted by Bronco defensive lineman Ryan Winterswyk after Christian's pass screen pass was batted up in the air by Bronco defensive lineman Shea McClellin. The Broncos would take over on the Aggies' 25 yard line and four Doug Martin runs and an extra point later the Broncos would lead 14-0.

The Aggie offense would go three and out and the Broncos would take over at their own 41 after a 52 yard punt by Jake Capraro was wasted by a personal foul penalty called on the Aggies. The Broncos would drive all the way down to the Aggie 15 yard line but the Aggie defense would stiffen and hold the Broncos to a field goal giving Boise State a 17-0 lead with 1:50 left to play in the first quarter.

The Aggies would take over on their own 23 yard line after the kickoff and on 3rd and 7, Matt Christian would be sacked by Tyrone Crawford and would fumble the ball. Boise State's Ricky Tjon-A Tjoe recovered the fumble on the Aggie 30. Jeremy Avery would score on the Broncos' third play of the drive running into the endzone untouched from 18 yards out to put the Broncos up 24-0 after the extra point from Kyle Brotzman.

The Aggies' fifth possession of the first quarter would end at the Bronco 48 yard line as Seth Smith would fumble the ball on second down. The Broncos would take over as the first quarter would come to a close with the Aggies trailing 24-0.

The second quarter begin with a 41-yard pass play from Kellen Moore to Kyle Efaw putting the Broncos ahead 31-0 after the extra point.

The Aggies would get a 24 yard kickoff return from Taveon Rogers and a personal foul penalty put the ball at the Aggie 46. New Mexico State would drive down to the Bronco 37 yard line but the drive would stall forcing the Aggies to punt.

The Aggies would appear to give up another touchdown play on the Broncos' next drive as Kellen Moore completed a long touchdown pass but the play was called back on a facemask call backing the Broncos up to their own 38. The Aggie defense would hold forcing the first Bronco punt of the night.

The Aggies would take over on their own 24 with 9:37 remaining in the half but would be forced to punt six plays later. The Broncos would return the Aggie punt 43 yards down to the Aggie 40 and after the Aggies forced a 4th and 9 on the Aggie 39, Boise State would convert the 4th down on an 11-yard completion from Moore to Titus Young. On the next play Moore would find Doug Martin open behind the Aggie secondary for a 28 yard touchdown pass putting the Aggies down 38-0.

Taveon Rogers would return the Bronco kickoff to the 41 yard line where the Aggies would start. After a 10-yard completion to Darrius Preston gavotte Aggies a first down on the Bronco 49 yard line, Kenny Turner would rush for two yards to the Bronco 47. Matt Christian would complete a 13-yard pass to Marcus Allen but suffered a shoulder injury on the play and would not return to the game. The Aggies would bring in backup quarterback Tanner Rust to replace the injured Christian. The Aggies would be forced to punt three plays later and the Broncos would take over and end the half on three straight kneel downs.

The Broncos would receive the ball to start the second half and on five plays they would drive 71 yards as Kellen Moore would hit Kyle Efaw for a 26-yard touchdown strike to put the Broncos ahead 45-0 after the extra point.

The Aggies would punt on their next two possessions while the Aggie defense would force a Bronco punt. With 3:20 left in the third quarter the Broncos would take over at their own 18 yard line and after a Jeremy Avery rush for four yards to the Boise State 22, backup quarterback Joe Southwick would find Chris Potter for a 78-yard touchdown pass putting the Broncos up 52-0 after the Brotzman extra point.

The Broncos would cap off the scoring late in the fourth quarter as Jarvis Hodge would rush for a 54-yard touchdown with just over two minutes remaining to put the Broncos ahead 59-0. The Aggies would gain just 28 yards in the fourth quarter.

Seth Smith carried the ball 11 times for 44 yards and had a long of 21. Matt Christian finished 6-of-18 for 72 yards and an interception before leaving in the second quarter with the shoulder injury. Tanner Rust completed 2-of-5 passes for 11 yards. Rust ran the ball 10 times for 27 yards. Kenny Turner finished with 10 runs for 14 yards as the Aggies ran for 118 yards on the night.

Marcus Allen caught three passes for 46 yards, Kyle Nelson caught two balls for 25 yards and Kenny Turner caught one pass for 11 yards. Darrius Preston had one catch for eight yards as the Aggies finished with 90 passing yards for the game.

Kellen Moore would finish the game 13-of-18 for 197 yards and three touchdowns. Backup quarterback Joe Southwick finished 4-of-5 for 102 yards and one touchdown and backup quarterback Mike Coughlin would rush for 42 yards and a touchdown. Three different Broncos would score rushing touchdowns as Doug Martin led the Broncos with 10 carries for 95 yards and a touchdown, Jeremy Avery ran eight times for 70 yards and a touchdown and Jarvis Hodge rushed for 69 yards on five carries and a touchdown.

Kyle Efaw caught two touchdown passes for Boise State finishing with two catches for 67 yards. Titus Young caught five balls for 69 yards. Chris Potter had one catch for 78 yards and a touchdown and Doug Martin caught one ball for 28 yards and a touchdown.

The Aggies will host in-state rival New Mexico on Saturday, October 9th as the two teams will meet for the 101st time. The meeting will mark the seventh time that both schools enter the game winless, however, it will be the worst combined record for the two schools entering the rivalry tilt as the Aggies and Lobos are 0-9 this season. The previous worst record was 0-6 in 1991 when the two teams met in Albuquerque. Kickoff for the game is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. as the Aggies honor breast cancer survivors and raise money for the Tough Enough To Wear Pink campaign.