Aggies beat down Lobos on Thanksgiving for first win of 2020

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Due to the crazy 2020 featuring the coronavirus pandemic, there was just one college football game on Thanksgiving. There was supposed to be two games.

However, the Colorado State Rams and Air Force Falcons game was canceled. Due to the coronavirus, that game will not be played.

Utah State Aggies quarterback Andrew Peasley attempts to throw a pass against the New Mexico Lobos
Andrew Peasley attempts to throw a pass against the New Mexico Lobos (Photo by Utah State Football/Instagram)

That left the New Mexico Lobos and the Utah State Aggies left on the schedule. The Aggies defeated the Lobos, 41-27, at Maverik Stadium in Logan, Utah.

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With the win, the Aggies improved to 1-4 on the season. The Lobos fell to 0-5.

Aggies interim head coach Frank Maile picked up his first win with the program. He is now 1-1 after replacing Gary Anderson, who was fired by the school on November 7th.

New Mexico has dropped 14 straight games. That’s the second longest losing streak at the FBS level, as the Akron Zips have lost 20 straight games.

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Aggies quarterback Andrew Peasley went 14 of 21 for 239 yards. He had three touchdown passes.

Peasley also had 11 carries for 118 carries and one touchdown. Justin McGriff had four receptions for 99 yards and a touchdown.

Lobos quarterback Trae Hill went 11 of 21 for 63 yards.

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Connor Genal and Bryson Carroll also saw time in the game.

Genal went 5 of 10 for 61 yards, while also throwing an interception. Carroll went 1 of 1 for 28 yards. He also had a touchdown pass.

Hall had 13 carries for 70 yards. Andrew Erickson had five receptions for 55 yards and a touchdown.

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McGriff, Savon Scarver, and Carson Terrell caught touchdown receptions for the Aggies. Peasley also had a rushing touchdown.

Kina Maile scored on a 16-yard fumble return for a touchdown. Connor Coles also made two field goals.

Bobby Cole scores two rushing touchdowns for the Lobos. Erickson also caught a touchdown reception.

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Donovan Murphres made two field goals.

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