New Mexico St. 42, Tulsa 28 -- Final

Friday, October 13th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Tulsa (3-4) at New Mexico St. (2-4)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) _ Chris Barnes rushed for 233 yards and two touchdowns, including 79-yard scoring run, as New Mexico State rallied to beat Tulsa 42-28 Saturday night.

The Golden Hurricanes (3-4) struck twice in the opening quarter _ the first when Josh Blankenship hit Donald Shoals with a 12-yard pass and on a 2-yard run by Ken Bohanon to take an early 14-0 lead.

The Aggies (2-4) responded in the second quarter when K.C. Enzminger hit Alex Davis with a 36-yard pass and Damion Ocampo dove in from 2 yards out to tie the game at 14 apiece.

Bohanon scored on a 4-yard run to put Tulsa back on top, but the Aggies tied the game again right before halftime when Ocampo found Michael Bangs for a 17-yard scoring pass on a fake field goal.

New Mexico State drove 80 yards on 8 plays to take its first lead of the game at 28-21 on a 4-yard run by Barnes. The Golden Hurricanes answered when Blankenship connected with Shoals from 76-yards out for the pair's second score.

The Aggies scored twice more, including Barnes 79-yard touchdown run, to pull away.

Barnes finished with 21 carries for New Mexico State. Blankenship went 14-for-26 and 306 yards and Shoals had 11 catches for 271 yards for Tulsa.

Quarter 1st2nd 3rd4thFinal
N.M. State02114742

TeamScore TimeSummaryRunning Score
Tulsa9:57 1stQDonald Shoals 12 yd rec from Josh Blankenship(kick good)Tulsa 7-0
Tulsa2:05 1stQKen Bohanon 2 yd run(kick good)Tulsa 14-0
NM State14:54 2ndQAlex Davis 38 yd rec from KC Emsminger(kick good)Tulsa 14-7
NM State5:54 2ndQDamien Ocampo 2 yd run(kick good)Tied 14-14
Tulsa3:56 2ndQBohanon 4 yd run(kick good)Tulsa 21-14
NM State:59 2ndQMichael Banks 17 yd rec from Ocampo(kick good)Tied 21-21
NM State11:40 3rdQChris Barnes 4 yd run(kick good)NMSU 28-21
Tulsa10:51 3rdQShoals 76 yd rec from Blankenship(kick good)Tied 28-28
NM State5:59 3rdQLeon Oloya 22 yd rec from Enzigmier(kick good)NMSU 35-28
NM State5:09 4thQBarnes 79 yd run(kick good)NMSU 42-28