Both teams played to a scoreless first quarter which included a badly shanked field goal by New Mexico's James Aho. Both quarterbacks are having good days as Colorado State's Pete Thomas has been moving the ball down the field by completing 13-for-16 passes for 128 yards and that includes a 33-yard touchdown pass to tight end Crockett Gillmore late in the half.
His counter part Tarean Austin has been the surprise of the game. The New Mexico quarterback is playing like Michigan's Denard Robinson and in the first half has passed for 130 yards and rushed for another 42 yards. To end the first half Austin drove down on the Rams defense using a hurry up offense to give the Lobos a 10-7 lead by completing a 27-yard touchdown pass to Lamaar Thomas. The Lobo drive took only 80 seconds to regain the lead. Austin's scrambling ability is a double-edged sword, because while this can extend the play he has also taken many hits today and could be injured if he is not careful.
The second half is just underway with Colorado State receiving the ball.