Florida Atlantic Falls to New Mexico State, 35-7
Brittney Tellis fights for the ball with New Mexico State's Gill Byrd.
Brittney Tellis fights for the ball with New Mexico State's Gill Byrd.

Nov. 13, 2004

Final Stats

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Buck Pierce threw for two touchdowns and ran for a third as New Mexico State defeated Florida Atlantic 35-7 on Saturday.

Pierce was 16-of-28 for 225 yards as New Mexico State (5-5, 4-2 Sun Belt) won its third straight game. Muammar Ali and Justine Buries also had rushing touchdowns for the Aggies.

After starting the season 5-0, the Owls (6-3) have lost three of their past four games. Jared Allen and Danny Embick combined for only 118 yards passing for Florida Atlantic, with Allen going 8-of-17 for 90 yards and a touchdown. The Owls turned the ball over four times.

In the third quarter, the Aggies' Greg Scaffidi recovered a fumble on the Florida Atlantic 18-yard line. Eight plays later, Muammar Ali scored on a 1-yard run. A successful two-point conversion gave New Mexico State a 28-0 lead.

Aaron Sanchez scored the Owls only touchdown in the fourth quarter on a 17-yard pass from Allen.

New Mexico State opened a 20-0 lead in the second quarter, when Pierce scrambled 15 yards for a touchdown after a Dominique Jacobs interception of Embick gave the Aggies the ball at the Florida Atlantic 4-yard-line.

Pierce hit Paul Dombrowski for a 51-yard touchdown pass and found Andrew Mooney on an 8-yard scoring toss to give New Mexico State a 14-0 lead.



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