Watch Full UTEP-NMSU Game Highlights – Hits, TD’s and More
You've seen the bits and pieces, now watch the whole crazy thing. The big hit on Mack Leftwich (did Derek Ibekwe lead with his helmet?), Ryan Metz's touchdown passes, his game-tying TD run, Cedric Lang diving for loose balls and Striking, the Wonder Dog -- it's all here for you!
Considering that the first half pretty much stunk up Aggie Memorial Stadium, the second half of the Battle of I-10 was riveting. The Miners rallied from two scores down to tie the game twice before Metz hit Cedric Lang from six yards out for the game-winning touchdown in overtime.
The game-winner may have been Metz's second-worst pass of the night (the worst being his first, the Pick-Six to Jacob Nwangwa) -- like an alley-oop in reverse. It was down in the dirt (or rubber pellets), making his 6-foot-9 former basketball center hit the turf to catch the pass. But catch it he did for the Miners' seventh straight win, equaling their longest win streak in the series.