USU wins Gildan New Mexico Bowl

Posted at 3:34 PM, Dec 20, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-20 23:58:41-05

ALBUQUERQUE – The Utah State University Aggies beat the UTEP Miners 21-6 in New Mexico Saturday to win the Gildan New Mexico Bowl, which makes this the team's third straight bowl game win.

The Miners got on the board first with a field goal, but the Aggies scored a short time later on a touchdown run from quarterback Kent Myers that went for 48 yards.

USU carried that 7-3 lead into halftime. Early in the third quarter, Nick Vigil rushed for 3 yards to make the game 14-3 for the Aggies after a rush from Myers set up a short first and goal.

UTEP managed to kick another field goal, but it was not enough to catch the Aggies. With about two minutes left in the fourth quarter, USU added another touchdown, this one coming on a hand off to Joe Hill for 11 yards.

That third straight bowl game win is a school record, and the graduating class has more wins than any other graduating class in USU history.

The Aggies came into the game after a 9-3 season, 6-2 in the Mountain West Conference. The University of Texas at El Paso Miners entered the game at 7-5, 5-3 Conference USA play.

Tune into FOX 13 News at 5 and 9 p.m. for more coverage of the game.