Aggie Football Shut Out By No. 3 Boise State, 59-0 Report - The Aggie football team lost 59-0 to No. 3 Boise State and lost starting quarterback Matt Christian to a shoulder injury late in the second quarter. The Aggie defense gave up a season high 608 yards as they suffered the largest defeat under DeWayne Walker. The loss also marks just the second time the Aggies have been shut out under DeWayne Walker. The Aggies committed three turnovers in the first quarter as the Broncos jumped to a 24-0 lead. "We were not a good [enough] football team to start a game off like that against Boise State," said head coach DeWayne Walker after the game. "That started the bleeding and it just continued to bleed so that was pretty unfortunate tonight." The Aggies won the coin toss and elected to take the ball to start the game. On the first play from scrimmage, junior quarterback Matt Christian aired out a deep pass that was intended for wide receiver Marcus Allen. The ball fell just out of the reach of Allen but the playcalling showed that the Aggies weren't afraid to go after the Broncos. Unfortunately for the Aggies they would go three and out and be forced to punt. The Broncos took over at their own 33 yard line and put together a seven play 67 yard drive that culminated in a 15-yard touchdown run by backup quarterback Mike Coughlin who faked a handoff and ran down the right sideline for the touchdown. The extra point gave the Broncos a 7-0 lead just under four minutes into the game. The Aggies started their second drive on their own 16 yard line. After a 13-yard completion from Christian to tight end Kyle Nelson for a first down, Christian was intercepted by Bronco defensive lineman Ryan Winterswyk after Christian's pass screen pass was batted up in the air by Bronco defensive lineman Shea McClellin. The Broncos would take over on the Aggies' 25 yard line and four Doug Martin runs and an extra point later the Broncos would lead 14-0. The Aggie offense would go three and out and the Broncos would take over at their own 41 after a 52 yard punt by Jake Capraro was wasted by a personal foul penalty called on the Aggies. The Broncos would drive all the way down to the Aggie 15 yard line but the Aggie defense would stiffen and hold the Broncos to a field goal giving Boise State a 17-0 lead with 1:50 left to play in the first quarter. The Aggies would take over on their own 23 yard line after the kickoff and on 3rd and 7, Matt Christian would be sacked by Tyrone Crawford and would fumble the ball. Boise State's Ricky Tjon-A Tjoe recovered the fumble on the Aggie 30. Jeremy Avery would score on the Broncos' third play of the drive running into the endzone untouched from 18 yards out to put the Broncos up 24-0 after the extra point from Kyle Brotzman. The Aggies' fifth possession of the first quarter would end at the Bronco 48 yard line as Seth Smith would fumble the ball on second down. The Broncos would take over as the first quarter would come to a close with the Aggies trailing 24-0.
The second quarter begin with a 41-yard pass play from Kellen Moore to Kyle Efaw putting the Broncos ahead 31-0 after the extra point. The Aggies would get a 24 yard kickoff return from Taveon Rogers and a personal foul penalty put the ball at the Aggie 46. New Mexico State would drive down to the Bronco 37 yard line but the drive would stall forcing the Aggies to punt. The Aggies would appear to give up another touchdown play on the Broncos' next drive as Kellen Moore completed a long touchdown pass but the play was called back on a facemask call backing the Broncos up to their own 38. The Aggie defense would hold forcing the first Bronco punt of the night. The Aggies would take over on their own 24 with 9:37 remaining in the half but would be forced to punt six plays later. The Broncos would return the Aggie punt 43 yards down to the Aggie 40 and after the Aggies forced a 4th and 9 on the Aggie 39, Boise State would convert the 4th down on an 11-yard completion from Moore to Titus Young. On the next play Moore would find Doug Martin open behind the Aggie secondary for a 28 yard touchdown pass putting the Aggies down 38-0.
Taveon Rogers would return the Bronco kickoff to the 41 yard line where the Aggies would start. After a 10-yard completion to Darrius Preston gavotte Aggies a first down on the Bronco 49 yard line, Kenny Turner would rush for two yards to the Bronco 47. Matt Christian would complete a 13-yard pass to Marcus Allen but suffered a shoulder injury on the play and would not return to the game. The Aggies would bring in backup quarterback Tanner Rust to replace the injured Christian. The Aggies would be forced to punt three plays later and the Broncos would take over and end the half on three straight kneel downs.
The Broncos would receive the ball to start the second half and on five plays they would drive 71 yards as Kellen Moore would hit Kyle Efaw for a 26-yard touchdown strike to put the Broncos ahead 45-0 after the extra point. The Aggies would punt on their next two possessions while the Aggie defense would force a Bronco punt. With 3:20 left in the third quarter the Broncos would take over at their own 18 yard line and after a Jeremy Avery rush for four yards to the Boise State 22, backup quarterback Joe Southwick would find Chris Potter for a 78-yard touchdown pass putting the Broncos up 52-0 after the Brotzman extra point.
The Broncos would cap off the scoring late in the fourth quarter as Jarvis Hodge would rush for a 54-yard touchdown with just over two minutes remaining to put the Broncos ahead 59-0. The Aggies would gain just 28 yards in the fourth quarter. Seth Smith carried the ball 11 times for 44 yards and had a long of 21. Matt Christian finished 6-of-18 for 72 yards and an interception before leaving in the second quarter with the shoulder injury. Tanner Rust completed 2-of-5 passes for 11 yards. Rust ran the ball 10 times for 27 yards. Kenny Turner finished with 10 runs for 14 yards as the Aggies ran for 118 yards on the night.
Marcus Allen caught three passes for 46 yards, Kyle Nelson caught two balls for 25 yards and Kenny Turner caught one pass for 11 yards. Darrius Preston had one catch for eight yards as the Aggies finished with 90 passing yards for the game. Kellen Moore would finish the game 13-of-18 for 197 yards and three touchdowns. Backup quarterback Joe Southwick finished 4-of-5 for 102 yards and one touchdown and backup quarterback Mike Coughlin would rush for 42 yards and a touchdown. Three different Broncos would score rushing touchdowns as Doug Martin led the Broncos with 10 carries for 95 yards and a touchdown, Jeremy Avery ran eight times for 70 yards and a touchdown and Jarvis Hodge rushed for 69 yards on five carries and a touchdown. Kyle Efaw caught two touchdown passes for Boise State finishing with two catches for 67 yards. Titus Young caught five balls for 69 yards. Chris Potter had one catch for 78 yards and a touchdown and Doug Martin caught one ball for 28 yards and a touchdown. The Aggies will host in-state rival New Mexico on Saturday, October 9th as the two teams will meet for the 101st time. The meeting will mark the seventh time that both schools enter the game winless, however, it will be the worst combined record for the two schools entering the rivalry tilt as the Aggies and Lobos are 0-9 this season. The previous worst record was 0-6 in 1991 when the two teams met in Albuquerque. Kickoff for the game is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. as the Aggies honor breast cancer survivors and raise money for the Tough Enough To Wear Pink campaign.


Zenyatta Ties Pepper's Pride at 19 in a Row

Zenyatta, the greatest racing mare to ever run, won again Saturday at Hollywood Park in Inglewood, California. Undefeated in her career, it was her 19th consecutive winning race. The Grade 1 Lady’s Secret Stakes featured a field of five including tough three year-old filly Switch. When Zenyatta passed Switch late in the race, the two runners were well clear of the remaining three competitors. Zenyatta won by a  measured half-length with her ears up at the wire. Assuming Zenyatta comes out of the race healthy, she is expected to attempt to defend her 2009 Breeders’ Cup Classic win at Churchill Downs next month in the final race of her career. Zenyatta's jockey Mike Smith from Roswell, NM was aboard Zenyatta for the victory once again.
Pepper's Pride in the Winner's Circle for her 19th win
Zenyatta's 19 consecutive win tied her for the all-time North American record for consecutive race wins with the phenomenal Pepper's Pride who also won all 19 of her starts. Pepper's Pride won all of her races against restricted New Mexico-bred competition here in the Land of Enchantment. For Zenyatta her victory marked the 13th Grade I stakes of her marvelous career.


Estate Planning Goes With the Investment Territory

Jim Spence
Monitoring existing investment holdings carefully and scouring the equity and bond markets regularly for growth or income producing investments is a way of life for an investment professional. Keeping a wary eye on the prospects for taxes on income, capital gains, and estates is another important duty. These days the climate for federal government policy changes suggests that significant increases of taxes in each of these areas may well be imminent. These potential changes will most definitely affect future decisions that astute investors have to make. Based on our own experiences, we think it is a good time to address the prospects for major changes in estate planning needs. An illustration is in order. Back in the mid-1990’s we recall a series of meetings we had. The meetings involved members of several generations of a particular family. Each family member we met with had been a client of ours for several years. At the time, the family patriarch was getting up in age and had, a few years earlier, become a widower. Though we had been providing investment advice for the family for more than a decade, we all mutually agreed that the time had come to investigate the estate plans of both the patriarch and of his sole heir, a daughter who was herself, fast approaching retirement age. It is sometimes hard to conceptualize the new problems that can be presented when an investment accumulation and management program has been successful. When success occurs, it is often the soundness of the overall estate planning program that can either ultimately enhance what has been accumulated or quickly unwind a significant portion of a hard-earned and painstaking process. In this particular example, the fact that the patriarch was already a widower meant that while we were able to mitigate some estate tax liabilities. Once a spouse passes away, fully eliminating the federal government’s grab of estate taxes out of the next generation's inheritance becomes problematic.
And so it was, with that very experience in our minds, that late last year Kristi and I engaged the services of close friend, who is an estate planning expert. We asked this gentleman to assist us in a review of our own twelve year-old estate plan documents. His processes included a thorough review of our life insurance contracts, our retirement income estimates, our potential estate tax liabilities, and many other related contingencies. In the end, he convinced us of the need to make a handful of changes to our wills and our trust agreements. He also encouraged us to re-structure the ownership our life insurance policies. Likewise, your own hopes are undoubtely based on living to be a ripe old age. However, it is probably time to recognize that you may well have procrastinated long enough on estate planning. Accordingly, it might also be time to turn your estate planning needs over to a seasoned professional. People who can give you objective advice on the long range implications of your existing arrangements can be worth a fortune to your heirs.
Typically an estate planning expert can work side by side with your CPA and your attorney. In the months just ahead, the potential for changes in estate tax laws are great. Many of the most important elements of estate tax laws are set for expiration at year end. If you have worked hard and accumulated assets it might be a good idea to consider engaging in the same process we completed last year.


Aggie Soccer Falls In Double Overtime

RENO, Nev. (Oct. 1)-The New Mexico State soccer team opened WAC play at Nevada with a 2-1 loss in double overtime. The Aggies fall to 6-3-2 and 0-1-0 while the Wolf Pack moved to 6-4-2 and 1-0-0.
Coach Michael Needham

The match was scoreless until the 84th minute when senior defender Erin Smith scored for Nevada to take a 1-0 advantage.

The Aggies answered less than a minute later and tied the contest, 1-1, with a strike from freshman forward Kristen Powers on a corner kick from senior midfielder Baili Foutz. The goal was Powers’ second of the season.

“We were pretty resilient and that’s a good thing,” head coach Michael Needham said. “It’s a tough environment, and Nevada is a good team. When they scored, it woke us up. We showed a lot of battle and worked hard, and we’re looking forward to Sunday.”

After a scoreless 10 minutes of extra time, Nevada scored in the 104th minute on Smith’s second goal of the match.

In the defensive struggle, redshirt freshman Mikaela Bitner grabbed a career-high 11 saves.

The Aggies return home to host Utah State, Sunday, Oct. 3 at noon.


Artesia, Penalty Free for 48 Minutes Upsets LCHS

From the Las Cruces Sun-News - Undefeated no more. The Las Cruces Bulldawgs, who entered Friday night's game with a 5-0 record, lost on the road 42-21 to Artesia. Artesia, a Class 4A team, is now 4-2 on the season. The Bulldawgs were victimized by four interceptions and big plays surrendered to Artesia — three long scoring plays (47-yard and 99-yard pass plays; 48-yard run), along with a 30-yard interception return for a touchdown. Despite the loss, LCHS outgained Artesia 459 yards to 452. While the Bulldawgs were flagged seven times for 70 yards, Artesia had zero penalties called on the evening. Read more here: