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New Mexico State Aggies Beat The Georgia State Panthers 34-31

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The Panthers started hot, but mistakes in the second half lead to their defeat.

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The Georgia State Panthers jumped out 17-0 on the New Mexico State Aggies, but he Aggies fought back with the help of several Panther turnovers, scoring a go-ahead touchdown with 15 seconds remaining to win 34-31.

The comeback started with a 41 yard field goal by Maxwell Johnson, and then the next Panther drive turned into seven more New Mexico State points when a Nick Arbuckle pass was intercepted by Rodney Butler and returned 40 yards for a touchdown. The left the score 17-10 in favor of Georgia State.

The teams would trade long touchdowns in the third quarter; the Panthers snagged their points on a 54-yard run by Krysten Hammon, while the Aggies score came on a pass from Tyler Rogers to Teldrick Morgan. The Aggies then took their first lead at 27-24 when they scored the first 10 points of the 4th quarter.

Georgia State answered with a touchdown run by Nick Arbuckle on a 4th and 1 play from two yards out, but the Georgia State defense was unable to prevent New Mexico State from driving 87 yards for the final score of the day.

New Mexico would hold on to win 34-31 and start the season 2-0. The Aggies will play the UTEP Miners next week. The Panthers fall to 1-1 and will play their third straight home game when they host Air Force next week.