NMEXICOST 0 10 7 17 34
GASTATE 10 7 7 7 31
Date of game: 9/6/2014

Recap: Georgia State vs. New Mexico St

Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - Tyler Rogers connected with Teldrick Morgan on an 11-yard touchdown strike with 15 seconds left to lift the New Mexico State Aggies to a 34-31 victory over the Georgia State Panthers in a Sun Belt Conference battle at the Georgia Dome.

Rogers converted 25-of-44 passing for 241 yards and three touchdowns with an interception. Morgan caught eight balls for 89 yards and two scores for the Aggies (2-0, 1-0 Sun Belt).

As for the Panthers (1-1, 0-1), Nick Arbuckle led the way with 294 yards passing and one touchdown. Arbuckle, who tossed a pair of interceptions and was sacked twice, added one rushing touchdown to his stat line. The ground attack was led by Krysten Hammon, who rushed for a game-high 123 yards and two TDs.

Georgia State started the scoring as Arbuckle connected on a 68-yard pass to Donovan Harden to give the Panthers an early 7-0 lead. Kicker Wil Lutz connected on a 38-yard field goal to extend the lead to 10-0 later in the period.

The lead was pushed to 17-0 when Hammon plunged into the end zone from eight yards out.

The Aggies got on the board when Maxwell Johnson booted a 41-yard field goal to make the score 17-3 with 4:15 remaining in the first half.

New Mexico State's Rodney Butler capped the first-half scoring when he picked off an Arbuckle pass and returned it 40 yards for a touchdown to cut the Panthers lead to 17-10.

Hammon scored his second rushing touchdown one minute into the second half, this time from 54 yards away to give GSU a 24-10 advantage.

Rogers connected with Morgan on a 36-yard touchdown pass to start the Aggies comeback. Johnson then knocked through a 30-yard field goal to cut the lead to 24-20.

Rogers then connected with Joseph Matthews on a five-yard scoring pass to give the Aggies their first lead of the day at 27-24 with just over eight minutes remaining in regulation.

The Panthers reclaimed the lead when Arbuckle snuck into the end zone from one yard out to give Georgia State a 31-27 lead late.

Rogers and the Aggies then mounted a 12-play, 83-yard drive in the final minutes, culminating with the TD strike to Morgan to give the visitors the three-point victory.

This is the Aggies' first win in the Sun Belt Conference since 2004. The last time New Mexico State began a season with a 2-0 record was during the 1999 campaign, when the Aggies started out 3-0.

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