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Utah State made the MWC title game with a 35-10 win over NM. NWN News

Albuquerque, NM (NWN) — Logan Bonner Throws five touchdown passes And Utah State won a 35-10 win over New Mexico State on Friday, earning a berth in the Mountain West Conference title game.

The Aggies (9-3, 6-2) needed a win over Boise State and a 27–16 victory over San Diego State to take the Mountain Division crown and go on to date with the Aztecs on December 4.

The only other visit to the state of Utah for the MWC title game was in 2013.

Bonner was 16 out of 23 for 306 yards and became the sixth Utah State quarterback to pass 3,000 yards. Five touchdowns gave him 32 for the season, breaking the school record set by Jordan Love in 2018.

Utah State had to overcome a double-digit deficit in their last five road games, but needed no rally to end the regular season 6–0 on the road, with bonkers and a dominant defense. The defense kept Lobos for 186 yards and forced six fumbles while recovering two.

Bonner joined Derek Wright for a 27-yard touchdown in the first quarter and threw three scoring passes in the second, Final 76-yard hookup with Wright.

Wright took four catches to finish with a career-high 150 yards. Jordan Nathan and Brandon Bowling made 39- and 36-yard scoring plays in the second quarter, and Justin McGriff covered 10-yards in the third.

Star receiver Deven Thompkins was limited to five catches for 35 yards, but it was enough to give him 1,543 yards, breaking the school record of 1,531 set by Kevin Curtis in 2001.

The state of Utah went undefeated on the road in 1907, 1911 and 1923, but the total victories only added up to seven.

Bryson Carroll threw a touchdown pass to Lobos (3-9, 1-7), but the two New Mexico quarterbacks combined scored 12 of 19 for just 85 yards.

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