Utah State allows 181.9 yards per game, which was 19th nationally. He missed four field goals in the game after missing just two in the regular season.
The fans celebrated the feat by rushing a field that isn't at their home stadium. Utah State, who is the three-point favorite, is 7-5 against the spread while New Mexico State is even at 6-6 against the spread. The play was reviewed for about two minutes before the decision was made that Scott had possession of the ball and was able to get a foot down inbounds.
NC State's Finley was sacked on the next drive, but three pass plays took the Pack from behind the chains to in the endzone as Jakobi Meyers caught and ran 25 yards into the endzone for a 28-10 halftime lead.
Utah State had taken a 20-13 lead by taking advantage of a 14-yard punt by the New Mexico State's Payton Theisler.
Arizona Bowl: New Mexico State (6-6) vs. Utah State (6-6), Friday, 5:30 p.m. "Seniors always play with passion (and) Ian's no different, so it's always nice to get a guy back, and the late bowl game gave us an advantage to do that". That was the high water mark for Arizona State's defense.
The teams combined for 20 punts.
New Mexico State head football coach Doug Martin named Malik Demby and Ron LaForce as the winners of the fourth annual Pervis Atkins Spirit Award on Thursday.
This year the Pac-12 saw Oregon, UCLA, Arizona, Stanford, Washington State, Arizona State, USC and Washington all lose and the Utes be the only team to pick up a win.
Then, New Mexico State's Jason Huntley returned the ensuing kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown to retake the lead at 10-7.
Perhaps Washington can salvage things in the second half.
Arizona State's Brandon Ruiz scored his team's first points with a 24-yard field goal with 6:01 left in the first half. Turnovers proved to be an issue throughout Rogers' time at New Mexico State.
NC State rebounded from a loss to Wake Forest with a win against North Carolina to end the year while Arizona State defeated Oregon State and Arizona to earn entrance into this game.