LAS CRUCES, New Mexico -- After a slow start the Aggies came back to trail the minutemen by three at the half.
UMass secured the first points of the game off a 41-yard field goal and after some 3 and outs and penalties against the Aggies the minutemen found more points.
Kay'Ron Adams had a 66-yard TD run to extend their lead 10-0 and that play was really the only error the NMSU defense made all half.
An interception from Syrus Dumas in the second quarter setup the Aggies first points of the game off a 41-yard field goal from Ethan Albertson.
From there Head Coach Jerry Kill swapped out freshman quarterback Gavin Frakes for JUCO transfer Diego Pavia and while Pavia went 3 and out on his first offensive drive, his second ended in a 39-yard touchdown pass to Jamoni Jones to tie the game at 10-10 right before the half.
UMass closed the half with a field goal to take a 13-10 lead but the Aggies were starting to find some rhythm as they look for back to back wins.