South Alabama ended the Joey Jones era in defeat on Saturday, dropping a 22-17 decision in the State of New Mexico.
United States he had the advantage at the last minute, but Tyler Rogers of the state of New Mexico hit Conner Cramer on a 7-yard touchdown pbad with 32 seconds to play to put the Aggies on top. Rogers threw for 451 yards and two touchdowns to lead the way for the State of New Mexico.
The Jaguars finish their season at 4-8 overall, 3-5 at the Sun Belt Conference. The Aggies finish 6-6, 4-4, and will play in a bowl game for the first time since 1960.
Jones's stay in South Alabama ends after nine seasons with a record of 52-50. He announced his resignation on November 20.
Here's a quarter-by-quarter look at how the Jaguars finished their season:
The teams played a scoreless draw after a quarter, without generating a ton of offensive production.
Both teams scored 3-and-out on their first possessions and scored. South Alabama then moved the ball to the State of New Mexico 40, but a sack stopped the road.
After the Jaguars forced the Aggies to change the ball in the 29th skies, Dallas Davis entered the game as quarterback in place of Cole Garvin and moved south of Alabama to a scoring position. The United States moved to the State of New Mexico 11 at the end of the quarter.
Key Play : Davis hit Malik Stanley by 30 yards to the state of New Mexico 26 on his fourth play after entering the game.  Key player : Davis, who hit 3-for-4 for 43 yards and ran for seven yards in his only offensive series.
Both teams scored touchdowns in the second, but the state of New Mexico also added a pair of field goals to lead 13-7 at halftime.
South Alabama had the ball on the 11-yard line when the quarter started, and scored it in Dallas Davis' 11-yard touchdown run. After Gavin Patterson's extra point, the Jaguars led 7-0 with 14:50 left in the middle.
The State of New Mexico responded by handling Dylan Brown's 30-yard field goal, which he did 7-3 with 12:50 remaining in the quarter. Davis took the ball from the USA. UU 33 on the next possession, and Aggies Brown kicked a 32-yard field goal to get closer to 7-6 at the 9:57 mark.
After South Alabama scored, NMSU took its pbad. first lead with 4:08 remaining on the 9-yard TD pbad from Tyler Rogers to Anthony Muse for a 13-7 lead. The Jaguars flipped the ball into the territory of Aggies when half finished.
Key Play : Cole Garvin of South Alabama completed an 18-yard pbad to New Mexico State 2, but offensive lineman Harrison Louden was called for a personal foul after the play. Garvin was intercepted later.
Key player : Rogers, who was 19 of 24 for 213 yards in half, completing pbades for six difference receivers.
No team scored in the third quarter, as the State of New Mexico maintained its 13-7 lead in the fourth. South Alabama managed only 20 yards in 12 plays.
The State of New Mexico took the kickoff in the second half and drove in the 10th, but Tobias Moss of south Alabama intercepted Tyler Rogers in the end zone to keep the game 13-7. The Jaguars returned it immediately, however, when Dallas Davis was intercepted in the US. UU 48.
The Aggies reached the scoring position just before the end of the quarter behind several pbades by Rogers, but Wade Forde of South Alabama fired the new field marshal of the State of Mexico on third attempt to end the period . The Aggies lined up for a field goal when the fourth quarter began.
Key Play : After Moss intercepted Rogers in southern Alabama, DeMarcus Owens, from New Mexico, intercepted the ball to retrieve the ball for the Aggies.
Key player : Rogers, who finished with 29 of 42 attempts for 356 yards in three quarters.
Fourth Fourth  South Alabama beat New Mexico State 10-9 in the fourth quarter, but the Aggies scored the winning touchdown in the last minute.
Dylan Brown kicked a 39-yard field goal on the first play of the quarter to give New Mexico State a 16-7 lead. South Alabama then drove 75 yards on nine plays, ending with Cole Garvin's 17-yard touchdown pbad to Jordan McCray to put the score at 16-14 with 11:49 left.
The state of New Mexico then led to the US UU 17 before turning the ball more downhill with 8:32 left. South Alabama went inside the 10, but stalled before Gavin Patterson's 27-yard field goal gave the Jaguars a 17-16 lead with 5:24 left.
The State of New Mexico drove 83 yards on 15 plays for the winning touchdown. a 7-yard attack by Tyler Rogers against Conner Cramer with 32 seconds left. The Aggies went by two and failed, leaving the score 22-17.
South Alabama was unable to make a miraculous touchdown in its final possession and saw its season finale in defeat.
Key Play ]: Tyler Rogers hit Johnathan Boone by 14 yards to South Alabama 47 in third and 10, keeping alive the winning shot of the Aggies.
Key player : Cramer, whose touchdown catch was his only reception of the game. Cramer grew up in Grand Bay, about 30 minutes from the South Alabama campus.