Scores

Final

Wyoming 28

(3-7, 2-4 MW)

New Mexico 23

(4-7, 1-5 MW)

3:30 PM ET, November 10, 2012

University Stadium (NM), Albuquerque, NM

1 2 3 4 T
WYO 0 21 0 728
UNM 0 7 10 623

Top Performers

Passing: B. Smith (WYO) - 374 YDS, 4 TD

Rushing: C. Gautsche (UNM) - 17 CAR, 149 YDS

Receiving: D. Rufran (WYO) - 6 REC, 116 YDS, 1 TD

Wyoming 28, New Mexico 23

Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Wyoming quarterback Brett Smith threw four touchdown passes and a season-high 374 yards Saturday to lead the Cowboys past New Mexico 28-23.

Smith tossed three of touchdowns in the first half as Wyoming (3-7, 2-4 Mountain West) took a 21-7 halftime lead.

The Lobos (4-7, 1-5) closed within 21-17 midway through the third quarter, but could get no closer.

New Mexico quarterback Cole Gautsche threw his first two touchdown passes of the season and gained 150 yards on the ground.

But with a chance to put together a game-winning drive after getting the ball at their 39 with 1:40 remaining, the Lobos could only gain six yards, with Gautsche missing Jhurell Pressley out of the backfield on fourth down.

Dominic Rufran caught six passes for 116 yards and a 64-yard touchdown and Jalen Claiborne had two scoring grabs for Wyoming.

Kasey Carrier gained 109 yards on 32 carries for New Mexico and Ty Kirk had 108 yards receiving -- a first for the Lobos.

After New Mexico started the scoring on a 7-yard touchdown pass from Gautsche to Andrew Aho, Wyoming responded with three straight scores in the second quarter.

Smith hit Robert Herron on an 81-yard touchdown on the first play from scrimmage following New Mexico's touchdown and three minutes later, Rufran went the distance.

The offenses ruled the day, with the Cowboys piling up 429 yards of offense and the Lobos 551. Neither team committed a turnover.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
WYO
UNM
1st Downs1728
Total Yards429551
Passing374155
Rushing55396
Penalties6-705-38
3rd Down Conversions8-155-13
4th Down Conversions0-01-3
Turnovers01
Possession21:4938:11

Passing Leaders

WyomingC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Smith20/3237411.740
New MexicoC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Gautsche8/1515510.320

Rushing Leaders

WyomingCARYDSAVGTDLG
Smith11222.0025
Miller7223.107
New MexicoCARYDSAVGTDLG
Gautsche171498.8035
Carrier321093.419

Receiving Leaders

WyomingRECYDSAVGTDLG
Rufran611619.3164
Herron39431.3181
New MexicoRECYDSAVGTDLG
Kirk410827.0152
Carrier23216.0019

Scoring Summary

SECOND QUARTERWYOUNM
TD12:46Andrew Aho 7 Yd Pass From Cole Gautsche (Justus Adams Kick) 07
TD12:28Robert Herron 81 Yd Pass From Brett Smith (Stuart Williams Kick) 77
TD09:01Dominic Rufran 64 Yd Pass From Brett Smith (Stuart Williams Kick) 147
TD05:17Jalen Claiborne 33 Yd Pass From Brett Smith (Stuart Williams Kick) 217
THIRD QUARTERWYOUNM
TD10:04Ty Kirk 52 Yd Pass From Cole Gautsche (Justus Adams Kick) 2114
FG00:39Justus Adams 20 Yd 2117
FOURTH QUARTERWYOUNM
TD13:23Jalen Claiborne 19 Yd Pass From Brett Smith (Stuart Williams Kick) 2817
TD08:59Kasey Carrier 1 Yd Run (Two-Point Run Conversion Failed) 2823