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New Mexico at Wyoming

Smith leads Wyoming past New Mexico 38-31

Associated Press

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) Brett Smith ran for two touchdowns, both in the fourth quarter, and passed for another, leading Wyoming past New Mexico 38-31 on Saturday.

Smith rushed for 138 yards, scoring on runs of 3 and 48 yards, and passed for another 247.

Shaun Wick rushed for 116 yards and two TDs for Wyoming (4-2, 2-0).

Cole Gautsche led New Mexico (2-4, 0-2) with 113 rushing yards and a touchdown. He also passed for 156 yards and a TD. Kasey Carrier rushed 104 yards for the Lobos.

New Mexico, which entered the game averaging 367.8 rushing yards a game - tops among major colleges - finished with 257.

Wyoming scored on three of its first four possessions for a 21-0 lead, but the Lobos fought back, tying the game 24-24 early in the fourth quarter.

Gautsche led the comeback with a 49-yard TD run and a 24-yard TD pass to Carrier.

But Smith capped off an 11-play, 75-yard drive with a 3-yard TD run to put Wyoming ahead again 31-24 with 10:34 left.

On New Mexico's ensuing possession, Jesse Sampson intercepted a pass by Gautsche, setting up Wyoming's offense at the Lobos 48-yard line.

The interception was the third turnover on the day by the Lobos. New Mexico saw two promising drives in the first quarter stopped by fumbles. The Lobos have fumbled the ball 11 times this year, losing six.

On the next play, Smith went around the right side and scampered untouched 48 yards to put the Cowboys up 38-24.

New Mexico scored once more on a 23-yard pass from David Veba, who took over at quarterback when Gautsche suffered a leg injury, to Marquis Bundy with 1:53 remaining.

Wyoming recovered the onside kick and ran the clock out.

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Scoring Summary
WYOShaun Wick 11 yd run (Stuart Williams kick)
WYOShaun Wick 14 yd run (Stuart Williams kick)
WYOJalen Claiborne 26 yd pass from Brett Smith (Stuart Williams kick)
NMEXJustus Adams 30 yd FG
NMEXCole Gautsche 49 yd run (Justus Adams kick)
NMEXJhurell Pressley 8 yd run (Justus Adams kick)
WYOStuart Williams 25 yd FG
NMEXKasey Carrier 24 yd pass from Cole Gautsche (Justus Adams kick)
WYOBrett Smith 3 yd run (Stuart Williams kick)
WYOBrett Smith 48 yd run (Stuart Williams kick)
NMEXMarquis Bundy 23 yd pass from David Vega (Justus Adams kick)
Team Stats
First Downs2226
Third Down Efficiency7-178-16
Fourth Down Efficiency3-32-2
Plays-Net Yards74-43679-532
Passing Yds179247
Kick Return Yds8254
Punt Return Yds105
Time of Poss.35:4124:19
Individual Stats
NMEX: Cole Gautsche 14-113, Kasey Carrier 25-104, Crusoe Gongbay 6-17, David Vega 3-16, Jhurell Pressley 1-8, Teriyon Gipson 1--1
WYO: Brett Smith 14-138, Shaun Wick 17-116, Brandon Miller 8-24, Omar Stover 3-5, Tedder Easton 1-4, Team 3--2
NMEX: Cole Gautsche 11-21-156-1, David Vega 1-2-23-0, Team 0-1-0-0
WYO: Brett Smith 19-33-247-0
NMEX: Marquis Bundy 4-48, Kasey Carrier 3-43, Jeric Magnant 2-55, Andrew Aho 1-18, Ridge Jones 1-12, Carlos Wiggins 1-3
WYO: Dominic Rufran 6-43, Robert Herron 5-54, Brandon Miller 3-35, Jalen Claiborne 2-61, Trey Norman 2-49, Shaun Wick 1-5
New Mexico1st Mountain West Mountain0-00-0
Wyoming1st Mountain West Mountain0-00-0 Shop