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Evans, Wyoming beat New Mexico State 29-7

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) Nico Evans ran for 206 yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries to help Wyoming beat New Mexico State 29-7 on Saturday night in the season opener for both teams.

The senior came in with 36 career carries for 108 yards with one touchdown - a 6-yard reception against Fresno State on Nov. 18.

Evans capped a nine-play, 60-yard drive with a 24-yard touchdown run to make it 7-0 with 9:30 left in the first quarter. New Mexico was called for holding on the ensuing kickoff and then a false start on its next play from scrimmage. After an incomplete pass, on second-and-11 from the 2, Carl Granderson and Jesse Hooper tackled Jason Huntley in the end zone. Cooper Rothe made second-quarter field goals of 36 and 39 yards to give the Cowboys a 15-0 halftime lead.

New Mexico State had just eight total yards, including minus-9 yards rushing, at the break. The Aggies, who had seven first-half possessions, went three-and-out five times, allowed a safety and had a four-play, 4-yard drive that ended when the second quarter expired. Their lone first down in the half came with just seconds remaining and was followed by a false start and then a holding penalty.

Evans added a 56-yard touchdown run midway through the third quarter and freshman Jevon Bigelow made it 29-0 with a 23-yard scoring run early in the fourth.

New Mexico State didn't cross midfield until the closing minutes during a 10-play, 93-yard drive that was capped by Matt Romero's 31-yard touchdown pass to Drew Dan with 1:16 to play.

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Scoring Summary
No Scoring Plays
Team Stats
1st Downs 0 0
Rushing 0 0
Passing 0 0
Penalty 0 0
3rd Down Conv 0-0 0-0
4th Down Conv 0-0 0-0
Total Net Yards 0 0
Total Plays 0 0
Avg Gain 0 0
Net Yards Rushing 0 0
Rush Attempts 0 0
Avg Rush Yards 0 0
Net Yards Passing 0 0
Comp. - Att. 0-0 0-0
Yards Per Pass 0 0
Sacked - Yards Lost 0-0 0-0
Penalties - Yards 0-0 0-0
Touchdowns
Rushing TDs 0 0
Passing TDs 0 0
Other
Turnovers 0 0
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 0-0
Int. Thrown 0 0
Punts - Avg 0-0 0-0
Return Yards
Punts - Returns 0-0 0-0
Kickoffs - Returns 0-0 0-0
Int. - Returns 0-0 0-0
Kicking / /
Extra Points 0/0 0/0
Field Goals 0/0 0/0
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Wyoming 1-1 967729
New Mexico St. 0-2 00077
0 PASS YDS 0
0 RUSH YDS 0
0 TOTAL YDS 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
Defense T-A SACK INT
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
Defense T-A SACK INT
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD