Wyoming holds off New Mexico

Oct 12, 2013

In college football, Wyoming bolted to a 21 point lead, but had to hold on Saturday to beat New Mexico 38 to 31.                      

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The Cowboys jumped ahead 21-0, watched New Mexico tied it at 24 early in the fourth quarter, before Brett Smith scored on back to back touchdowns including a 48 yard run that put the game away.  Smith was concerned that the offense stalled in the middle of the game, but he said once the Lobos tied it, it seemed to energize the team.

“If I had to say something, probably just a sense of urgency.  But it shouldn’t take that to get us going and we understand that.  It’s an issue we have to deal with tomorrow and next week, so that it doesn’t happen against CSU" said Smith.

Smith accounted for three touchdowns, threw for 247 yards and ran for 138. Shawn Wick ran for 116 yards and two touchdowns  as Wyoming  moved to 4-2 overall and upped its Mountain West Conference mark to 2-0.  Wyoming hosts Colorado State on Saturday in the annual border war.