WYOMING 10 10 10 0 30
NMEXICO 14 7 15 0 36
Date of game: 11/29/2014

Recap: New Mexico vs. Wyoming

Albuquerque, NM (SportsNetwork.com) - Lamar Jordan threw for 141 yards, a touchdown and an interception, as the New Mexico Lobos defeated the Wyoming Cowboys, 36-30, in a Mountain West Conference battle at University Stadium.

Jordan also rushed for 76 yards for the Lobos (4-8, 1-6 MWC), while Jhurell Pressley rushed for 101 yards and a touchdown. Tyler Duncan added 75 receiving yards and one touchdown in the win.

As for the Cowboys (4-8, 2-6), Colby Kirkegaard threw for 366 yards, a touchdown and a pick. Brian Hill rushed for 163 yards and a touchdown and Shaun Wick added 48 yards on the ground and a score. Jacob Hollister chipped in with 75 yards receiving and a touchdown.

The Cowboys took a 3-0 lead when Stuart Williams booted a 49-yard field goal with 8:30 left in the first quarter. The Lobos would take the a 7-3 lead when Cranston Jones intercepted a Kirkegaard pass and returned it 19 yards for a touchdown.

Kirkegaard responded when he connected with Hollister on a 25-yard touchdown pass with 2:23 left in the first quarter to give Wyoming a 10-3 lead.

Ten second later Jordan threw a 75-yard touchdown pass to Duncan as the Lobos took a 14-10 lead. Then with just over nine minutes to play in the first half, Pressley rushed for a 69-yard touchdown to push the New Mexico lead to 21-10.

The Cowboys would pull within one point, 21-20, when Wick ran for a 3-yard touchdown with 5:25 to play in the half. Then with 31 seconds left in the half, Williams connected on a 32-yard field goal.

Wyoming took a 27-21 lead when Hill rushed for a 23-yard touchdown with just over 10 minutes left in the third quarter.

The Lobos responded when Romell Jordan rushed for a 15-yard touchdown with 7:37 to play in the third quarter to give them a one-point lead.

Williams kicked a 29-yard field goal to give the Cowboys a 30-28 lead with just over two minutes left in the third quarter. On the ensuing kickoff, Carlos Wiggins returned it 97 yards for a touchdown as the Lobos regained the advantage, 36-30. The Cowboys' late-game drive ended on the 4-yard line, and the Lobos held on for the win.

New Mexico won despite being outgained, 541-382.

Game Notes

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