Wyoming Edged Late By New Mexico Field Goal, 27-24

Oct. 15, 2005

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By MEAD GRUVER
Associated Press Writer

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - DonTrell Moore scored three touchdowns and rushed for a season-high 181 yards to lead New Mexico to a 27-24 victory over Wyoming on Saturday, snapping the Lobos three-game losing streak.

Moore scored back-to-back touchdowns - both from 6 yards - to put New Mexico (4-3, 2-2 Mountain West Conference) up 24-17 in the third quarter.

Wynell Seldon tied the game with a 2-yard touchdown for the Cowboys (4-3, 2-2) in the fourth quarter.

But Kenny Byrd's 30-yard field goal gave the Lobos the win.

Wyoming's Corey Bramlet was intercepted twice in the fourth quarter, stymieing the Cowboys' attempts to regain control. With just over 3 minutes left, Deric Yaussi attempted a 42-yard field goal that would have tied the game, but the ball sailed over the left post and was deemed no good.

Lobos quarterback Chris Nelson completed eight of 14 passes for 97 yards, coming in the second quarter after starter Kole McKamey left with a mild concussion.

Bramlet was 19 of 35 for 214 yards. He connected with Jovon Bouknight five times for 106 yards.

Moore gave New Mexico a 7-0 lead in the first quarter when he bobbled the ball but regained control for a 3-yard touchdown. Wyoming tied it at 7-7 when Austin Hall recovered a fumble and returned it 18 yards for a touchdown on the Lobos next possession.

The Cowboys widened their lead on a 16-yard touchdown catch by John Wadkowski and a 23-yard field goal by Yaussi. Byrd's 24-yard field goal with 2 seconds left brought the Lobos within 17-10 going into halftime.