Cowboys Comeback Falls Short

Oct 26, 2003

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SAN DIEGO (AP) - Freshman Lynell Hamilton rushed for 218 yards on 40 carriesas San Diego State beat Wyoming 25-20 on Saturday night to snap a four-gamelosing streak.

J.C. Mejia kicked four field goals in the first half to tie the single-gamerecord for San Diego State (4-5, 1-3 Mountain West), as the Aztecs claimedtheir fifth straight victory over the Cowboys (3-5, 1-2).

Hamilton recorded his fourth 100-yard rushing game of the season, and nearlysurpassed his best of 220 yards against Division I-AA Samford on Sept. 20.

Wyoming quarterback Casey Bramlet threw a season-high three interceptions,including two that led to second-half touchdowns. But Bramlet finished 25-of-45for 247 yards, and led a late comeback by passing for two fourth-quarterscores.

With the Cowboys trailing 25-6 early in the fourth quarter, Bramlet hitMalcom Floyd with a 26-yard scoring pass with 7:36 to play. Later Bramletconnected with Jovan Bouknight for a 27-yard touchdown strike with 3:39 left.

But the Aztecs recovered the ensuing onside kick and ran out the clock.

San Diego State quarterback Adam Hall completed 14 of 26 passes for 191yards and one touchdown. He also had a 5-yard run for his first rushingtouchdown of the season.