Cowboys Slip Up In Snow, Fall To New Mexico 26-3

Nov 22, 2003

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LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - On a snowy and bitingly cold afternoon, DonTrell Moorerushed for 153 yards and D.D. Cox added 127 yards as New Mexico beat Wyoming26-3 on Saturday.

The Lobos (8-4, 5-2 Mountain West) shutout the Cowboys (4-7, 2-4) over thefinal 56 minutes.

New Mexico piled up 413 yards, including 336 on the ground, and held Wyomingto 122 yards - only 23 rushing.

The Lobos' Casey Kelly completed 8 of 14 passes for 77 yards, includingtouchdown passes to Moore and Adrian Byrd.

It was 9 degrees with a wind chill of minus-5 when the game kicked off, andby the end of the contest the wind chill was minus-14. Snow fell throughout theday.

Wyoming scored on its opening drive, a 22-yard field goal by Deric Yaussi,but New Mexico answered with an 11-play, 82-yard drive capped by Kelly's 9-yardTD pass to Moore with 6:46 left in the opening period.

On Wyoming's next possession, Lobos lineman D.J. Renteria sacked Cowboysquarterback Casey Bramlet, forcing a fumble recovered by New Mexico's SidneyWiley at the Wyoming 25. That led to Wes Zunker's 24-yard field goal on thefirst play of the second quarter to make it 10-3.

Kelly's 12-yard scoring pass to Byrd with 6:54 left in the third put theLobos up 17-3.

In the final period, New Mexico picked up a safety when Bramlet was whistledfor intentional grounding from his own end zone after being harassed by NickSpeegle. The Lobos closed scoring with a 1-yard run by Cox with 11:36remaining.