Cowboys Fall To San Diego State, 39-7

Nov. 27, 1999

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Jack Hawley threw three touchdown passes and Jonas Lewisrushed for 131 yards to lead San Diego State to a 39-7 victory over Wyoming onSaturday night, ending the Cowboys' slim bowl hopes.

Hawley completed 13-of-23 passes for 232 yards and three touchdowns to leadan offense that gained 478 total yards, including 246 on the ground.

Lewis, a senior, moved into second place behind Marshall Faulk on San DiegoState's career rushing list with 2,843 yards. Faulk gained 4,589 in threeseasons.

San Diego State (5-6, 3-4 Mountain West Conference) stymied a Wyomingoffense that averaged 38 points and 502 yards in winning its last three games.The Cowboys hurt their chances with four turnovers.

Wyoming (7-4, 4-3 MWC) lost the opportunity to share the inaugural MWCchampionship with Brigham Young, Utah and Colorado State, each of whom finishedat 5-2 in conference action.

The Cowboys hoped a share of the MWC title might net them one ofconference's two bowl bids.

San Diego State, which led 15-7 at halftime, took control of the game whenit scored on Hawley's 3-yard pass to J.R. Tolver five plays into the secondhalf. The touchdown was set up when Tim Beasley fumbled and the Aztecsrecovered at the Cowboys' 8-yard line.

San Diego State also scored in the second half on Larry Ned's 35-yard run, a73-yard interception return by Will Demps, and Nate Tandberg's 32-yard fieldgoal.

Hawley threw a 36-yard touchdown pass to Derrick Lewis on San Diego State'sfirst possession.

After Wyoming tied it on a 50-yard touchdown pass from Jay Stoner to KofiShuck, San Diego State used a safety and Hawley's 3-yard TD pass to Jim Ange totake a 15-7 halftime lead.