New Mexico comes up short in loss to Boise State, 32-29

Posted at: 09/29/2012 7:35 PM
Updated at: 09/30/2012 8:13 AM
By: The Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Joe Southwick passed for 311 yards and three touchdowns and Timmy Smith knocked down a fourth-down pass with two minutes to go Saturday to help No. 24 Boise State beat New Mexico 32-29 on Saturday.

Boise State (3-1, 1-0) led by 25 points at half time after turning three Lobos' fumbles into 18 points. New Mexico (2-3, 0-1) turned two Broncos' second-half fumbles into touchdowns to help close the gap.

The Lobos did not throw a pass in the second half until its final play, but baffled the Broncos with their triple-option offense.

Jay Ajayi had 118 yards and a touchdown on six carries for Boise State.

New Mexico quarterback Cole Gautsche scored twice and added a 2-point conversion, carrying it 71 yards on 11 carries.

Kasey Carrier added 86 yards on 18 carries with a touchdown.

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