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Wyoming beats New Mexico.
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Wyoming beats New Mexico.

Wyoming runs over New Mexico 31-3 to become bowl eligible


The Associated Press - November 26, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Xazavian Valladay and Nico Evans combined for more than 300 yards rushing and three touchdowns for Wyoming as the Cowboys became bowl eligible Saturday with a 31-3 win over New Mexico.

Valladay had 192 yards and two scores, and Evans, who did not practice all week because of a right ankle injury went for 142 yards and one touchdown.

"We felt like we would have some good matchups and that started with the guys up front," Cowboys coach Craig Bohl said of the offensive line. "We were a little bit concerned because we had just one regular back who was healthy that that was Xaz. But Nico came in and just did a phenomenal job and kudos to him, X and particular the offensive line."

The Wyoming (6-6, 4-4 Mountain West) ground game helped overcome a lackluster passing attack as Tyler Vander Waal completed just four passes for 41 yards.

But the Lobos (3-9, 1-7) were even worse through the air as Coltin Gerhart and Sheriron Jones combined for three completions and 34 yards. At halftime, New Mexico had 3 yards passing.

Wyoming took control of the game from the outset, going 65 yards on the opening possession, with Valladay slicing in from 21 yards out.

By halftime, the Cowboys led 14-3 and the game was never seriously in doubt thereafter.

New Mexico managed just 83 total yards, while Wyoming had 366 yards on the ground.

"To me, this was a beaten-down team, playing a bigger, stronger, more powerful team," Lobos coach Bob Davie said.



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