Ledes from the Land of Enchantment

Pokes Rally to Beat New Mexico at Albuquerque; Third comeback of the season

The Wyoming Cowboys (4-3 overall, 2-1 MW) erased an early 14-0 hole in 27-14 win over New Mexico at University Stadium in Albuquerque, NM on Saturday evening. It marked the Cowboys third comeback victory of the season with the Cowboy defense holding the Lobos to under 100 yards of offense in the second half.

“It was a huge win for us tonight and it is tough to win here at New Mexico, UW Head coach Craig Bohl said. We overcame adversity tonight. We hunkered down on defense and made some plays on offense, and it’s great to win on the road. Our guys really hung in there after the start, and we started the second half strong and that was a tipping point. We are young and had some untimely things happen, but we came back strong and will fix those. We need the bye week and have played weeks of hard nose football.”

The Cowboys recorded 304 yards of total offense on the night passing for 174 yards and rushing for 130 yards. The Lobos recorded 319 yards of total offense with 197 yards on the ground and 122 yards passing. Wyoming forced three turnovers in the contest and held the Lobos to 2-of-13 on third down.

Wyoming was led offensively by quarterback Andrew Peasley as he threw for 174 yards on 10-of-21 passing with two touchdowns. Tight end Treyton Welch had a career day with 87 yards receiving on four catches with a career-high two touchdowns. Running back Dawaiian McNeely rushed for a career-high 62 yards. Running back Titus Swen added 50 yards rushing and 43 yards receiving.

The Wyoming defense was paced by linebacker Easton Gibbs with 13 tackles tying a career best. Nickel Wrook Brown in his first start recorded a career-high 10 tackles. Defensive tackle Gavin Meyer added six tackles along with two sacks in the contest. He also blocked a field goal. Corners Cameron Stone and Jakorey Hawkins added interceptions in the contest.

New Mexico got on the board first on a two-yard touchdown run by Miles Kendrick. The opening drive of the contest went 16 plays and 75 yards over 7:08. After the Lobos forced a three-and-out on Wyoming’s first drive New Mexico added to its league for a 14-0 contest at the 3:17 mark of the first quarter on an eight-yard rush from Justin Holaday on a six-play , 67-yard drive.

The Pokes got on the board with 47-yard touchdown rece

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