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Cowboys Become Bowl Eligible
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - Brett Smith rushed for two touchdowns and threw for another in leading Wyoming past New Mexico 31-10 on Saturday. The Cowboys (7-3, 4-1 Mountain West) became bowl eligible for the second time under third-year coach Dave Christensen.
Smith, who entered the game the front-runner among NCAA freshman quarterbacks in total offense, rushed 12 times for 140 yards, which was his first 100 yard game of his short career. He scored on runs
of 69 and three yards. He also completed 23 of 38 passes for 212 yards and a 26-yard TD pass on a blustery day when wind chills hovered around 10 degrees. His 352 total yards marked the fifth time Smith has gained more than 300 yards of total offense this season.
The game occurred three days after New Mexico (1-10, 1-5) hired former Notre Dame coach Bob Davie as its new head coach.