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(Wyo.)-Wyoming Forces 7 Turnovers, Routs New Mexico 42-3

By: Dennis Brown Posted at: 10/29/2017 06:51 AM
 By ROB BLACK
 Associated Press
     LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - Josh Allen passed for four touchdowns - two to Austin Fort, who also ran for another - as Wyoming defeated turnover-prone New Mexico 42-3 on Saturday night.
 
     The Cowboys (5-3, 3-1 Mountain West) took advantage of seven Lobos turnovers, converting the first five into touchdowns in building a 42-0 lead at halftime.
 
     New Mexico (3-5, 1-4) entered the game as the 17th-best rushing team in the nation, averaging 251.6 yards per game, but finished with 115, after gaining only 26 in the first half.
 
     Fort had TD catches of 4 and 11 yards and added a 2-yard scoring run. Allen, who had a 1-yard sneak for a score, also threw to John Okwoli for a 19-yard touchdown and C.J. Johnson for a 38-yarder. Allen completed 16 of 28 passes for 234 yards and four touchdowns with no interceptions.
 
     Jason Sanders' 42-yard field goal in the fourth quarter averted a shutout for the Lobos, who suffered their third-straight loss.
 
     Tevaka Tuioti completed 8 of 17 for 47 yards with three interceptions for New Mexico. The Lobos' Richard McQuarley led all rushers with 43 yards.
 
     Andrew Wingard had two of Wyoming's five interceptions. The Lobos also muffed two punt returns.


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