Aggies Unable to Pull Off Comeback, Fall to No. 24 Boise State

Sept. 29, 2012

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico scored 22 unanswered points in the second half, but it wasn't enough to take down Boise State, losing 32-29 on Saturday. 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 escape with a victory against the Aggies.

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.

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.