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UNM football loses to Wyoming 26-35

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The University of New Mexico football team is still looking for a win in the Mountain West. The Wolves lost to Wyoming 26-35 on Saturday and are now 2-3 on the season.

The Wolves got off to a good start in the game, charging down the field on the opening drive and capping it off with a 17-yard touchdown run from Jeremiah Hixon. Things quickly deteriorated for the Wolves, as the ensuing PAT was blocked and returned by the Cowboys for a defensive two-point conversion.

From that point forward, Wyoming took the lead and held it the rest of the way. The Cowboys’ lead grew to 17 points in the second half before UNM changed things up in the fourth quarter.

The Lobos added true freshman Devin Dampier at quarterback. The reigning Gatorade High School Player of the Year in Arizona provided a much-needed spark to the offense, running for 71 yards and two touchdowns. Despite its efforts in the fourth quarter, UNM fell short.

Before the substitution, starting quarterback Dylan Hopkins had a 15-31 record with 162 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Dampier finished 4-6 with 41 yards and two touchdowns, his 71 yards rushing coming on six carries.

On the ground, Bill Crosky-Merritt led the team with 92 yards on 14 attempts, while Jeremiah Hixon led the team with six catches for 49 yards and two touchdowns. DJ Washington also scored his first touchdown as a Lobo.

The University of New Mexico will resume play on Saturday, October 14th.The Lobos will face San Jose State at 4 p.m.

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