ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Wyoming quarterback Brett Smith threw four touchdown passes and a season-high 374 yards Saturday to lead the Cowboys past New Mexico 28-23.
Smith tossed three of touchdowns in the first half as Wyoming (3-7, 2-4 Mountain West) took a 21-7 halftime lead.
The Lobos (4-7, 1-5) closed within 21-17 midway through the third quarter, but could get no closer.
New Mexico quarterback Cole Gautsche threw his first two touchdown passes of the season and gained 150 yards on the ground.
But with a chance to put together a game-winning drive after getting the ball at their 39 with 1:40 remaining, the Lobos could only gain six yards, with Gautsche missing Jhurell Pressley out of the backfield on fourth down.
After New Mexico started the scoring on a 7-yard touchdown pass from Gautsche to Andrew Aho, Wyoming responded with three straight scores in the second quarter.
Smith hit Robert Herron on an 81-yard touchdown on the first play from scrimmage following New Mexico's touchdown and three minutes later, Rufran went the distance.
The offenses ruled the day, with the Cowboys piling up 429 yards of offense and the Lobos 551. Neither team committed a turnover.
Linebacker Myles Jack, who suffered a season-ending knee injury, said Thursday he decided to leave UCLA and enter the 2016 NFL draft because he wants to be compensated for his skills.
The tougher tests await down the road for No. 3 Baylor Bears, but coach Art Briles has seen enough of his Bears to know this is his best team.
A decision has been made that Randy Edsall will not be the football coach at Maryland next season, and discussions are taking place about how and when to separate, a source said Thursday night.
Florida State running back Mario Pender has been released from the hospital but could be given a medical redshirt if he cannot return to the field this season.
Tennessee chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek has issued a statement amid rumors that alleges coach Butch Jones fought and punched senior offensive lineman Mack Crowder during a fall practice session.
With the addition of a few tweaks, UConn football coach Bob Diaco is still planning to bring a rivalry trophy with him to Florida on Saturday when the Huskies play UCF.