Scores

Final

New Mexico 17

(3-9, 1-7 MW)

Boise State 45

(8-4, 6-2 MW)

Coverage: ESPN2

10:15 PM ET, November 30, 2013

Bronco Stadium, BOISE, ID

1 2 3 4 T
UNM 7 0 3 717
BSU 14 7 7 1745

Top Performers

Passing: G. Hedrick (BSU) - 175 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: J. Ajayi (BSU) - 22 CAR, 147 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: M. Miller (BSU) - 9 REC, 111 YDS, 3 TD

Ajayi runs Boise State past New Mexico, 45-17

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BOISE, Idaho -- Tailback Jay Ajayi scored two touchdowns while amassing 147 yards rushing and a career-high 105 yards receiving, leading Boise State to a 45-17 victory over New Mexico on Saturday.

Matt Miller added nine catches for 111 yards and three touchdowns for Boise State (8-4, 6-2 Mountain West), which will play in a bowl game for the 12th consecutive year.

Tailback Crusoe Gongbay had 77 yards rushing and a touchdown in the season finale for New Mexico (3-9, 1-7).

Boise State was denied a berth in the MWC Championship game when Utah State defeated Wyoming 35-7 earlier Saturday to clinch the Mountain Division title.

Senior quarterback Joe Southwick jump-started a dominant effort by the Broncos in his first action since breaking his right ankle Oct. 19. Southwick completed a 64-yard pass to Ajayi and then fired a 1-yard scoring pass to Miller just 58 seconds into the game.

Grant Hedrick took over thereafter and threw for 175 yards and three TDs.

No matter who was under center, Ajayi showcased breakaway speed, tackle-breaking power and soft hands, becoming the first Boise State player to eclipse 100 yards rushing and receiving in the same game since K.C. Adams in 1995.

After the Broncos' opening-drive touchdown, New Mexico briefly tied the game on Gongbay's 18-yard, first-quarter TD run. But a 33-yard punt return by Dante Deayon set up a one-play Boise State scoring drive -- a 15-yard run by freshman Devan Demas -- that restored a 14-7 lead.

Boise State seized momentum for good with a second-quarter goal-line stand. The Broncos stopped New Mexico on four consecutive plays from inside the 2 and then marched 99 yards in 14 plays, capped by Hedrick's 29-yard TD pass to Ajayi to make it 21-7 at the half.

New Mexico got a 42-yard field goal from Justus Adams on the opening drive of the second half to cut the Boise State lead to 21-10, but that was as close as the Lobos would get. Ajayi scored on an 18-yard, third-quarter run and Hedrick threw fourth-quarter TD passes of 24 and 13 yards to Miller as the Broncos pulled away.

Freshman tailback Teriyon Gipson had 76 yards rushing and a fourth-quarter TD for New Mexico. The Lobos amassed 300 yards on the ground but only managed 62 yards passing and committed three turnovers. Boise State had no turnovers.

Both teams unveiled trick plays in the first quarter. New Mexico gained 13 yards on a lateral to left tackle Darryl Johnson, while Boise State punter Trevor Harman completed a 12-yard pass to Miller to convert a first down on a fake punt.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UNM
BSU
1st Downs1919
Total Yards362432
Passing62260
Rushing300172
Penalties3-203-14
3rd Down Conversions6-154-13
4th Down Conversions0-12-2
Turnovers30
Possession36:0623:54

Passing Leaders

New MexicoC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Mitchem9/13524.001
Boise StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hedrick13/211758.330

Rushing Leaders

New MexicoCARYDSAVGTDLG
Gongbay12776.4147
Gipson10767.6122
Boise StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Ajayi221476.7157
Demas3248.0115

Receiving Leaders

New MexicoRECYDSAVGTDLG
Magnant3237.7011
Gongbay2178.5012
Boise StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Miller911112.3329
Ajayi410526.3164

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUNMBSU
TD14:02Matt Miller 1 Yd Pass From Joe Southwick (Dan Goodale Kick)
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07
TD06:58Crusoe Gongbay 18 Yd Run (Justus Adams Kick)
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77
TD02:17Devan Demas 15 Yd Run (Dan Goodale Kick)
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714
SECOND QUARTERUNMBSU
TD07:16Jay Ajayi 29 Yd Pass From Grant Hedrick (Dan Goodale Kick)
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721
THIRD QUARTERUNMBSU
FG11:25Justus Adams 42 Yd
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1021
TD09:30Jay Ajayi 18 Yd Run (Dan Goodale Kick) 1028
FOURTH QUARTERUNMBSU
TD14:22Matt Miller 24 Yd Pass From Grant Hedrick (Dan Goodale Kick)
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1035
TD07:31Matt Miller 13 Yd Pass From Grant Hedrick (Dan Goodale Kick)
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1042
TD04:48Teriyon Gipson 22 Yd Run (Justus Adams Kick)
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1742
FG02:42Dan Goodale 23 Yd
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1745

Research Notes

Boise State's Jay Ajayi is the fifth FBS player this season to rush for over 100 yards and receive over 100 yards in the same game.
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