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Far West Roundup : Wyoming Spots New Mexico 7 in 55-7 Victory

October 16, 1988|From Times Wire Services

New Mexico scored the first touchdown, Wyoming got the next 8.

The 14th-ranked Cowboys won their 16th consecutive regular-season game Saturday by overwhelming the Lobos, 55-7, in a Western Athletic Conference game at Laramie, Wyo.

"Maybe it was good for our ballclub to have the Lobos score right off the bat," Wyoming Coach Paul Roach said. "Once we got going, I thought we did a fine job of maintaining our intensity against a program that has been having problems. We certainly were worried about that."

Dabby Dawson rushed for 179 yards and a 13-yard touchdown run, and defensive end Dave Edeen returned an interception 78 yards for a touchdown for Wyoming (7-0 overall and 4-0 in the WAC).

New Mexico is 1-6, 0-3.

Air Force 56, Utah 49--Albert Booker, Anthony Roberson and Andy Smith combined for 506 yards rushing and 6 touchdowns as the Falcons outgunned the Utes in a WAC game at Salt Lake City.

Air Force had 640 rushing yards, including 213 from Smith, 186 by Roberson and 107 for Booker.

Air Force (5-2, 3-2) set a school record with 683 total yards.

Utah quarterback Scott Mitchell passed for a school record 620 yards and 5 touchdowns. The Utes (2-4, 1-3) tied a National Collegiate Athletic Assn. mark for most points by a losing team.

Leading, 28-27, early in the third quarter, Air Force scored 3 consecutive touchdowns to pull away. Roberson ran 13 yards for a touchdown, Smith raced 67 yards for another score and Roberson scored on a 43-yard touchdown pass play from quarterback Dee Dowis.

Brigham Young 31, Texas Christian 18--Matt Bellini scored a pair of touchdowns to lead the Cougars to a nonconference victory over the Horned Frogs at Provo, Utah.

Bellini scored on a 77-yard pass play from Sean Covey on BYU's first offensive play of the game, then ran 5 yards for a touchdown later in the first quarter.

The Cougars (5-1) added Sim Tiatia's 4-yard scoring return of a blocked punt and led, 18-0, after a quarter.

TCU is 3-3.

Texas El Paso 34, Colorado State 14--Pat Hagerty threw for 247 yards and 2 touchdowns and Chris Jacke hit a school-record 4 field goals to give the Miners the WAC win at El Paso, Tex.

El Paso improved to 6-1 and 4-1. Colorado State fell to 0-6 and 0-5.

Hawaii 32, San Diego State 30--Jason Elam kicked 4 field goals, and quarterback Warren Jones ran for two scores to lift the Rainbows to the WAC win at San Diego.

Hawaii rebounded from last week's loss to Texas EL Paso to improve to 5-1 and 3-1. San Diego State (1-5, 1-2) lost its fourth straight.

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