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Fajardo, UNR slip past New Mexico, end three-game skid

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – UNR quarterback Cody Fajardo threw three touchdown passes and ran for a career-high 186 yards Saturday to help the Wolf Pack beat New Mexico 31-24 and end a three-game losing streak.

Fajardo hit wide receiver Brandon Wimberly from 2 yards out for what proved to be the winning score with four minutes left in the third quarter for UNR (7-4, 4-3 Mountain West).

The Lobos (4-8, 1-6), who have lost five straight, got 72 yards rushing and two touchdowns from quarterback Cole Gautsche, but he didn’t complete either of his pass attempts.

New Mexico had a chance to tie it late after linebacker Dallas Bollema intercepted Fajardo and returned it 37 yards to the UNR 14. But on third-and-7 from the 11, defensive tackle Jordan Hanson recovered a fumble by running back Crusoe Gongbay, and the Wolf Pack ran out the clock with four first downs.

■ Boise State 42, Colorado State 14 – At Boise, Idaho, the Broncos scored on their first offensive play and never looked back in a rout of the Rams.

Senior D.J. Harper went untouched on an 80-yard touchdown run, and the Broncos (9-2, 6-1) scored on five of their six first-half possessions against the Rams (3-8, 2-5) to keep their conference title hopes alive. Boise State entered the day tied with Fresno State and San Diego State.

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