(Saturday, November 20th)
Final Score: BYU 40, New Mexico 7
Provo, UT (Sports Network) - Jake Heaps threw for 231 yards and two touchdowns while also running for a score as the BYU Cougars thumped the New Mexico Lobos, 40-7, in a Mountain West Conference clash at Lavell Edwards Stadium.
Heaps was 18-of-32 through the air for the Cougars (6-5, 5-2 Mountain West), who won their fourth straight game and became bowl eligible. Joshua Quezada ran for 107 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries, while Cody Hoffman caught five balls for 71 yards and two scores.
Stump Godfrey was 9-of-20 through the air for the Lobos (1-10, 1-6) for 125 yards and a touchdown, but he was intercepted twice. He added 53 rushing yards on 14 carries.
The Cougars got on the scoreboard when Heaps reached the end zone on a one- yard run five minutes into the opening period.
Mitch Payne added a 34-yard field goal three minutes later before J.J. DiLuigi scored on a four-yard run to give BYU a 17-0 lead with three minutes left in the opening period.
Payne added his second field goal of the day, a 28-yarder, with half a minute left in the first half.
Heaps connected with Hoffman on a 17-yard throw five minutes into the third quarter, extending the advantage to 27-0.
New Mexico got on the scoreboard when Godfrey found Quintell Solomon on a 12- yard hookup with just over four minutes left in the period.
BYU extended its lead to 33-7 when Quezada ran 14 yard for a score less than a minute into the fourth quarter.
Heaps and Hoffman connected once more, this time on a 10-yard hookup with just over seven minutes left to add to the BYU lead.
BYU piled up 494 yards in total offense, 258 of them on the ground. New Mexico managed just 259 total yards.
Payne finished with four extra points in addition to his two field goals to become the Mountain West Conference career leader in kicking points with 314. His brother, Matt, finished his career at BYU with 312.
11/20 22:44:48 ET