ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Carlos Wiggins returned a kickoff 97 yards for the game-winning touchdown late in the third on Saturday and New Mexico's defense held on 4th-and-goal in the closing seconds to stymie Wyoming 36-30.
The return was the fourth in Wiggins' career, a New Mexico record. It was one of four big scoring plays for the Lobos (4-8, 2-6 Mountain West), who also had a 19-yard interception return for a TD by Cranston Jones, a 75-yard touchdown pass from Lamar Jordan to Tyler Duncan and a 69-yard rushing score from Jhurell Pressley.
The Cowboys had a chance late when quarterback Colby Kirkegaard found Tanner Gentry for 44 yards to the New Mexico 5 with 38 seconds left.
But Kirkegaard's next four passes fell incomplete. Kirkegaard finished with 366-yards passing and Brian Hill had 163-yards rushing and a touchdown on 29 carries for the Cowboys (4-8, 2-6).
Pressley finished with 101 yards on 11 carries for New Mexico.