Bulldogs Force 2 OTs in New Mexico Bowl
Dec. 19, 2009
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Freshman Austyn Carta-Samuels threw three touchdown passes, the last a 13-yarder to David Leonard in the second overtime Saturday, and Wyoming beat Fresno State 35-28 in the New Mexico Bowl.
The first of 34 bowls was a high-scoring matchup that was decided by defense.
Wyoming (7-6) stopped the nation's leading rusher, Fresno State's Ryan Mathews, on three rushing attempts from the 1 in the first overtime. The Bulldogs (8-5) tried a quarterback sneak on fourth down and came up short.
The Cowboys scored on the first possession in double overtime, then held Fresno State on downs.
The Bulldogs were playing in their 10th bowl game in the last 11 seasons and for the second straight year played in the New Mexico Bowl.