Updated: Sunday, 11 Nov 2012, 3:27 PM MST
Published : Saturday, 10 Nov 2012, 6:59 PM MST
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - The Lobos football team falls short of a comeback win this afternoon as the Wyoming Cowboys are the latest team to hold off New Mexico: 28-23. Not only did the Lobos come close to pulling out their 3rd come from behind win versus a Mountain West team, New Mexico (4-7, MW:1-5) is virtually eliminated from a bowl bid with the loss. After taking an early 7-0 lead in the 2nd quarter, the Cowboys rattle off 21 unanswered points leading at halftime 21-7. In the 3rd quarter, the Lobos cut the Cowboys lead to 7 as Cole Gautsche hit Ty Kirk on a 52 yard TD passing play making it 14-7, however Wyoming put up a TD early in the 4th quarter making it difficult for New Mexico to mount a come back. With under two minutes to play, the Lobos trailed 28-23 and had possession with hopes of a game winning drive. But at mid-field, the Lobos failed to convert a crucial 4th down surrendering the ball and the game to Wyoming. With the win, Wyoming improves to 3-7 while New Mexico falls to 4-7 on the season. Up next for the Lobos is a date with Nevada on November 17.