Bachmeier leads Boise State to 31-14 victory over New Mexico

by | Sep 10, 2022 | Sports

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Hank Bachmeier bounced back after he was benched a week earlier, throwing three touchdown passes to lead Boise State to a 31-14 victory over New Mexico on Friday night.Latrell Caples caught two of those scores for Boise State (1-1, 1-0 Mountain West).Ashton Jeanty and George Holani combined for 139 yards on 32 carries for the Broncos.“They flipped it around on Sunday and came off last week and really had a good week of practice and it didn’t stop all the way up to the game and walk throughs,” Broncos coach Andy Avalos said. “Trust me we used every single minute we had this week to get prepared.”The Boise State defense held the Lobos (1-1, 0-1) to 123 total yards, with more than half of that coming on Geordon Porter’s 69-yard touchdown catch in the fourth quarter. Through three quarters, New Mexico had 48 total yards.The Broncos led 10-0 at halftime before scoring three touchdowns in the second half, including one on a blocked punt.And that, said New Mexico coach Danny Gonzales, was the game changer.“I think that changed the entire momentum of the game, 10-0 at that point and we were playing well enough on defense,” he said. “Punt it out of the endzone, who knows what happens.”The Broncos chased Lobos quarterback Miles Kendrick throughout t …

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