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Boise Wins With Allen On Sideline

Tony Hilde hit Ryan Ikebe with a 22-yard scoring pass with 14 seconds left Saturday to rally Boise State over New Mexico State in a game at Las Cruces, N.M., that marked the return to the sidelines of Boise coach Pokey Allen. The 53-year-old Allen missed Boise State’s first 10 games of the season while battling a recurrence of cancer.

The Broncos (2-9, 1-3 Big West) rallied after New Mexico State quarterback Chad Salisbury’s 2-yard run with 43 seconds remaining had put the Aggies (1-10, 0-5) in front 32-27.

Andre Horace took the ensuing kickoff to the Aggies’ 22. Hilde threw incomplete on first down, then connected with Ikebe.

Boise St. 33, New Mexico St. 32

Boise St. 7 7 7 12 - 33

New Mex. St. 0 20 6 6 - 32

BS-Ikebe 66 pass from Hilde (Belcastro kick) NMSSalisbury 1 run (run failed) NMSManns 45 pass from Salisbury (pass failed) NMSGregory 45 pass from Salisbury (Manns run) BS-Ikebe 29 pass from Hilde (Belcastro kick) BS-Ethridge 1 run (Belcastro kick) NMSGregory 69 run (pass failed) BS-Ethridge 3 run (pass failed) NMSSalisbury 2 run (run failed) BS-Ikebe 22 pass from Hilde (pass failed) A-4,153.

BS NMS First downs 18 32 Rushes-yards 39-124 39-124 Passing 267 450 Comp-Att-Int 14-32-1 34-51-1 Return Yards 1 32 Punts-Avg. 6-33.9 1-34 Fumbles-Lost 2-0 2-2 Penalties-Yards 9-59 6-76 Time of Possession 32:34 27:26

Individual statistics

RUSHINGBoise St., Ethridge 23-84, Horace 2-16, Chan 3-10. New Mexico St. Manns 29-84, Gregory 2-76.

PASSINGBoise St., Hilde 14-32-1-267. New Mexico St., Salisbury 34-51-1-450.

RECEIVINGBoise St., Ikebe 6-171, Brekke 3-44, Horace 2-26, Ethridge 2-18. New Mexico St. Shaw 10-123, Gregory 11-147, Manns 6-88, Patterson 4-64, Birdwell 3-28.

Nevada 66, Arkansas St. 14

John Dutton threw five touchdown passes and Geoffrey Noisy caught 18 passes for 209 yards, leading the Wolf Pack (8-3) to a rout of Arkansas State (5-6) in Reno.


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