Lobos Suffer Loss to Utes, 56-14
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  09/18/2010
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Sept. 18, 2010

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -Shaky Smith went untouched on a 73-yard punt return touchdown, capping a surge of three touchdowns in a span of 4:16 for No. 14 Utah in a 56-14 victory against hapless New Mexico on Saturday night.

After A.J. Butler returned a fumble 27 yards for touchdown to pull the Lobos (0-3, 0-1 Mountain West Conference) within 21-7 to open the third quarter, the Utes (3-0, 2-0 in conference play) responded quickly.

Terrance Cain, who went 20 for 23 for 248 yards and three touchdowns, found Jereme Brooks for a 75-yard score and on New Mexico's next possession, linebacker Matt Martinez went 36 yards with an interception return for a score.

Smith followed with his touchdown and finished with 223 total return yards.

New Mexico played without starting quarterback B.R. Holbrook because of a knee injury. Replacement Brad Gruner went 3 for 8 for 33 yards and ran for 32 yards before leaving with an injury.