BOISE, Idaho – Midway through the second quarter Saturday night, TV cameras caught University of New Mexico football coach Bob Davie covering his eyes with one hand.
A few moments later Davie showed an expression of disbelief. He was reacting to a play when no one on the UNM offense moved after quarterback Tevaka Tuioti took the snap.
That play, and Davie’s reaction, typified the Lobos’ inauspicious start. No. 19-ranked Boise State capitalized, built a big lead and defeated UNM 42-9 in front of an announced crowd of 31,492 at Albertsons Stadium.
Jaylon Henderson threw for 292 yards and three touchdowns, Sonatane Lui had two fumble recoveries, including one for a score, and the Broncos (9-1, 6-0) stayed alone atop the Mountin Division of the Mountain West Conference.