Boise State (7-4, 5-2) keeps alive its slim hopes of winning the Mountain Division by virtue of Wyoming’s 44-17 upset of Utah State on Saturday. However, the Broncos will still need some more help in the final weekend of the regular season to advance to the Mountain West title game.
New Mexico (3-8, 1-6) could only muster 101 yards of total offense in suffering its second shutout of the season.
While the Boise State defense pitched its first shutout of the season, the special teams stole the show on senior night.
The Broncos’ offense didn’t get into the end zone until the final play of the first half when Shakir raced past the New Mexico secondary and hauled in a 56-yard pass from Hank Bachmeier.