PROVO, Utah (Ticker) -- Dontrell Moore's two-yard run midway through the fourth quarter lifted New Mexico to a 20-16 victory over Mountain West Conference foe Brigham Young, their first road win over the Cougars in more than three decades.
The Lobos (6-5, 4-1 MWC) limited the Cougars (5-6, 2-4) to just 188 yards en route to their first win in Provo since a 14-0 triumph in 1971, a span of 14 losses.
BYU took a 16-14 lead on Matt Payne's third field goal, a 37-yarder with 6:20 to play in the third quarter. Neither team scored until Moore capped a six-play, 76-yard drive with his second touchdown of the game.
Moore's two-point conversion rush failed, but the Lobos held the Cougars in check thereafter.
New Mexico needs one win in its final two games to become bowl eligible, while BYU needs to beat intrastate rival Utah on the road next week to become eligible. The Cougars have not had a losing season since going 5-6 in 1973.
Casey Kelly was 11-of-22 for 155 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions for New Mexico, while Matt Berry completed just 9-of-26 attempts for 81 yards and two interceptions for BYU.
Moore rushed for 93 yards on 26 carries and Adrian Boyd had four receptions for 99 yards to help the Lobos improve to 4-1 in league play for the first time since the 1982 team went 6-1.