March 31, 2015
New Mexico ended a 46-year bowl winless streak by blanking Nevada 23-0 in the New Mexico Bowl. Paul Baker ran for 167 yards in his first start. Donovan Porterie threw for career-high 354 yards and two touchdowns.
The 9-and-4 Lobos ended a 46-year skid without a postseason victory and gave 10th-year coach Rocky Long his first bowl win in five tries.
New Mexico's defense also delivered just the second shutout loss for Nevada's Hall of Fame coach, Chris Ault. The 6-and-7 Wolf Pack hadn't been blanked since 1980, a span of 329 games.
It was New Mexico's first bowl victory since beating Western Michigan 28-12 in the 1961 Aviation Bowl at Dayton, Ohio. The Lobos also notched a nine-win season for just the fourth time in school history.
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