November 3 (at Albuquerque)
New Mexico led 7-0 as Utah had just 53 yards in the first quarter.
Defensive stats: 4 TFL, 2 INTs, good play from Bill Gompf, Frank Sheldon and Matt Phelps
DNP (injuries): TE Steve Folsom, T Randy Holladay
Offense: QB Floyd Hodge, WR Jim Teahan (caught 40-yd TD pass), WR Cory Hansen
SR TB Lewis Walker 19/148 (71-yd TD run), TB Tony Lindsey 17/109
Del Rodgers 29 rush yds, five-yd TD run
Jeff Hucko 23-yd FG, who also set up a safety by angling punt out of bounds at the NM 4. That safety was Utah's first score followed by Hodge to Teahan TD.
UTAH: 332 yds rush, 459 yds TO
NM: 243 yds TO
NM: Williams 1 yard run (Moore kick)...Sharay Fields 38 yd PR to Utah 38
UTAH: Safety, NM's Carter fell on fumble in end zone
UTAH: Teahan 40 yard pass from Hodge (Hucko kick)
UTAH: Walker 71 yard run (Hucko kick)
UTAH: Hucko 23 yard FG
UTAH: Rodgers 5 yard run (Hucko kick)
- "Utes still in WAC race." Lee Benson. Deseret News. 5 Nov 1979.
- Palm Beach Post. 4 Nov 1979.