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Instant analysis: Wyoming 35, Fresno State 28 2OT

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Wyoming Wins New Mexico Bowl In Double OT (1:27)

Austyn Carta-Samuels and David Leonard lead Wyoming over Fresno State in double overtime, 35-28, to win New Mexico Bowl (1:27)

The New Mexico Bowl turned out to be a great start to the bowl season with a double overtime affair. Wyoming came away with the upset win over Fresno State to end coach Dave Christensen's first season with a winning record.

Player of the game: Wyoming quarterback Austyn Carta-Samuels put the Cowboys on his back and carried them to victory. On both the game-tying and game-winning drives, Carta-Samuels made several plays to keep his team in the game.

What this means: This was a huge win for a Wyoming team that was picked to finish last in the Mountain West. Christensen did more with less than any coach in the country and now he has a huge win to build on for his young team heading into next season.

Second guessing: In the first overtime, Fresno State opted to go for the touchdown on fourth-and-1 rather than take the points with a chipshot field goal.

Best call: Wyoming converted three fourth downs on the final drive of regulation to put itself in position for Ian Watts to kick the game-tying field goal.

Turning point: With 8:20 remaining in the fourth quarter, Wyoming defensive lineman Mitch Unrein stripped Fresno State running back Ryan Mathews to give the Cowboys the ball and ultimately send them on the game-tying drive.