SAN JOSE, Calif. -- DeJon Packer raced 44 yards for a touchdown with 2:09 left and San Jose State snapped a 10-game skid with a 20-17 victory over Wyoming on Saturday.
The Spartans (2-11, 1-7) picked up their first Mountain West Conference victory in the regular-season finale. It was their third straight win over Wyoming.
Dakari Monroe got the Spartans off to a good start when he intercepted a Nick Smith pass in the first quarter and returned it to the Wyoming 22. Three plays later Montel Aaron ran it in from five yards out for a 7-0 lead.
The Spartans stretched the lead to 10-0 on a Bryce Crawford 44-yard field with 10:39 left in the second quarter. The Cowboys (7-5, 5-3) got on the scoreboard when Austin Conway returned a punt 55 yards to the 23. Five plays later Smith bulled his way in to the end zone from a yard out and Wyoming trailed 10-7. Aaron directed an eight-play, 47-yard drive that ended with Crawford's 52-yard field goal for a 13-7 halftime lead.
Cooper Rothe's 28-yard field goal was the only scoring in the third quarter and left the Cowboys trailing 13-10.
With 2:29 left to play, Smith's incomplete pass on fourth-and-6 turned the ball over on downs at the 50-yard line and two plays later Packer was off to the races.
Wyoming made things interesting when Smith connected with C.J. Johnson for a 53-yard score, but the onside kick attempt was batted around before San Jose State's Justin Holmes corralled it and the Spartans ran out the clock.
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