Jay Ajayi leads Broncos past the Lobos in regular season finale

Jay Ajayi leads Broncos past the Lobos in regular season finale »Play Video
Boise State running back Jay Ajayi runs the ball during the second half of an NCAA college football game against New Mexico in Boise, Idaho, on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. Boise State beat New Mexico 45-17. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger)
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Sophomore tailback Jay Ajayi scored two touchdowns while amassing 148 yards rushing and a career-high 105 yards receiving, leading Boise State to a 45-17 victory over New Mexico on Saturday.

Matt Miller added nine catches for 111 yards and three touchdowns for Boise State (8-4, 6-2 Mountain West), which will play in a bowl game for the 12th consecutive year.

Tailback Crusoe Gongbay had 81 yards rushing and a touchdown in the season finale for New Mexico (3-9, 1-7).

Boise State was denied a berth in the MWC Championship game when Utah State defeated Wyoming 35-7 earlier Saturday to clinch the Mountain Division title.

But senior quarterback Joe Southwick jump-started a dominant effort by the Broncos, throwing an opening-drive touchdown pass to Miller in Southwick's first action since breaking his right ankle Oct. 19.

Junior Grant Hedrick took over thereafter and threw for 175 yards and three TDs.