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UNM senior punter earns national Ray Guy punter of the week honors of the week

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Corey Bojorquez, who broke three school records on Friday evening against Colorado State, earned some national recognition as he was named the Ray Guy Award’s Punter of the Week, the first such honor for a UNM punter.
 Bojorquez, a senior from Bellflower, California, has been one of the nation’s top punters all season, and his full talents were on display this week against Colorado State.
He punted three times for an average of 57.7 yards per kick, breaking the previous UNM record of 54.2 yards.
Twice he pinned CSU inside the 20, once on a season-best 78-yard punt from his own 11 to the other 11, and then once on a 45-yard punt that was downed at the 1-yard line.
The only punt that was returned was muffed and resulted in a return of -21 yards, giving him a net of 64.7, which also was a school record.
The 78-yard punt was his third 70-yard punt of the season, and it was his third 75-yard or longer punt in his career, and that also is a UNM record.
This season, Bojorquez is averaging 47.8 yards per punt (which would be a school record) and his career average is 44.5 yards per punt (which also would be a school record).
UNM is one of five schools ranked in both the top 10 in overall punting and net punting as UNM is third overall in punting and sixth in net punting (Texas, Utah, Texas A&M and Missouri are the others).
This season, Bojorquez has 13 pins inside the 20-yard line on 33 punts, including nine pins in his last 12 punts.
UNM has allowed just eight yards on punt returns this season, tied for 13th nationally.