Lobos win big in Las Vegas

New Mexico opened Mountain West play with a 50-14 win over UNLV. Isabel Gonzalez/The Lobo Lair
By Isabel Gonzalez
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The Lobos didn’t need luck for a big win in Las Vegas, as they opened conference play with a 50-14 victory over the UNLV Rebels on Saturday. The overall series is now tied at 12-12. New Mexico improves its overall record to 3-2, while UNLV falls to 2-3. Continue reading “Lobos win big in Las Vegas”

Comeback comes up short in 52-43 loss for Lobos

Liberty broke New Mexico’s three-game winning streak in homecoming games. Isabel Gonzalez/The Lobo Lair
Isabel Gonzalez
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It was almost a comeback, but the word “almost” doesn’t matter at the end of the day.

The Lobo defense struggled on Saturday evening in a 52-43 loss to the Liberty Flames during the New Mexico homecoming game. Prior to this, the Lobos had won three straight homecoming games. Continue reading “Comeback comes up short in 52-43 loss for Lobos”

New Mexico hosts Liberty for Homecoming game

New Mexico has won three straight homecoming games in a row. Isabel Gonzalez/The Lobo Lair
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The University of New Mexico is hosting the Liberty Flames on Saturday afternoon for homecoming week. While the Flames are looking to snap a two-game losing streak, the Lobos are looking for their fourth straight win in a homecoming game.

New Mexico is currently 2-1, with the only loss happening at Wisconsin, who was the No. 5 team in the nation. The Lobos opened the week as a seven-point favorite over Liberty (1-2). If they can pull off a victory, this will be only the 11th time since 1955 that UNM starts with a 3-1 record or better. Continue reading “New Mexico hosts Liberty for Homecoming game”

Football: Hayes MW Defensive Player of the Week

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The Mountain West announced that University of New Mexico safety Marcus Hayes had been named Defensive Player of the Week on Monday morning.

Hayes, a redshirt freshman, is the first Lobo football player to receive this honor during the 2018 season. He earned it after his performance during UNM’s 42-25 victory over the New Mexico State Aggies on Saturday. The Lobos intercepted a total of five passes that night, with Hayes being responsible for two of them. Continue reading “Football: Hayes MW Defensive Player of the Week”