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

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

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
Isabel Gonzalez

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

Isabel Gonalez

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”