Update on Bob Davie

New Mexico football head coach Bob Davie was taken to the hospital immediately after the Lobos’ season opener on Saturday. The official statement released by Athletic Director Eddie Nuñez said it appeared to be a “serious medical incident.”

Fortunately, on Sept. 1, the school released a statement from Davie thanking everyone for their support and that he anticipates a full recovery. The coach was able to meet with the team on Thursday Sept. 5, proving he was already doing better. However, Davie also made it clear that he is not going to push himself too much too soon. Continue reading “Update on Bob Davie”

Mikal Monette: Playing for New Mexico

New Mexico native Mikal Monette played for the University of New Mexico men’s basketball team from 2002-2004, something he had aspired to do since he was a kid. He recorded a total of 206 minutes in 29 games.

“It was fun. I grew up here and I always wanted to grow up and be a Lobo, play in The Pit,” he said. “It’s something I always wanted to do and looked forward to possibly doing one day.” Continue reading “Mikal Monette: Playing for New Mexico”

Lobos Defeat Sam Houston St 39-31 In Season Opener

A long, four hour game of endurance was played out at Dreamstyle Stadium where the Lobos outlasted Sam Houston State in a drama of five acts. It was not the prettiest football I have ever seen, but in reality is was an exciting game that went down to the last 90 seconds.

Act I: The Lobos dominate the first 15:03 to take a 16-0 lead. Brandt goes starts at quarterback and produces 140 yards in the air. Not a very efficient completion percentage as he is 7 for 17, but most the balls he throws wend down field, averaging 20 yards per catch. The Lobos use big plays by Ahmari Davis (a 43 yard TD run and a 51 yard reception) to control the field position and the score. They outscore the Bearkats and outgain them by 130 yards.

The Lobo defense clogs up the run, holding Sam Houston to 8 rushing yards on 8 attempts. It looks like the Lobos might have Continue reading “Lobos Defeat Sam Houston St 39-31 In Season Opener”

New Mexico opens 2019 football season against Sam Houston State

Football season is here and the New Mexico Lobos are only a couple days away from officially kicking off  2019 campaign by hosting the Sam Houston State Bearkats on Saturday afternoon.

SHSU is 3-28 all-time when playing against Football Bowl Subdivision opponents. One of the Bearkats’ three wins was against UNM in 2011. The game was played in Albuquerque, and the away team left the land of enchantment with a 48-45 overtime victory. Continue reading “New Mexico opens 2019 football season against Sam Houston State”

Q&A with Bob Davie: One Week Until Kickoff

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With the Lobos opening their 2019 fall season next Saturday Aug. 31, New Mexico football head coach Bob Davie didn’t share much on what to specifically look for on the field. He did however, talk about the positive attitude he notices on the roster and how much physical preparation this offseason has seen.

You have about a week before your first game. How is the team feeling right now?

You realize how long they have been out there, you realize how much they have invested in this. I will say this, this is in some ways the youngest teams I’ve had, but it’s probably the most motivated team that has truly invested the most hard work. We had three 80-play scrimmages. We had an impromptu 40-play scrimmage. I’ve never had a team that put as much physical preparation into this. We have to because we are extremely young. None of us know how it will go exactly, that’s why this it is such a great game. But I can honestly say this team has done everything we’ve asked and has been such a pleasure to be around. Continue reading “Q&A with Bob Davie: One Week Until Kickoff”