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First Glance: New Mexico Lobos

Last Home Game of the Season

New Mexico v Boise State Photo by Loren Orr/Getty Images

What You Need to Know:

  • The Lobos lost to the Aggies of Utah State last weekend and fell to 3-6 Overall and 1-5 in Conference play. New Mexico has lost four straight.
  • New Mexico University is in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and plays in the Mountain Division of the Mountain West Conference.
  • Texas A&M lost to ranked SEC West division foe, Auburn, on Saturday. Texas A&M is currently 5-4 overall and 3-3 in SEC play.
  • Texas A&M is continuing to trend downward in Offensive yards per game and is currently ranked 82nd in total offense with 382 YPG (88th in passing YPG; 44th in rushing YPG); while New Mexico has gained one fewer yards this season than Texas A&M and is ranked 83rd in total offense with 382 YPG (120th in passing YPG; 18th in rushing YPG).
  • To read up on New Mexico and the Mountain West, head on over to Mountain West Connection.

Betting Lines:

  • New Mexico is a +19 point underdog and is 4-5 Against the Spread. Texas A&M is 4-4-1 ATS
  • New Mexico Money line is +775.
  • The Under has hit in 9 of New Mexico’s last 10 games.

Historical Facts:

  • Texas A&M leads the all-time series with New Mexico, 3-0. The first game was played in 1926 in College Station. The second and third games were a part of a Home and Home series in 2008 and 2009 in Albuquerque and College Station.
  • New Mexico’s Head Coach is Bob Davie, who served as an OLB coach for Texas A&M from 1985-1988; and then served as A&M’s DC from 1989 to 1993.
  • New Mexico does not have a live Lobo (wolf) as a mascot. It does have two human costumed lobos, Lobo Louie and Lobo Lucy.
  • Famous New Mexico Lobo Alumnis include Brian Urlacher, Don Perkins (Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor) , Gary Johnson (Geography champion and 2016 Presidential candidate), Holly Holm (MMA fighter), and Katie Hnida (first woman to score points in a Division I football game).

Lobos to Watch:

Richard McQuarley - Senior RB 5’11” 221 LBs

McQuarley leads all other Lobos players in touchdowns with 6. He tied a New Mexico school record by scoring 5 touchdowns in a single game against Air Force earlier this season. He is New Mexico’s number two leading rusher in yards but is averaging 5.3 yards per carry on 89 carries this season.

Media Blitz:

  • Venue: Kyle Field, College Station, Texas
  • Game Time: 6:00 pm CT
  • Channel: ESPNU



  • Forecast calls for a cloudy 74 degrees, with a low down into the 60s. There is only a 10% chance of rain currently in the forecast.