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First Glance: New Mexico Lobos

Houston Baptist v New Mexico Photo by Sam Wasson/Getty Images

What You Need to Know:

  • The Aggies are ranked #7 in the AP Poll after struggling to beat Colorado 10-7 last weekend.
  • New Mexico knocked off in-state rival New Mexico State on Saturday to go to 2-0 on the season (they are unranked). The Lobos are led by second-year head coach and former player Danny Gonzalez. New Mexico started 0-5 in 2020, but are on a 4-0 winning streak after winning their final two games last year against a pair of pretty decent programs in Fresno State and Wyoming.
  • Go check out Mountain West Connection for the latest on Lobo Football.

Betting Lines:

Historical Notes:

  • These teams have played four times: 1926, 2008, 2009, and a 55-14 Aggie win in 2017. A&M leads the overall series 4-0.
  • Famous New Mexico alum include Penny Marshall, Eddie Guerrero, and Gary Johnson. Leave others I missed in the comments.
  • New Mexico does not have a live wolf mascot, although their anthropomorphic mascots are married.

What To Watch For:

  • Runnin’ the Dang Bawl. The Ags couldn’t even break 100 yards rushing as a team in Denver. Something tells me we’ll see a more concerted effort to establish the run this week.
  • Altitude. It will be interesting to see how New Mexico adjusts to the much lower altitude this week. Practicing at such high altitude could give them a built-in advantage...yeah let’s roll with that if we struggle early.
  • RISE AND SHINE CAMPERS- It’s our first 11 a.m. kickoff on the SEC Network. Don’t forget to dress up like Finebaum to get on camera!

Media Blitz:

  • Venue: Kyle Field
  • Game Time: 11 a.m. Saturday
  • Station: SEC Network

Weather:

  • High of 92, partly cloudy. Don’t forget the Gold Bond, gentlemen.