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First Glance: New Mexico Lobos


NCAA Football: New Mexico at Wyoming Troy Babbitt-USA TODAY Sports

What you need to know:

  • Put on your finest turquoise jewelry and throw some Hatch Chiles on the grill, because the folks from The Land of Enchantment are headed to Aggieland!
  • The Aggies enter the season ranked No. 23 in the AP Top 25, looking to rebound after an exceptionally disappointing 5-7 season in 2022.
  • New Mexico is coming off a 2-10 season, including a nine-game losing streak to end the year.
  • Go check out Mountain West Connection for the latest on Lobo Football.

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Historical notes:

  • These teams have played five times: 1926, 2008, 2009, 2017 and 2021. A&M leads the overall series 5-0 by an average score of 44-9.
  • Famous New Mexico alum include Penny Marshall, Eddie Guerrero, Gary Johnson, Brian Urlacher and Donald Gibb.
  • New Mexico does not have a live wolf mascot, although their anthropomorphic mascots are siblings.

What to watch for:

  • Hydration. Saturday will continue what has been a miserably hot summer. And while the 6 p.m. kickoff ensures fans won’t be baking inside Kyle Field the whole game, a full day of tailgating is fraught with potential for getting yourself in trouble. Water is your friend.
  • Bobby P Ball. Just how different will the Aggie offense look? After months of pontificating, we finally get our first look at what will hopefully be a reinvigorated unit.
  • Line play. Even against inferior competition last season, Texas A&M’s problems on the offensive and defensive lines were evident. Dominating the line of scrimmage in this one would be a welcome change. It wouldn’t prove they’re good, but at least it wouldn’t confirm that they’re bad.

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  • High of 103, mostly sunny.

BTHO new mexico!