New Mexico vs. New Mexico State: Game Preview, Odds, How To Watch
Lobos face its rival this weekend.
2-0 Lobos? Maybe?
WEEK 2: New Mexico Lobos (1-0) vs. New Mexico State Aggies (0-2)
WHEN: Saturday, September 11 —5 PM MT
WHERE; University Stadium, Albuquerque, New Mexico
TV: Stadium TV
RADIO: 77 KOB 96.3 FM
SERIES RECORD: New Mexico leads the all-time series 72-33-5, and UNM has gone 39-11-1 in the last 51 meetings.
LAST WEEK: New Mexico defeated Houston Baptist 27-17, whereas New Mexico State lost to San Diego State 28-10
WEBSITES: golobos.com, the official New Mexico Lobo website, newmexicostatesports.com, the official website of New Mexico State
ODDS: Lobos -18.5
The New Mexico Lobos (1-0) and New Mexico State Aggies (0-2) will clash at University Stadium in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The Aggies and Lobos did not meet in football last year for the first time in 75 years (1945).
Saturday’s Rio Grande Rivalry match-up will be the 111th meeting all-time between the Lobos and Aggies, Dating back to 1894. NM State hasn’t lost three straight against UNM since 2013-15.
This Saturday, the Lobos go into University Stadium, having won the season opener against Houston Baptist 27-17 under second-year head coach Danny Gonzales.
They are on a three-game winning streak, having won their last two games last year and their first win of the season this year, defeating Houston Baptist 27-17.
The Lobos have won the last two meetings between the two teams, including a 55-52 victory on September 21, 2019. The Lobos are 4-2 in the previous six outings and are a 19 point favorite.
Aaron Dumas would lead the Lobos rushing with 15 carries and 57 yards, followed by Bobby Cole, who had 37 yards. Cole sat out of the second have in that game.
Keyonta Lanier had 72 yards and a touchdown in the receiving passing yards, and local Cleveland High School star Luke Wysong had six catches for 48 yards.
Tight End Kyle Jarvis and Trace Bruckler both had a touchdown in the victory for the Lobos.
Tavian Combs was the leader in tackles for Rocky Long’s defense, including eight solo tackles and an interception. Reco Hannah, Langston Murray, Jake Saltonstall, and Justin Harris all had sacks as well. Ray Leutele also had an interception.
The New Mexico State Aggies are looking to rebound from a 0-2 start after last week’s 28-10 loss to the Aztecs from San Diego State.
The Aggies looked like they might have a big upset of the Aztecs last week with a 10-0 lead at the half, but the Aztecs would have a tremendous third-quarter scoring 28 points and go on to win the game 28-10
For Aggies head coach Doug Martin, his challenge will be to stop a Lobo offense that can throw the deep ball and should be able to run between the tackles.
The Aggies Defense under Defensive Coordinator Frank Spaziani have given up 58 points, and the Offense under OC/Head Coach Doug Martin has only scored 13 points in two games.
QB Jonah Johnson passed for 326 yards, and a touchdown was 34 of 56 passing with three picks.
O’Maury Samuels (Local Los Lunas Tiger running back) led the Aggies with 35 yards on six carries, while Juwaun Price had eight carries for 20 yards.
The Aggies were led in receiving by Terrell Warner, who had ten receptions for 79 yards, followed by Jared Wyatt with five receptions for 74 yards.
Aggie Receiver Dominic Gicinto had six receptions and Aggie’s only touchdown.
On the defensive side of the ball, Aggies defenders Eric Marsh and Joshua Ferguson each had a team of 7 tackles and four solo tackles.
Chris Ojoh and De’Shawn Johnson each had a sack. Caleb Mills also recorded an interception for New Mexico State in the loss.
So bottom line, the edge would have to be to the UNM Lobos on both sides of the ball on paper, but you never know when these two teams meet.
There is no love loss between the two teams, the two programs. The New Mexico Aggies usually will come in with a colossal disrespect or chip on the shoulders mentality as they do not like the Lobos.
Head coaches like head coach Danny Gonzales and former Head coach and now Defensive Coordinator Rocky Long are die-hard Cherry and Silver Lobos fans, having played and coached the Lobos.
They would love nothing more than to pound the Aggies and remind them who the flagship University is and that would be the University of New Mexico.
There is just an enormous amount lot of New Mexico pride when it comes to these two universities.
You have to love interstate rivalries, and that’s what makes these games so much fun for the fans; you never know what to expect in the Land of Enchantment.