Lobos Travel To Face No. 15 Texas
The University of New Mexico football team goes on the road for the first time
this season when it travels to Austin, Texas to face the 15th-ranked Longhorns.
• Play-by-play announcer Scott Galetti and special guest color commentator Hank
Baskett will handle the radio duties on the Lobo Radio Network. The game will
not be televised in Albuquerque.
• UNM is 1-0 for the first time since 2005 after a 66-21 win over Southern University.
The Lobos have not started a season 2-0 since 1997.
• New Mexico’s 66 points were the most in a season opener since a 72-point output
against Texas State in 2003 (72-8 final score).
• UNM scored on offense, defense (a 15-yard fumble return by Joseph Harris and a
39-yard interception return by Cranston Jones) and special teams (Chase Clayton’s
98-yard kickoff return) against the Jaguars. The last time the Lobos scored in
all three phases was a 25-16 win over UNLV in 2002. The defensive score came
on an interception return, and the special teams score was a fumble return on a
Rebels two-point conversion attempt that gave the Lobos two points instead.
• The Lobos have struggled against nationally ranked teams in their history. New
Mexico has a 7-49 record all-time against top-25 foes. UNM is 2-25 on the road
against nationally ranked opponents, the last win coming in 2003 when it beat
No. 23 Utah 47-35.
• In that game, the Lobos ran for 407 yards as a team with both DonTrell Moore
and D.D. Cox rushing for more than 100 yards. Current Lobo offensive line
coach Jason Lenzmeier earned Mountain West Offensive Player of the Week
honors playing at left tackle — he remains the only offensive lineman in the history
of the MW to win a Player of the Week award.
• Texas is coming off a 37-17 win over fellow Mountain West member Wyoming
at Darrell K. Royal/Texas Memorial Stadium. The Longhorns received 100-yard
rushing performances from running backs Joe Bergeron (110) and Malcolm
Brown (105). The defense intercepted Wyoming quarterback Brett Smith twice in
the second quarter to turn a 9-7 deficit into a 24-9 halftime lead.
• Coach Bob Davie has a 10-1 record as an assistant coach vs. Texas (8-1 at Texas A&M,
2-0 at Notre Dame with one win when he was acting head coach in 1995).