The Lobos of the University of New Mexico are a college football team that is hard to classify. This squad wins some games, loses others and never seems to establish a permanent “football identity.” It has been that way for quite some time.
Last season, for example, the 2014 version of the New Mexico University football team won four games, but lost eight games. As a member of the Mountain West Conference (MWC), this squad, under Head Coach Davie Chama, produced some Conference wins while losing a few contests, as well.
The Lobos just don’t have a real identity. Is this team a winner or is it a loser? Or are the Lobos just one of seemingly countless college football teams that plod along, comfortably playing out each season’s schedule?
In truth, Coach Chama expected much more solid play from his squad in the 2015 Season. His team got off to a flying start at home on September 5th when it routed Missouri Valley State University by a score of 66-0. In Week Two, on September 12th, the Lobos stayed home to play the University of Tulsa. The home team lost 40-21.
It was in Week Three, just last Friday, September 18th, that the University of New Mexico “hit the road” for a game against Arizona State University. The visitors lost 34-10.
No one really knows which team will show up for the University of New Mexico’s remaining games. Its home schedule includes visits from New Mexico State University on October 3rd, the University of Hawaii on October 17th, Utah State University on November 7th, Colorado State University on November 21st and the Air Force Academy on November 28th.
The team’s remaining road games include contests against the University of Wyoming on September 26th, the University of Nevada on October 10th, San Jose State University on October 24th and Boise State University on November 14th.
A review of the team’s remaining games reveals a bunch of winnable games, but some contests in which the Lobos may be overmatched. Of course, football games are not played on paper and what looks easy on a computer screen, for example, may turn out to be extremely difficult on the gridiron.
The Lobos will have to bring their “A Game” to every contest home and away, if they want to have an identity. This team can be known as a winner or as a loser.
It will all depend on the results of each game played over the rest of the current season. There is every reason to believe that the Lobos of the University of New Mexico will “show up” for every contest, win frequently and please their fans and, most importantly, Coach Chama.
Courtesy of Rnrcuba.net