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The University of New Mexico Lobo football team will take on the Wyoming Cowboys in a Mountain West contest Saturday afternoon.
The Lobos, who haven’t had a road game in about a month, will travel to Laramie for the Mountain West meeting. The Cowboys have won three of their last four games against the Lobos, including a 28-23 victory in Albuquerque last season.
UNM is 0-1 in Mountain West play (2-3 overall), but should have momentum going in after a crushing 66-17 victory over its in-state rival New Mexico State University last week.
UNM gained 541 yards on the ground against the Aggies, a haul that made the Lobos the top rushing team in the country, averaging 367.8 yards per game.
Wyoming (3-2, 1-0 in MW play), however, is also a very good offensive team. The Cowboys have averaged 516.2 yards per game, led by Brett Smith, who has a 64.8 percent completion percentage this season.
The Lobos dropped their MW opener Sept. 28 at home against UNLV. The Cowboys, meanwhile, topped Air Force 56-23 Sept. 21 in Colorado Springs. In their most recent outing, however, the Cowboys dropped a 42-21 decision at Texas State.
Aggies still looking for first win of year
It’s “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” week in Las Cruces.
The New Mexico State University Aggies will host their seventh annual breast cancer awareness game Saturday when they face the Rice Owls.
It’s been tough going this season for the Aggies, who are winless in six outings this year. They’re coming off a shellacking in Albuquerque by the Lobos, who rushed for 541 yards against the Aggie defense.
Rice (3-2) has won two straight going into Saturday evening’s game at Aggie Memorial Stadium.
This year, NMSU has been outscored by a whopping 293-95 margin.
The Aggie defense has given up more than 2,000 yards rushing in six games.