New Mexico Recruiting & Game Summaries 2009

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    New Mexico Recruiting & Game Summaries 2009

    New Mexico Recruiting Big Board 2009:

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    Stars Position(Type) Name State Height Weight Status
    2 FS Chase Wright Minnesota 5'11'' 175 lbs Signed
    2 DE Shaun Bell Mississippi 6'3'' 286 lbs Signed
    2 CB Derek Jackson Texas 6'1'' 190 lbs Signed
    2 P Brett Harrison Colorado 6'0'' 200 Signed
    2 OLB Taylor Stephens Colorado 6'1'' 223 Signed
    2 C Cedric Robinson Arizona 6'3'' 313 lbs Signed
    2 HB Dominic Coleman Pennsylvania 6'1'' 200 Lbs Signed
    2 SS Jesse Adams Virginia 6'1'' 188 lbs Siged
    1 OLB Ben Shelton Texas 6'0'' 239 lbs Signed

     
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    New Mexico - The University of New Mexico is proud to announce their first two signings of the 2009-2010 season. Free Safety Chase Wright of Minnesota, and Defensive End Shaun Bell from Mississippi. Chase Wright was signed with intentions of possibly filling a SS void, of which he played a little in high school. Shaun Bell, will fill the major void in the Defensive End.

    Coach Saint was quoted saying "These two guys are what our program is all about. Good students, good athletes, with the heart to boot. I expect big things out of each of them."

    Congratulations Chase and Shaun for being the first signed to the recruiting class of 2009.
     
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    New Mexico - The University of New Mexico is proud to announce their first two signings of the 2009-2010 season. Free Safety Chase Wright of Minnesota, and Defensive End Shaun Bell from Mississippi. Chase Wright was signed with intentions of possibly filling a SS void, of which he played a little in high school. Shaun Bell, will fill the major void in the Defensive End.

    Coach Saint was quoted saying "These two guys are what our program is all about. Good students, good athletes, with the heart to boot. I expect big things out of each of them."

    Congratulations Chase and Shaun for being the first signed to the recruiting class of 2009.
     
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    New Mexico-

    The Lobos traveled to California to take on the Golden Bears. The proof was in the pudding from the get go. A HB fumble, led to a scoring drive by Cal that took nearly 15 seconds. Following the Fumble, New Mexico lost player... after player... after player. Two players going down for a combined 18 weeks... both out for 9 weeks, and looking at medical redshirts. So who were these players you ask?

    Freshman HB #22 Kasey Carrier, and Defensive Tackle Peter Gardner (Junior) both went down in week two. Gardner facing a broken collarbone and Carrier with a foot stress factor.

    The Lobos also lost two cornerbacks, a defensive end, their fb, and a wide reciever (Jones for 1 week), during this game. As if that wasn't enough, The battled their hearts out leaving every ounce of lobo pride on the field. With moments left, the lobos just couldn't muster the come back they needed, losing by a touchdown with seconds left.

    A true heartbreaker, but hopefully the Lobos will rebound, but is the season already being considered a udder failure?
     
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    New Mexico-

    The Lobos traveled to California to take on the Golden Bears. The proof was in the pudding from the get go. A HB fumble, led to a scoring drive by Cal that took nearly 15 seconds. Following the Fumble, New Mexico lost player... after player... after player. Two players going down for a combined 18 weeks... both out for 9 weeks, and looking at medical redshirts. So who were these players you ask?

    Freshman HB #22 Kasey Carrier, and Defensive Tackle Peter Gardner (Junior) both went down in week two. Gardner facing a broken collarbone and Carrier with a foot stress factor.

    The Lobos also lost two cornerbacks, a defensive end, their fb, and a wide reciever (Jones for 1 week), during this game. As if that wasn't enough, The battled their hearts out leaving every ounce of lobo pride on the field. With moments left, the lobos just couldn't muster the come back they needed, losing by a touchdown with seconds left.

    A true heartbreaker, but hopefully the Lobos will rebound, but is the season already being considered a udder failure?
     
  6. wildcatter78

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    That injury list is BRUTAL!
     
  7. JHeb

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    Holy crap, that's some serious injury time...
     
  8. jello1717

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    Thus far I've been really fortunate on the injury front (/crosses fingers and knocks on wood).
     
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    Another Signed Recruit

    Jollyville, TEXAS -

    The New Mexico Lobos just signed Derek Jackson of Jollyville, Texas. The Lobos are pleased to have a Cornerback of his caliber on the team. Ranking in high class in terms of speed and pressing, he looks to add a much needed dimension to this lobos defense that has been struggling through the first part of the season.
     
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    Albuquerque, New Mexico-

    Sorry about the lack of updates, Could have sworn they were being done. That is all beside the point, and the newspapers are back up and running. Since it's been a few weeks, let's point out where things are now before we get into the recruiting situation.

    To start things off, The Lobos are now 4-2, riding a 4-game high. There most recent victory came over Wyoming where they pretty much ran the field. They ran for 177 yards on 36 carries, but were out thrown by nearly 100 yards. The defense also played point on, catching FIVE interceptions to seal the game and continue their winning streak.

    The big difference maker, was their red zone statistics. Keeping Wyoming out of the redzone completely, and converting 3 TDs and a FG in the redzone. The Lobos are starting to form into a team that might actually make something out of themselves.

    Since their 0-2 start against CAL and a heartbreaker against Western Michigan where the greek gods suited up. They have convincingly knocked off Air Force, New Mexico State, and Wyoming. Their fourth win came in OT against Texas Tech.

    Now onto the recruiting, Since time restraints have prevented a full write up on the recruits signed in the way of the Loco Lobos, They now have FOUR committed for the next year. Sean Bell (DE, MS) Chase Wright (FS, MN), Derek Jackson (CB, TX), and The latest Signee, Punter Brett Harrison out of Colorado. These four lead the class into New Mexico.

    With this weeks bye week, the Lobos plan to focus in on their recruiting and prepare for their mountain west match up with the 2-4 UNLV in New Mexico. Can the Lobos keep their momentum? Or will the injuries to Kasey Carrier and Peter Gardner start hindering this team in the stretch? Looks like we will need to keep a close eye on the Loco Lobos because they may just be the cinderella story.
     
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    nice job beating Texas Tech, that couldn't have been too easy with New Mexico
     
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    Yea, It was really rough - especially noting that I had 2 big players out for the game, and a handful that were still injured that game.

    It was one of those games where a momentary loss of focus resulting in a big fat L.
     
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    New Mexico- What can be said? The score really doesn't depict the final outcome... or does it?

    New Mexico was able to do what they wanted, when they wanted, and how they wanted all game. Rushing was the focal point as big run after big run lead them to a safe and sound victory.

    This columnist really doesn't have much to say about this one, it was a sleeper. For those that weren't drunk by half time, going home by the third quarter, or in the john firing a few out - They saw a mediocre team get manhandled.

    This new mexico team shows more and more promise as the season progresses. One big game they are looking to is the Utah Utes. A win there will cement them as a solid program, and a loss... well that just may seal the deal for a Utah National Championship Run.

    Go Lobos!
     
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    New Mexico trounces another MWC opponent. This time, it's San Diego State that takes the fall in a 49-13 romping. The Lobos were hawking the skies, and their running backs were owning the turf. It was almost like they could do nothing wrong in the eyes of the coach.

    "Sure, We had a few flaws passing the ball but regardless we came out on top. We need to get ready for practice to keep our momentum going" Natisaint had to say following the game.

    We have done a bit of research and as of this particular moment, The Lobos rank THIRD in total yards. Six in total offensive yards. Second in points per game. Fifth in Rushing Touchdowns. They lead the MWC by over 600 yards in total yards, falling second in passing , second in rushing, and leading the PPG catagory.

    They look to be on a roll, the only question is can Cindarellas team keep wearing the slipper or will the clock strike midnight as they head into the #2 Ranked Utah Utes next week.

    The next week could determine who keeps all the cookies from the cookie jar. A win by the Lobos would successfully hinder the Utes national championship hopes... From the sound of things the Lobos are ready for a challenge.
     
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    Looking forward to that Utah game...
     
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    To start- I want to apologize for no video/pics. After this game I was utterly disappointed and shut the game off.... (after recording it to server)

    New Mexico -The Lobos went into Utah, knowing all and well what they had to do... They left Utah with their heads hanging in defeat and their tails tucked between their legs.

    "We got beat... We played our hearts out. Our special teams had the jitters and that is where they beat us." Nati said in the post-game press conference. "I believe we were the better team out there today... They got a few breaks here and there and the game was outstanding. Things could have gone either way. We wish the Utes the best in the national championship hopes... Next year - The Lobos are out for blood."

    The game was a great one, the lobos tied the game with under 30 seconds left, but a missed tackle set up a game winning field goal on the ensuing kickoff. The New Mexico Lobos gave everything they had but in the end it wasn't enough... The Lobos are sorely disappointed but look on to the next week as they can't dwell on a 3 point loss to the #2 team in the nation long. Many experts think they are already anticipating the next match up.
     
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    New Mexico -

    It was a snow filled day in New Mexico but the fans still piled in to see how the Lobos would react after falling short of the glory against Utah. The game began and it looked like the Lobos were going to be flat and get utterly destroyed - going down 26-7 at the end of the first quarter due to an untouchable running back from BYU.

    There was where Coach Saint lit a fire under the Lobos during the break, melting the ice that was surrounding them and keeping them from rocketing. Smashing back 24 points in the 2nd to take a lead over the Cougars. There it was back and forth until the fourth where the Lobos didn't look back stealing one 55-43 over BYU.

    Looking through the game, a few players made their presence known and kept the Lobos bowl hopes alive. The MAIN player to mention was the Lobos HB. T. Brown rushed for over 200 yards pulling in 233 yards on the ground to help control the tempo of the game. With a rushing attack like that - how was the score so wild?

    Comparing backs - you will see that Unga from BYU was running rampant the entire game bringing in 10 carries for 141 yards... How in the hell does a 88spd HB do that? That is left to be unknown...

    The Lobos made the win and will look forward to TWO back to back user games as they try to finish out strong!

    Go Lobos!
     
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    Wow, nice 2nd quarter...Down 26-7 and you came back. Nice...
     
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    Ranked Game Blues are Gone!

    Ranked Game Blues are Gone!

    Albuquerque, NM - It was what many may call an upset of the year, comeback of the year, or just flat out great football. The New Mexico Lobos have been on a drought since losing their starting HB and QB to injuries. Those blues seemed to continue as they fell to the ,then ranked#2, Utah Utes by a last minute field goal 31-34. many fans thought that the true colors were going to be shown... The Lobos then fell to the Colorado State Rams who were also ranked in the top 25... (perhaps #14? ). The fans were beginning to blame Yeager for their losses. The QB just didn't have the touch that was needed to win the big games.

    So the heckling began. The Lobos were to travel to the home of the Texas Christian Horned Frogs... Ranked #9 and fans everywhere decided that it would be a blow out. As the stands were scanned it was nothing but a sea of purple... barely any red in sight. The Lobo Defense was ready, giving up 14 first half points but the Lobo offense left alot to be desired, going down 14-0.

    Then to make matters worst, An additional 14 points were scored by the Frogs, and the Lobos began to feel the power as they kicked two field goals. Going down 28-6 and the fourth quarter was looming in the midst. It was then that Yeager decided that it was now or never.

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    Yeager connected with K. Carrier on a 27 yard pass for a Touchdown... On a FAKE FIELDGOAL. This sparked the comeback of the year. A fumble on the 20 by J. Turner of the Lobos set up a one play 80 yard connection between Yeager and Pearson.

    The Fourth Quarter was here, and the Lobos had come back from 28-6 to a respectable 21-28. Then the shootout began. Trading blows back and forth passing TD for the Lobos followed by another HUGE run by the Frogs. The Lobos couldn't match them blow for blow and needed a big play... Thats when...

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    Solomon, the Safety for the Lobos, picked up a rare fumble and took it to the house to tie the game at an astonishing 35. The Frogs would score again, as would the lobos and we are at 42-42.

    Then doom seemed to strike - The Frogs broke open took it to the 3 yard line (after running down the goal line and out of bounds to prevent the comeback). The Lobos used up 2 timeouts but were unsuccessful in stopping the score going down 49-42 with :30 on the clock.

    The fans that were there were shaking... First - an incomplete pass... Then, a gain of 9. It was going to hurt.. time was wearing down. Spiked ball. Then it happened... Yeager connected with Pearson for a 75 yard pass that took them to the 3 yard line. Time out. They came to the line with four wide and noticed that the CB and Safeties had been pulled to the middle of the field for the run... Audible and TD to Hernandez on the outside slant. Two Seconds left... Option by Yeager... TWO POINT CONVERSION IS GOOD!!!

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    The Two Point Conversion that won the game

    It was a magnificent comeback that probably would never happen again. The Fans in New Mexico are rejoicing after knocking off #9 TCU.

    Great Game!​
     
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    Lobos go Bowlin'

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    Albuquerque New Mexico - The Lobos of New Mexico had this game on lock, until Dimitri Nance, the senior for Arizona State went absolutely insane. Rushing for 261 yards and Four Touchdowns. This gave the Sun Devils the lead with a little over 2 minutes left. After a failed two point conversion they had a one point lead and were electric on the sideline. Luckily, Many of the New Mexico fans made the journey and were behind their lobos.

    Due to technical difficulties we only got a few pictures from the game. With 2:00 left, the Lobos ran a successful drive on the legs of Carrier, who rushed 18 times for 115 yards throughout the game. However, the play of the game was Dave Zamora kicking the 21 Yard Fieldgoal as time expired (seen below).

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    The Lobos won the game and took home the Poinsettia bowl. Senior Donovan Porterie led the Lobos to the victory, A great credential as he departs from his Senior Year.

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    As far as the next season is concerned, The Lobos are looking to start Emmanuel Yeager, who took over during the time the Porterie was hurt with an ankle injury. He completed 64 passes for 1207 yards and 14 touchdowns. Rushing for 264 yards and bringing in 2 touchdowns on the ground. He is only a Freshman and New Mexico expects big things out of him in the coming years.

    With the running game, The Lobos do not appear to be losing anyone on the ground, unless Junior(RS) HB Terrence Brown decides to enter the draft early. The running game was key to alot of their victories and will continue to progress as they move into the next season. Alot of young backs ready to prove themselves Lobo Worthy. Their FB was also a Freshman who had an astounding season.

    Their Receiving Core more take a bit of hit as they are losing Roland Bruno to the NFL (Graduation), There is a chance the Chris Hernandez may enter the NFL Draft early (Junior) and Daryl Jones is hitting the road after graduation. On a good note, Starter Derrell Pearson is only a freshman and is expected to start again next season.

    The Lobo Line will take a huge hit, Alot of their upper classmen will be graduating and the good news is there are alot of younger guys ready to fill these roles.

    On the D-Line, Freshman Jacori Greer looks to replace Deandre Davis(Graduation), Jaymar Latchisn will hope to continue his stint on the right side -barring any stud freshman, and Peter Gardner (Junior) will likely compete with Sophomore Brett Kennedy for the starting D-Tackle Role.

    As far as linebackers are concerned, They will be losing stud MLB Clint McPeek to Graduation, while the remaining backers - excluding Tray Hardaway - will likely stick around for atleast another year.

    In the secondary, Deandre Wright will be graduating at the #1 CB spot, but the rest of the Corners are fairly young and look to fill his spot quickly as we enter the second year of Lobo rebuilding. The good news is that Freshman stand out Joe Stoner will be hanging around and leading this team again, like he did much of last season as the Lobos will take hits at both safety positions.

    On special teams, Adam Miller will be graduating and entering the NFL Draft as a punter while kicker Drew Zamora will hope to bring victory to the lobos next year.

    With all of the losses come new and great freshman entering the New Mexico Den. It may seem at a glance that the team will have a huge burden for the next season but that is not the case - The younger guys are ready to take over and the Lobos are eyeing that Championship title next year. With those ranked game losses hurting them, and leaving a blemish on this years schedule - the Lobos will look to enter a complete state of Lobo Loco-ness next year.

    Go Lobos! and Congratulations on winning the Poinsettia Bowl.
     
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    Grats Nati
     
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    A bowl game summary AND a 2010 preview all in one...
     
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    You know how them sportscasters in New Mexico are.... Get the job done so they can tip a few back - that's a great motto to live by!
     

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