San Diego State Travels To New Mexico To Try To Get Back In The Winning Ways




New Mexico had a bye last week and hopefully they put in some extra time to study San Diego State's potent offense and try to slow them down, because New Mexico is at the bottom of every major defensive category and is considered the worst team in all of college football.

There is not much good news coming from the Enchanted State starting with an ESPN writer saying that Mike Locksley won't make it passed this season, Rocky Long who built the Lobos to a pretty good team returns on the enemy sidelines this weekend, and an interesting article about what players were recruited by Locksley and Long.

As if things could not get any worse, New Mexico football beat writer Greg Archuleta sent an email to New Mexico running back Demond Dennis to say he should quit the team:

In the Oct. 4 email, Archuleta asked Dennis about his status with the team and suggested it might be "a step in the right direction" if Dennis quit.

Of course, Archuleta was quickly reassigned. He had been the beat writer for ten years.

San Diego State is only two wins away from their first bowl game in over 10 years, but offensive coordinator 'Gorgeous' Al Borges is saying the Aztecs are not looking ahead and are a one game at a time team.  San Diego State has rarely been in their current scenario where they are a road favorite in a very long time. The Aztecs can not let things go to their head by being the team that is supposed to win.

The Aztecs could have similar showing to when they routed Utah State earlier in the season. Running back Ronnie Hillman should be able to pad his stats and further his dark horse chance at becoming the Mountain West player of the year.

There is no real way the Aztec can lose this game, but I do expect New Mexico to put up some yards mainly because they will be passing all night to try to keep pace with the Aztecs.

Whether the Lobos go with Brad Gruner or true freshman Tarean Austin it will not really matter at all. San Diego State should enjoy a rare touchdown win, at a minimum.

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