During New Mexico's 45-0 loss to the Texas Longhorns the Lobos lost starting quarterback B.R. Holbrook after taking a hit in the second quarter and had to leave the game. After that New Mexico's offense went down hill and completed just one pass the rest of the game.
Head coach Bob Davie mentioned how much Holbrook leaving the game hurt New Mexico's chances:
"(Holbrook's injury) changed everything, because against a team like Texas you have to be balanced," Davie said on Sunday. "... B.R.'s a key to us, because obviously we're balanced with B.R. and we can really show the true potential of this offense with B.R. in there."
The run-based, pistol option attack was working well at moving the ball against Texas despite not scoring before Holbrook exited the game.
There is good news regarding Holbrook's injury, after he was taken to the hospital there were x-rays taken as well as a CT scan, and everything came back fine. There was fear that Holbrook injured his ribs or kidney on the hit that knocked him out of the game.
Davie expects Holbrook to be ready to go on Saturday as they take on Texas Tech next weekend. That is excellent news because the way Quinton McCown and Cole Gautsche played on Saturday there would be less hope for a win against Texas Tech if either of those were playing quarterback.
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