New Mexico came into Saturday’s game against the University of Texas, San Antonio 17-point underdogs. They were on the road for the second time this year and in need of a big win. The Lobos struggled in the first half as they were unable to move the ball on offense amassing no points and 122 yards total offense. Cole Gautsche started the game for the Lobos as expected but once again was unable to finish due to his hamstring injury. Lamar Jordan entered the game late in the first quarter due to Gautsche’s injury and finished out the game.
UTSA started the second half with the ball and a three to zero lead. They took the ball 75 yards and scored on a six yard Jarveon Williams touchdown run, the extra point was blocked giving the Roadrunners a 9-0 lead. The touchdown came after a 23 yard controversial catch by Marcellus Mack, the ball Cleary bounced off the turf but the play was never reviewed.
It seemed as if history would repeat itself and the Lobos would have a second half collapse, but then the freshman phenom stepped in. Jordan dropped back to pass and with no one open he decided to run showing off his speed taking the ball to the Roadrunners 1 yard line. On the next play Crusoe Gongbay scored with a run up the middle giving the Lobos a 14-9 lead.
Each team traded defensive stops before Tevin Newman intercepted a Blake Bogenschutz pass. The Lobos took over the ball at the 19 yard line and after a couple of play Jordan struck again Turing a potential sack in to a beautiful 9 yard touchdown run. The Lobos capped off scoring with 7:37 left in the game when Jhurell Pressley run for a 77 yard touchdown putting the Lobos up 21-9.
The Lobos defense had their best game of the yard holding the Roadrunners to 341 yards of offense and 9 points; they had two interceptions and 5 total sacks. The Roadrunners were led by backup quarterback Blake Bogenschutz who had 169 yards on 10 completions. Jarveon Williams lead the ground attack for UTSA missing his first carrier 100 yard game gaining 95 yards on 9 carriers.
Lamar Jordan was the star for the Lobos he had 178 total yards, 106 rushing and 72 passing with a touchdown. Jhurell Pressley was also impressive for the Lobos gaining 102 yards on five carriers. Crusoe Gongbay who had led the Lobos in rushing the last two week was held to 18 yards on nine carriers. The Lobos are now 2-3 and will face former coach Rocky Long and the San Diego State Aztecs Friday in Albuquerque.