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Buried: UNM Embarrassed in Utah

Things Go From Bad To Worst For The Lobos

Utah CB DJ Williams Intercepts A Pass Intended For UNM WR Delane Hart-Johnson
Eli Lucero/The Herald Journal via AP

Four touchdowns.

That’s usually what most teams would score in an entire game, but Utah managed that in one quarter. It was never even close Saturday in Logan. The Lobos looks out matched in all three phases of the game and the final reflects that. The Lobos held a single lead in the game, and that came on a first quarter field goal by K Andrew Shelley. This was the first points in the game, but it would be the last scored by UNM until a safety in the 2nd quarter. In the time between these two scores by UNM, Utah put up 49 points. I’ll repeat that again, 49 POINTS. The Aggies were putting points on the board is every way imaginable. On the ground, through the air, and even a 100 yard pick six by Utah’s Shaquez Bond. Utah dominated the time of possession in the game, holding the ball for a total of 33 minutes and 16 second. Compared to UNM’s 22 minutes and 42 seconds. The only real positive UNM could take out of this game was their ability to force and convert turnovers. One of the two touchdowns the Lobos would score in this game was a fumble return. Utah would pad their lead with field goals in the second half and polished off UNM by the final score of 19-61.

What’s Next?

Time seems to be up for UNM head coach Bob Davie. Coming off a suspension in the Spring, the rope can’t be much longer for Davie. After a promising 3-2 start to the season, the Lobos now have 3 straight loses and have given up more than 30 points in their last two games. While not many people picked the Lobos to win this three game skid their currently in, we at least thought they would be at bit more competitive. In the two games against Fresno State and now Utah State, UNM has been outscored 99-26. Things don’t get any easier for UNM this weekend either, as San Diego State comes to Albuquerque. At 6-2, SDSU is coming off a close lost to Nevada, 24-28. San Diego is also expecting for QB Christian Chapman to return from injury in this game.

UNM LB Evah Tohi was suspended from the team for a violation of team rules this past weekend. It was reported that Tohi got into a altercation with a teammate and head coach Bob Davie suspended the linebacker. Tohi currently leads UNM with tackles at 57. He will miss this weekend’s game against SDSU. Redshirt sophomore Brandon Shook will take his place.

Things has to change fast for the Lobos, before they lose their season even more.