October 19, 2013
Stevens: Lobo Option Faces Utah State's No. 1 "D"
by New Mexico Athletics
Regardless of who takes the snap, the Lobos will run the ball and Utah State needs to find a quarterback who can execute.
October 16, 2013
Stevens: Darryl "Baby D" Johnson Plans To Finish
by New Mexico Athletics
Darryl "Baby D" Johnson plans to finish his block, finish his degree, and set a high bar as a father.
October 15, 2013
Lobo Football Entertains Utah State on Saturday
by New Mexico Athletics
Utah State travels to Albuquerque for the first time in 10 years to take on the University of New Mexico on Branch Field at University Stadium on Saturday.
October 14, 2013
UNM Football: 2nd CFPA Honorable Mention for Skaer
by New Mexico Athletics
University of New Mexico senior Ben Skaer earned a College Football Performance Awards National Punter of the Week honorable mention for his effort Saturday at Wyoming.
October 14, 2013
Stevens: Lobos Face MW's No. 1 "D" in Utah State
by New Mexico Athletics
Utah State lost one of the nation's premier passers, but the Aggie defense might be the best in the Mountain West.

College Football Performance Award weekly honors

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – University of New Mexico punter Ben Skaer on Monday earned a College Football Performance Awards National Punter of the Week  honorable mention for his performance Saturday during the Lobos’ 38-31 loss to Wyoming.

Skaer, a senior from Waterloo, Ill., punted five times for an average of 51.2 yards vs. the Cowboys. He had a net average of 46.2 yards per attempt. Three of his punts traveled more than 50 yards and three landed inside the Wyoming 20. The Lobos recovered a fumble on one of those that led to Jhurell Pressley’s eight-yard touchdown run on the next play.

The Lobos are No. 2 in the nation in net punting with an average of 43.6 yards per punt. Skaer’s average of 46.7 yards per punt would rank sixth in the country, but he is one punt shy of the minimum number of punts needed to qualify in the national rankings.

Eight of Skaer’s 21 punts in 2013 have gone for 50 yards or more, and eight have landed inside the opponents’ 20-yard line.

The honorable mention was the second for Skaer this season – he also earned one in the season opener against UTSA – and his fifth in the last two seasons.