Lobo Football Practice Report
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  08/17/2010
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Aug. 17, 2010

RUIDOSO, N.M. --- The New Mexico football team completed its 13th practice of Fall Camp on Tuesday, working out in full pads for two hours at the White Mountain Athletic Complex.

The Lobos opened with special teams work before moving to individual and position drills. After more special teams, much of the rest of the practice had the offense against the defense in team drills.

Junior kicker James Aho, a native of Roswell, N.M., highlighted the special teams portion of practice with a 54-yard field goal. Aho, who has been consistent during camp, will handle all the kicking duties again this year for the Lobos.

Redshirt freshman punter Ben Skaer looks to be the leading candidate to replace Adam Miller. Skaer is a directional kicker, who has the ability to pin opponents deep.

The offensive line dominated the inside drill Tuesday. There was a lot of talking back-and-forth but the O-Line opened the holes. Junior RB James Wright had been getting a lot of work along with senior Terence Brown and freshman Brandon Lewis.

Sophomore TE Lucas Reed made a couple of nice catches today and has improved his blocking. Senior FB Josh Fussell caught a few passes out of the backfield Tuesday for big yardage. Fussell has great hands and the size to gain the extra yard.

UNM will hold its final two-a-days Wednesday and will have a shortened scrimmage during the evening workout. The Lobos hit the field in the morning from 8-10:20 a.m., before heading back out from 5:15-7:30 p.m.