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UNM To Host Nevada on Senior Day
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  11/13/2012
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Nov. 13, 2012



HOWL FOR HUNGER: The University of New Mexico Athletic Department and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is holding a 2012 canned food drive to help needy families over the holidays. Lobo fans who bring two or more canned goods to the Lobo Ticket Office for the following events will receive discounted tickets:

Lobo Volleyball: 7 p.m., Thursday (Nov. 15), Johnson Center vs. Nevada. $5 tickets discounted to $3.

Lobo Football: 1:30 p.m., Saturday (Nov. 17), University Stadium vs. Nevada. $15-$20 tickets discounted to $10.

Lobo Women's Basketball: 1 p.m., Sunday (Nov. 18), The Pit vs. Houston Baptist. $10 tickets discounted to $5.

Lobo Ticket Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 925-LOBO(5626) - www.unmtickets.com



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Coach Davie Weekly Transcript 11/13 Get Acrobat Reader

Saturday: New Mexico (4-7, 1-5 Mountain West) vs. Nevada (6-4, 3-3)
Time: 1:36 p.m., Mountain Standard Time
TV: Comcast 77 in Albuquerque, Comcast 21 in Santa Fe (CHECK LOCAL LISTINGS)
Radio: Lobo Radio Network - KKOB-AM 770 in Albuquerque; ESPN Deportes, KRZY-AM 1450 in Spanish
Promotion: Senior Day; Think Pink Day (Lobos will well pink decals on their helments; coaches will wear pins commemorating occasion) 


The University of New Mexico football team looks to snap a four-game losing streak Saturday on Senior Day when it plays host to the Nevada Wolf Pack. The Lobos will honor 23 seniors who are appearing for the last time on Branch Field at University Stadium during their college careers.

The game is on Comcast channel 77. Rich Cellini will call the game, Ted Sundquist will serve as analyst and J.P. Murrieta will be the sideline reporter. The game will air on the Lobo Radio Network with play-by-play announcer Scott Galetti and analyst Greg Remington, and on ESPN Deportes (KRZY-AM 1450) with Javier Misiego on play-by-play and Paco Pacorro as analyst. 

UNM gained a season-high 551 yards but let too many scoring chances slip away in a 28-23 loss to Wyoming on Branch Field last weekend. The Cowboys capitalized on touchdown passing plays of 81, 64 and 33 yards to build a 21-7 halftime lead and held off the Lobos' rally in the second half.

Junior Kasey Carrier ranks seventh in the nation in rushing at 126.5 yards per game after gaining 109 vs. Wyoming. He and true freshman quarterback Cole Gautsche each rushed for more than 100 yards for the second time this season (they both eclipsed 100 yards vs. Hawai'i). Carrier's 1,265 yards represent the third best single-season performance in school history.

Gautsche's 647 rushing yards in '12 are third by a Lobo QB all-time, and his 155 passing yards vs. the Cowboys was UNM's season high and his career high.

New Mexico is No. 5 in the nation in rushing offense with an average of 311.5 yards per game. UNM has 30 TDs this season. The rushing TDs rank as the third most in school history. The offense has nine 300-yard rushing games and eight in a row; the 1971 team had nine consecutive 300-yard games, averaged 384.5 rushing yards per game and scored a school-record 42 TDs.

UNM leads the nation in average time of possession at 34:37 per game. The Lobos are No. 15 in the nation in fewest penalty yards (37.4 per game). They're No. 16 in turnover margin (plus-0.91 per game) and tied for 14th in turnovers forced (23).

Nevada enters Saturday's game on a three-game losing streak after it had won five in a row.  Coach Chris Ault is the originator of the pistol offense, which lines the tailback directly behind the QB on each formation. UNM runs a version of his offense.

The Wolf Pack boast the nation's leading rusher in RB Stefphon Jefferson at 143.6 yards per game. He also has 19 rushing TDs and 20 total this season. QB Cody Fajardo leads the Mountain West in total offense with an average of 323.1 yards per game. The Wolf Pack have the most prolific offense in the MW and are tied for No. 8 nationally at 511.3 yards per game. Nevada's defense check at No. 7 in the league in total defense, one spot ahead of UNM, at 438.8 yards allowed per contest.

The Starting Lineup

The Lobos (4-7, 1-5 Mountain West) look to get back on the winning track Saturday when they host Nevada. The meeting is the first between the teams as conference rivals. The Wolf Pack are coming off three straight tough losses in which opponents have averaged 46.3 points per game.

Nevada hammered a Lobo team in flux last season, 49-7 in Reno, Nev. The win was the Wolf Pack's first in the brief series against UNM, which was playing its second game under interim coach George Barlow.

That game could've been payback for the last game between the teams at University Stadium. Nevada came to Albuquerque in 2007 as the Western Athletic Conference representative in the New Mexico Bowl. The Lobos represented the Mountain West on its home field for the Dec. 22 game.

UNM held the Wolf Pack to 210 yards of total offense and hounded redshirt freshman quarterback Colin Kaepernick all day in a 23-0 victory over Nevada. It was the first shutout the Wolf Pack had suffered since Sept. 27, 1980 -- a span of 329 games. Lobo quarterback Donovan Porterie threw for 354 yards and two TDs in the victory.

New Mexico won a bowl game for the first time since the 1961 Aviation Bowl, a span of 46 years.

Senior moments

The University of New Mexico will take the field Saturday with 23 seniors experiencing the final home game of their college careers.

The seniors are:

Destry Berry, CB................................... Suwanee, Ga. (Erie CC)

Chris Biren, TE......................... Arvada, Colo. (Arvada West HS)

A.J. Butler, LB........................ St. Petersburg, Fla. (Catholic HS)

Jake Carr, DE........................ Murrieta, Calif. (Vista Murrieta HS)

Korian Chambers.............. Memphis, Tenn. (Arizona Western JC)

Rod Davis, DT.......................... Houston, Texas (Fort Scott CC)

Reggie Ellis, NT.................................. Washington D.C. (Illinois)

Joseph Harris, LB................. Denver, Colo. (George Washington HS)

B.R. Holbrook, QB................. Stevenson Ranch, Calif. (Hart HS)

Mark Hunter, DE.......................... Spring, Texas, (Klein Oak HS)

Evan Jacobsen, DS............... Laguna Nigel, Calif. (San Clemente HS)

Ty Kirk, WR............. Arlington Heights, Ill. (Rolling Meadows HS)

Julian Lewis, FS.................... Shawnee Mission, Kan. (Citrus College)

Brad Maestas, DT....................... Albuquerque, N.M. (Cibola HS)

DeShawn Mills, CB..................... Lawndale, Calif. (Leuzinger HS)

Matt Raymer, SS.................... Albuquerque, N.M. (Manzano HS)

Lucas Reed, TE................................. Tucson, Ariz. (Sabino HS)

Greg Rivara, PK.................. Albuquerque, N.M. (N.M. Highlands)

Quintell Solomon.......................... Dallas, Texas (Roosevelt HS)

Joe Stoner, LB.................... Midwest City, Okla. (Carl Albert HS)

Lamaar Thomas, WR.................... Fort Washington, Md. (Ohio State)

Ugo Uzodinma, DT................................. Washington D.C. (Illinois)

Freddy Young, FS..................... Las Cruces, N.M. (Mayfield HS) 

 

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