Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Lobos Couldn't Help Being New Mexico.(Sports)

Byline: RICK WRIGHT Of the Journal

Six years ago, under somewhat similar circumstances to those of Saturday night, a California newspaper columnist suggested the New Mexico Lobos had kicked away a potential football victory against San Diego State because UNM "couldn't help being New Mexico."

It was a condescending statement, sure. Snooty, even.

But it also might contain more than a little truth.


The Lobos lost to San Diego State on Saturday, blowing a 16-0 halftime lead in an el foldo that evoked unwelcome memories of past Lobos los foldos.

The short list:

Utah 29, Lobos 27, 1990.

Air Force 33, Lobos 32, 1992. …

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