The Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners travel to University Stadium to face the New Mexico Lobos.
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New Mexico was hit hard by graduation with only ten starters back but the good news is the ground and pound attack of the Lobos might not miss a beat. They lose QB BR Holbrook who threw for 647 yards but was a non factor on the ground. Cole Gautsche took over as the starter late and was a non factor through the air but added 760 yards on the ground as a freshman and might be the better fit. The key to the Lobos success will be Kasey Carrier (255-1469) who will shoulder the offense so he has to stay healthy, although UNM has several players that can step in and provide adequate production. The worry for New Mexico is on the defensive side of the football that gave up 444 yards and 30 points which makes keeping the ball away from opposing attacks a priority.
There is absolutely no doubt what the key to winning is here. If New Mexico can run they will probably win and if not, they are in deep trouble because throwing the ball is not their specialty. For now I'm looking at the Lobos and will keep this under watch...