Breaking Down the New Mexico Lobos Win Total
2020 College Football Season
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The New Mexico Lobos have their work cut out for them in the 2020 college football season following a bad year.
New Mexico had a pretty abysmal football season in 2019. The Lobos finished at just 2-10 overall and 0-8 in the Mountain West, leaving the team in the basement of the conference. New Mexico will attempt to pull themselves back together in 2020, racking up a few more wins and rebuilding the program toward relevance once again. Check back all season long for free college football picks and college football predictions at Sports Chat Place.
Let’s take a closer look at New Mexico’s current status and break down their chances at hitting four wins this year.
2019 is a year that Lobos fans will want to forget. The team started off well enough at 2-1, but then lost nine games to finish out the season, many of them being outright blowouts. New Mexico plays in the tougher division of the Mountain West right now, and the team is going to have to make some big strides in order to be competitive. The unsatisfactory results last season led to New Mexico parting ways with head coach Bob Davie, who finished with an eight-year record of 35-64.
2020 will be the first season under head coach Danny Gonzales, who brings in offensive coordinator Derek Warehime and DC Rocky Long. The good news is that the new crew gets more than 30 seniors on the roster, and Long has a history of getting immediate results from his players. The defense in New Mexico should see a big improvement this season, which will help the team immensely.
One major issue working against the Lobos this season is the tough schedule. New Mexico will see some very talented teams in Mississippi State, USC, Boise State, Air Force and Wyoming. That means the Lobos will have to take full advantage of easier teams like Idaho State and New Mexico State in order to hit their win total. It’ll be a difficult season in some spots, but there are certainly 4-7 potential victories on the schedule.
Pick: I like the over here. Four wins seems absolutely doable for New Mexico, even with this tough schedule. Victories over Idaho State, New Mexico State, Colorado, Hawaii and Nevada are there for the taking, and if this new coaching staff can get the team off to a good start the Lobos could even flirt with bowl eligibility this season. I’m a little more reserved on New Mexico’s chances this year—four or five wins seems about right—but we should certainly see some major steps forward for a team on the rise.
2020 New Mexico Lobos Football Schedule
Day, Date Opponent
Saturday, August 29 Idaho State
Saturday, September 5 at Mississippi State
Saturday, September 12 at USC
Saturday, September 19 at New Mexico State
Saturday, September 26 OPEN
Saturday, October 3 UMass
Saturday, October 10 at Colorado State
Saturday, October 17 Nevada
Saturday, October 24 at Utah State
Saturday, October 31 San Jose State
Saturday, November 7 at Hawaii
Saturday, November 14 Boise State
Saturday, November 21 at Air Force
Saturday, November 28 Wyoming
Saturday, December 5 MWC Championship