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San Diego State cornerback Luq Barcoo (16) celebrates with linebacker Troy Cassidy (42) after an interception in the end zone during the first half of the New Mexico Bowl NCAA college football game against Central Michigan on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019 in Albuquerque, N.M. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton)

San Diego State beats C. Michigan 48-11 in New Mexico Bowl

Dec. 21, 2019 7:16 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Coming into the New Mexico Bowl, San Diego State's defense was the focus. The Aztecs ranked second in the nation in rushing defense and second in rushing yards allowed per carry. But San Diego State's offense, with only an average of 19 points-per game, ranked among the nation's...

New Mexico quarterback's indecent exposure charge dismissed

Dec. 19, 2019 9:31 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The case against a New Mexico college football quarterback charged with indecent exposure has been tossed out, a Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court spokeswoman said Tuesday. The Albuquerque Journal reported that charges against Sheriron Jones, 23, were dismissed after witnesses...

New Mexico athletic director Eddie Nunez, left, introduces Danny Gonzales, a former New Mexico assistant football coach and player, as the school's new head football coach at a press conference in Albuquerque, N.M., Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. (Roberto E. Rosales/The Albuquerque Journal via AP)

New Mexico coach Gonzales relishes chance to restore program

Dec. 18, 2019 5:36 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Danny Gonzales said Wednesday that taking the New Mexico head coaching job came down to having an opportunity to return home and a chance to turn around the program he grew up around. “I had many opportunities and I only wanted one,” Gonzales said. “And...

New Mexico names ex-player Danny Gonzales as football coach

Dec. 17, 2019 10:03 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has named former Lobos player and assistant coach Danny Gonzales as head football coach. UNM athletic director Eddie Nunez made the announcement Tuesday night. Contract terms weren’t immediately released. Gonzales will be formally introduced as the Lobos’...

FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, file photo, New Mexico coach Bob Davie leads his team from the field at halftime of an NCAA college football game against Hawaii in Albuquerque, N.M. On Monday, Nov. 25, Davie agreed to step aside as New Mexico’s coach at the end of the season, ending an uneven eight-season tenure with the Lobos. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton, File)

New Mexico to pay $825K buyout to football coach Bob Davie

Dec. 10, 2019 4:52 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico will pay former football coach Bob Davie an $825,000 buyout over the next 30 months. School officials said Davie agreed to step down at the end of this season, but the former Notre Dame coach won’t say whether the decision was mutual. Davie had two years left on...

Utah State quarterback Jordan Love (10) runs for yardage after avoiding the tackle by New Mexico defensive lineman Joey Noble (98) during the second half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019 in Albuquerque, N.M. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton)

Love leads Utah State to 38-25 victory over New Mexico

Nov. 30, 2019 8:48 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Jordan Love threw three touchdown passes to three different receivers and Gerold Bright ran for 113 yards and a score Saturday as Utah State beat New Mexico 38-25 in Lobos’ coach Bob Davie’s final game with the team. “This game was so important because there...

FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, file photo, New Mexico head coach Bob Davie, center, reacts to a call against Boise State during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Boise, Idaho. On Monday, Nov. 25, Davie agreed to step aside as New Mexico’s coach at the end of the season, ending an uneven eight-season tenure with the Lobos. (AP Photo/Steve Conner, File)

Bob Davie says he ‘put every ounce’ into leading New Mexico

Nov. 26, 2019 5:44 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico coach Bob Davie says he’s leaving the Lobos without anything to apologize for. “I put every ounce into this,” Davie said Tuesday. “My family has put every ounce into this.” Davie and athletic director Eddie Nuñez announced a day...

FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, file photo, New Mexico coach Bob Davie leads his team from the field at halftime of an NCAA college football game against Hawaii in Albuquerque, N.M. On Monday, Nov. 25, Davie agreed to step aside as New Mexico’s coach at the end of the season, ending an uneven eight-season tenure with the Lobos. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton, File)

Bob Davie to step aside as coach at New Mexico

Nov. 26, 2019 12:58 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bob Davie has agreed to step aside as New Mexico’s coach at the end of the season, ending an uneven eight-season tenure with the Lobos. Davie and athletic director Eddie Nuñez announced Monday that the former Notre Dame coach will step down after Saturday’s game...

Hammond’s career day lifts Air Force past New Mexico 44-22

Nov. 23, 2019 6:56 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Air Force took to the wild blue yonder Saturday like it hasn’t done in decades. Falcons quarterback D.J. Hammond III only had 10 passing attempts, but his 327 yards was the most since 1976 and led Air Force to a 44-22 win over reeling New Mexico. “It was fun,”...

Hammond’s career day lifts Air Force past New Mexico 44-22

Nov. 23, 2019 5:19 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — D.J. Hammond III threw for career highs with 327 yards and four touchdowns as Air Force took to the skies more than normal Saturday to beat New Mexico 44-22. The Falcons (9-2, 6-1 in Mountain West) have their best record since 1998. Hammond, who completed nine of 10 passes, is the...