New Mexico Lobos football
UNM Lobo Logo
First season 1892
Head coach Bob Davie
Home stadium University Stadium (Albuquerque)
Stadium capacity 38,634
Stadium surface Grass
Location Albuquerque, New Mexico
Conference Mountain West
All-time record 451–536–31
Postseason bowl record 3–7–1
Conference titles 4
Consensus All-Americans 3
Current uniform
Colors Cherry and Silver      

The New Mexico Lobos football team is the intercollegiate football team at the University of New Mexico. The Lobos compete as a member of the Mountain West Conference. They have a cumulative record of 449–513–31.[1] Their official colors are cherry and silver. The Lobos' 30th head coach is Bob Davie, taking over for the former coach Mike Locksley.[2] Locksley, was fired in September, 2011, after a loss to Sam Houston State.[3] Locksley had taken over in 2008, and went 2 and 28 in his tenure with the Lobos. Locksley's predecessor was Rocky Long, who had guided the Lobos to five bowl games in seven seasons. The Lobos play their home games at University Stadium.


Conference affiliation historyEdit


Conference championshipsEdit

New Mexico has won four conference championships in two different conferences (one in 1938 in the Border Conference), yet has not won a conference title in over 40 years.

Year Conference Coach Record
1938 BIAA Ted Shipkey 8–3
1962 WAC Bill Weeks 7–2–1
1963 WAC Bill Weeks 6–4
1964 WAC Bill Weeks 9–2
Total conference championships 4

Division championshipsEdit

New Mexico made one appearance in the Western Athletic Conference Championship Game as the winner of the WAC Pacific Division.

Year Division Championship Coach Result Opponent
1997 WAC Pacific Dennis Franchione L, 13–41 Colorado State

Bowl gamesEdit

Date Bowl W/L Opponent PF PA
January 2, 1939 Sun Bowl L Utah 0 26
January 1, 1944 Sun Bowl L Southwestern University 0 7
January 1, 1946 Sun Bowl W Denver Pioneers 34 24
January 1, 1947 Harbor Bowl T Montana State 13 13
December 9, 1961 Aviation Bowl W Western Michigan 28 12
December 27, 1997 Bowl L Arizona 14 20
December 25, 2002 Las Vegas Bowl L UCLA 13 27
December 24, 2003 Las Vegas Bowl L Oregon State 14 55
December 30, 2004 Emerald Bowl L Navy 19 34
December 23, 2006 New Mexico Bowl L San Jose State 12 20
December 22, 2007 New Mexico Bowl W Nevada 23 0
Total 11 bowl games 3–7–1

Current and Past players in the NFLEdit

2011 Annual team awardsEdit

File:2004 Emerald Bowl Navy-New Mexico run.jpg

Each year members of the Lobos football team who distinguished themselves during the football season are honored at the Lobos Annual Football Awards Banquet. For the 2011 football season, the following team members were honored: Bill Brannin Award (Most Valuable Player), Carmen Messina; Reese Leroy Hill Memorial Award (Offensive Player of the Year), B.R. Holbrook; Clyde Horace Hill Memorial Award (Most Improved Player), Jon Washington; Outstanding Offensive Lineman, Dillon Farrell; Colonel H.J. Golightly Award (Top Defensive Player), Carmen Messina; Chuck Cummins Memorial Award (Most Inspirational Player), Carmen Messina; 1st Team Award (Unselfish Devotion to the Team), B.R. Holbrook; Outstanding Special Teams Player, Evan Jacobson; Most Valuable Offensive Scout, Michael Wilkinson; Most Valuable Defensive Scout, Tevin Newman; The Red Menace Fan Appreciation Award, Anthony Hooks; Zia Award (Most Valuable New Mexico Player), Bubba Forrest.

About the Clyde and Reese Hill memorial awards: The Hill brothers were members of the Lobos football team prior to WWII (Clyde, 1941; Reese, 1939–1941). Both men were described by UNM coaches as extraordinary athletes. Clyde came to UNM after serving in the U.S. Marines where he was a boxing champion. At UNM, he was a member of the university boxing team and made the football team as a walk-on. Reese came to UNM as a highly touted recruit. A "legend" in northern New Mexico high school sports, he lettered in four sports at St. Michael's High School in Santa Fe. While at UNM, he was a member of the university's track, basketball and football teams. The Hill brothers were described by a contemporary as being "He-Men, the kind of men who could throw you across a room." After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Clyde and Reese left UNM to enlist in the military. Clyde died as a U.S. Marine F4U fighter pilot at Okinawa with the rank of Captain, while Reese—a U.S. Army 1st Lt. and glider pilot—survived the invasion of Normandy only to be killed when his glider was shot down over Holland.


External linksEdit

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