A pair of Lobo sophomore defensive lineman have been suspended indefinitely for conduct detrimental to the team. Head Coach Bob Davie did not specify what caused him to suspend Gerron Borne and Paytron Hightower. Davie did release a statement saying, “Unfortunately, it was the right thing to do. A lot of times, the right thing to do is not the easy thing to do, and that was certainly the case with this situation.” The Lobos are off this week and will resume play by hosting UNLV in their Mountain West opener September 28th.
He currently leads the nation in rushing. Kasey Carrier jumped to the front of the line while leading his University of New Mexico Lobos to a win over the Utep Miners Saturday. Carrier’s 291 yards broke a Mountain West Conference record for a single game. His 41 attempts tied a league record held by former Lobo Rodney Ferguson. When asked how he felt a day after 41 attempts carrier said, “you don’t want to know.” That is a lot of carries for a guy who loves the game so much he didn’t even realized he was on pace for nearly 300 yards. He also didn’t realize he had 41 carries until the game was over. When asked what he will do for an encore Carrier said, “I will do me.” Carrier has always been the quiet and humble back who just works hard. After a monster season of rushing last year, Carrier has picked up where he left off. His vision on the field, when making cuts, has been tremendous. After rushing for more than 14 hundred yards last season Carrier might find himself breaking his own single season school record in 2013. If it happens, he probably want notice until someone tells him. While the records are nice, it’s not his main priority. All Carrier wants to do is win football games. Not bad for a guy who wasn’t even the first or second choice in the very recent past.
Rashad and Vershad Jackson are back in cherry and silver. Lobos head football coach Bob Davie allowed the twins to return to the team Monday. The Lobos and the twins parted ways last week after a disagreement during training camp in Ruidoso. The cornerback playing twins said in a statement that they are excited and glad for a second opportunity with the team. Get more on the story on KRQE News 13 at 5:30 and 10.
There will be trip to Kansas to play the Jayhawks in December. There is a home game with Cincinnati in the same month. Craig Neal’s University of New Mexico Lobos are built to handle a challenge. Neal, in his first year as head coach, will find out how tough his squad is as soon as the non conference portion of the schedule starts. The Lobos will open up with exhibition games November 2nd against Eastern New Mexico and November 6th against Jamestown. Alabama A&M comes to the Pit for the home opener November 9th. That is followed by a home game against Charleston Southern. The Lobos will travel after that, starting at The Charleston Classic in Charleston, South Carolina. Alabama Birmingham, Nebraska, UMass, Clemson, Davidson, Georgia and Temple are in the Classic. The Lobos return home November 30th for a date against San Diego. A December 4th date at rival New Mexico State starts the most challenging part of the schedule. The Lobos return home to host Cincinnati December 7th. They return to the road December 14th to play Kansas at the Kansas City Shootout in Kansas City, Missouri.That is followed by a trip to Las Cruces to face New Mexico State December 17th. The Lobos will stay on the road to face Marquette at the MGM Grand Showcase in Las Vegas, Nevada December 21st. Grand Canyon University comes to The Pit December 23rd. Former Lobo Demetrius Walker plays for Grand Canyon and will make a return to The Pit. The Mountain West Conference portion of the schedule is expected to be released in August.
The last APS football stadium was built in the 60′s. That will all change the last week in August. A new west side stadium will make it’s debut with all APS teams except La Cueva playing at the new venue in week one. La Cueva will be at Rio Rancho that week. APS got this one right from the bowl shaped design to the seating capacity of 7500. Solar panels will provide electricity for everything except the lights. On the side of the state of the art football stadium is a track. Big track meets will have plenty of room for fans because of the two thousand seats. Yes…that’s right, an extra 2000 seats sit on the south side of the stadium’s exterior. There is a track located next door. The stadium sits on 110 acres. Football and track are just the first part of the APS sports complex. Baseball and softball fields are planned along with tennis courts. Give APS an A plus on this one. They had a vision and did not drag their feet.