ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE)– Week 2 was the big test for the Lobos, taking on a more capable offensive team in the Tulsa Golden Hurricane, and it didn’t go well as they lost 40-21.
Tulsa scored 10 points each quarter, and the big problem for the Lobos was penalties as they had 109 penalty yards in the first half alone.
“It’s deflating but, adversity happens in football. I tried to keep my guys up, try and keep making play after play. One of the first mottos I learned from Coach Debesse getting here is that Lobos do not beat Lobos….out work, out hit, out discipline. We were not disciplined,” said UNM WR Dameon Gamblin. “Lobos beat Lobos tonight.”
The Lobos start looked promising, scoring on their opening drive with Lamar Jordan on the option pitch to Teryion Gibson. Things just fell apart for the Lobos tonight with penalties being the key contributor. The 154 penalty yards was the first time going over 100 yards since October 9, 2010, and the 14 penalties tied for the eighth-most in a single game in school history.
“It’s obviously on me, obviously on me, nowhere else to direct it,” said UNM Head Coach Bob Davie. “I though the effort was good. I thought guys played hard. No one caved in or gave in. It was pretty much a butt kicking”
The Lobos have tan even tougher task now taking on Arizona State in Tempe, on Friday at 9 pm.