ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – When it comes to naming a starting quarterback, University of New Mexico head football coach Bob Davie is doing what he did in week one, playing it close to the vest.
Lamar Jordan started most of last season, but Davie had Austin Apodoca start game one of the 2016 season. Apodoca responded by going 12 of 16 passing with 172 yards and two touchdowns. That performance was balanced with a Lobo rush attack that accounted for 428 rush yards, which is currently tied for number one in the nation after a week of play.
When asked if Apodoca did enough to start against rival New Mexico State this week Davie said, “absolutely.”
Davie went on to say that it didn’t mean that Lamar Jordan did not deserve to play in the same game against South Dakota.
Davie explained himself further when he said, “It all depends on the style of defense, the flow of the game and what we have to do unselfishly to move the ball against the style of team we are playing against.”
Davie has the chance to become the first Lobo coach to go 5-0 against the Aggies with another win. The Lobos have won 10 of the last 13 matchups between the two clubs. That includes two consecutive victories in Las Cruces, the site of Saturday’s game.
The Aggies could be without the services of highly talented running back Larry Rose III. He is doubtful for the game and still recovering from minor surgery for a sports hernia.