Alex Hart hopes to have enough to keep the Lobos defense afloat at Rutgers

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – He’s a sophomore linebacker being pressed into more action due to an injury to the team’s leading tackler. Alex Hart knows he will have more responsibility Saturday then he has had in his short career as a University of New Mexico Lobo.

The Lobos are playing Rutgers and are missing three key contributors.

One is linebacker Dakota Cox who suffered a concussion in a loss at New Mexico State last weekend. Cox, a fierce leader who many see as a coach on the field, has had time to mold Cox.

Now, Hart will get to show what he is capable of with a national audience watching.

“I have always been waiting on an opportunity to go out and play college football,” said Hart. “It’s everyone’s dream whose out here and just to get that opportunity, it’s an extreme blessing. I just got to go out there and make my teammates proud and do what I have to do.”

Hart has seven tackles and a sack to his credit this season. Hart also has someone who believes in him in head coach Bob Davie.

“I’m kind of anxious to watch him play,” said Davie. “I think quite honestly Alex should have played more. We probably haven’t spelled Dakota enough and I think he is totally ready to go play.”

The Lobos will go play Rutgers Saturday morning at 10 a.m. The game will be broadcast on ESPN News.

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