ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – It was another great showing of how explosive the University of New Mexico offense can be.
Teryion Gipson finished with 156 rushing yards and 1 TD in his return. Tyrone Owens had 117 rushing yards and 1 TD as well, and Richard McQuarley had 63 yards with 3 TD’s.
The Lobos looked great with Lamar Jordan under center on Saturday afternoon in their homecoming game with San Jose State. The Lobos won their homecoming game, but it in a high scoring affair 48-41.
“I just thought we’d be playing at a higher level right now defensively. I just did and I know we all feel that across the board in this entire building,” said Coach Bob Davie after the game.
This UNM Defense continues to give up the big plays, especially up the middle. In the first half alone, this defense allowed two monstrous touchdowns on two plays combining 130 yards.
“We can out at half time a little bit. I think we were in a comfort zone and when Austin Ocasio had the pick six that kind of brought the momentum back our way. I felt like that helped us on offense get ready and like we saw that it was a close game. We had to help the defense out,” said Richard McQuarley.
“Obviously we can get better but, I am looking at the positive. I think we played a pretty decent game on defense. Offense came to play and I am just looking at the positive,” said Austin Ocasio.
Here is a quick look at some stats:
Rushing Yards 129 446
Passing Yards 314 45
Total Yards 443 491
This defense will have to step it up moving forward into conference play, as the Lobos take on a tough Boise State team next. That game is Friday at 7 p.m. and will be shown on CBS Sports Network.
As of now, the Lobos are 2-2 overall on the season and 1-0 in conference play