ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Bob Davie and his Lobos are in contention in the Mountain West Mountain Division and they are only one win away from becoming Bowl eligible.
They have a lot to play for but do not need any added motivation when it comes to their match-up at University Stadium Saturday.
The Lobos are hosting a Nevada Wolfpack team that is 3-5 through eight games.
Last season, Nevada roughed up the Lobos to the tune of 35-17 at their place.
Coach Davie has not forgotten. “What happened last year in Reno Nevada was personal,” said Davie. “They whipped us. When you get whipped like we got whipped last year nothing else matters other than playing this game this week.”
Nevada had a pair of running backs who gashed the Lobos. One had over 140 yards and the other had over 150.
Rushing yards have been a strength of the Lobos this season. They lead all of NCAA FBS teams in rushing yards per game.
Running backs Teriyon Gipson and Tyrone Owens are 1 and 2 on top of the stats in yards per carry. Gipson is number one in the nation with over 11 yards per carry. Owens is just over eight yards per carry.
The Lobos are riding the momentum of a three game win streak that started on the road at Air Force. In that game, the once struggling Lobo defense made a stand to preserve the win.
The defense was instrumental in the Lobos win at Hawaii over the weekend, scoring the go ahead touchdown and holding the Rainbow Warriors at the end.
The Lobos and Nevada have an 8:15 Mountain Time start Saturday at University Stadium. The game will be televised on ESPN U.