Lobo football wins weather delay game with Nevada 35-26

Courtesy UNM Athletics
Courtesy UNM Athletics

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE)- It was one of the strangest games that the Lobos have played in. It was tied at 14 at the half, but then the weather took over at University Stadium.

A weather delay lasted over and hour and a half, with the Lobos and Wolf Pack not getting back on the field for warm-ups until 11:30 p.m.

While most would think that a team would get tight or lose interest after a long delay like that. The Lobos used it to their advantage and even came out with more fire in that second half.

The University of New Mexico out rushed Nevada 373 to 108. A huge improvement from last year when Nevada capitalized on their run game.

Teryion Gipson led the charge with 121 rushing yards, but Austin Apodaca looked even more comfortable in this win. He had 47 yards on the ground and 96 in the air going 7-9 in passing.

This win marks four wins in a row for UNM and now at 6-3 overall this season. They are for a second consecutive season bowl eligible.

The Lobos bettered 4-1 to 4-1 in conference play with the win on Saturday night as well. They now hit the road for another late kick off game next Saturday.

They take on Utah State at their place, kick off is set for 8:15 p.m. and that game will be shown on ESPN 2.

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