ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The season did not have the start that the Lobos envisioned. They won their first game, but after that lost to rival New Mexico State.
The Lobos also blew a 21 point lead on the road at Rutgers before leaving New Jersey with a loss. None of that stopped the Lobos from moving forward. The team is excited about it’s prospects before the season started seemed to block it all out and just move to the next game.
At 7-3 with a five game win streak, the Lobos are just trying to keep their cherry and silver train moving forward. They learned from the early setbacks, but never let it define them as a team. They did not give up.
“I just feel like our culture and our identity is pretty much set and etched in stone and we are at the point where we are going to fight you each and every week,” said Lobos head coach Bob Davie.
The Lobos continue at Colorado State Saturday hoping to beat a team that have won the last six games between the two. Jordan Apodoca will get the start at quarterback.
Apodoca earned the job coming out of training camp, but an injury put him on the shelf for a few weeks. During that time, last year’s starter, Lamar Jordan performed well. However, Apodoca has emerged again as the starter.
“Just as a gut decision,” said Coach Davie. “I believe he deserves the opportunity to start.”
Apodoca said he enters each week as though he is the starter.
“I believe in my abilities of the passing game and running game, and I feel like I can do it all as far as this offense concerns and I want to do it all,” said Apodoca.
At his weekly press conference Coach Davie also revealed that he had sent out about 150 T-shirts to die hard Lobo fans who stayed for a rain soaked win against Nevada that ended after 1 a.m. two weeks ago.
Davie had fans email him to notify him that they were at the game. The stadium emptied out after a downpour and lightning. Davie said the experience was rewarding.
The shirts mark the date of the game and reads “I was there.” The date 11/5/16 also appears on the shirt.
Davie will hand out shirts to the Lobo band Wednesday.
The Lobos are at Colorado State Saturday. The game is will be on ESPN 2 and has an 8:21 p.m. mountain time kickoff.