"Offensively impressive, defensively humbling"

Posted at: 09/30/2013 3:53 PM
By: J.P. Murrieta, KOB Eyewitness Sports 4

It's not often a team rushes for almost 500 yards and loses, but that's what happened to the Lobo football team on Saturday night.  UNM dropped a high-scoring affair to UNLV, 56-42.  It's the first time in Bob Davie's coaching career he's given up more than 50 points in a game.

Defensively, it comes down to one-on-one matchups and the Lobos just can't keep up.  They need to develop and recruit more players on defense, specifically in the secondary.

Here are some numbers on defense for UNM this season:

                                     Pts given up                   Yds given up

vs UTSA                                21                                           394

at UTEP                                35                                           399

at PITT                                 49                                           527

vs UNLV                               56                                           568

You've got to stop someone if you want to win more games.  The Lobos will get another chance this week when they host New Mexico State.  The Aggies are winless and coming off a loss to San Diego State.