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2016 New Mexico Lobos football team

The 2016 New Mexico Lobos football team represented the University of New Mexico during the 2016 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Lobos were led by fifth-year head coach Bob Davie. They played their home games at University Stadium and were members of the Mountain Division of the Mountain West Conference. They finished the season 9–4, 6–2 in Mountain West play to win a share of the Mountain Division title with Boise State and Wyoming. After tiebreakers, they did not represent the Mountain Division in the Mountain West Championship Game. They were invited to the New Mexico Bowl where they defeated UTSA.

2016 New Mexico Lobos football
New Mexico Lobos wordmark.svg
MW Mountain Division co-champion
New Mexico Bowl champion
New Mexico Bowl, W 23–20 vs. UTSA
ConferenceMountain West Conference
DivisionMountain Division
2016 record9–4 (6–2 MW)
Head coachBob Davie (5th season)
Offensive coordinatorBob DeBesse (5th season)
Offensive schemePistol-option/Multiple
Defensive coordinatorKevin Cosgrove (2nd season)
Base defense3–4
Home stadiumUniversity Stadium
(Capacity: 39,224)
Seasons
← 2015
2017 →
2016 Mountain West football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Mountain Division
Wyoming xy   6 2         8 6  
Boise State x   6 2         10 3  
New Mexico x   6 2         9 4  
Air Force   5 3         10 3  
Colorado State   5 3         7 6  
Utah State   1 7         3 9  
West Division
No. 25 San Diego State xy$   6 2         11 3  
Hawaii   4 4         7 7  
Nevada   3 5         5 7  
San Jose State   3 5         4 8  
UNLV   3 5         4 8  
Fresno State   0 8         1 11  
Championship: San Diego State 27, Wyoming 24
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 17:00 p.m.South Dakota*RTSW/RTRMW 48–2120,221
September 106:00 p.m.at New Mexico State*ESPN3L 31–3217,852
September 1710:00 a.m.at Rutgers*ESPNewsL 28–3739,680
October 12:00 p.m.San Jose State 
  • University Stadium
  • Albuquerque, NM
RTRMW 48–4119,852[1]
October 77:00 p.m.No. 19 Boise State
  • University Stadium
  • Albuquerque, NM
CBSSNL 21–4920,090
October 151:30 p.m.vs. Air ForceESPNewsW 45–4018,756
October 227:00 p.m.Louisiana–Monroe*
  • University Stadium
  • Albuquerque, NM
RTRM/RTSWW 59–1718,099
October 299:00 p.m.at HawaiiMW NetW 28–2123,965
November 58:15 p.m.Nevada
  • University Stadium
  • Albuquerque, NM
ESPNUW 35–2617,290
November 128:15 p.m.at Utah StateESPN2W 24–2115,212
November 198:15 p.m.at Colorado StateESPN2L 31–4929,133
November 268:15 p.m.Wyoming
  • University Stadium
  • Albuquerque, NM
ESPN2W 56–3516,698
December 1712:00 p.m.UTSA*
ESPNW 23–2029,688
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game
  • All times are in Mountain time
Schedule Source:[2]

Game summariesEdit

South DakotaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Coyotes 14 0 7 0 21
Lobos 14 21 6 7 48
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

at New Mexico StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Lobos 14 3 7 7 31
Aggies 3 12 7 10 32
Overall record Last meeting Result
70–31–5 2015 UNM, 38–29

at RutgersEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Lobos 21 0 0 7 28
Scarlet Knights 7 21 3 6 37
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

San Jose StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Spartans 13 7 0 21 41
Lobos 14 17 10 7 48
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–12–1 2015 SJSU, 31–21

Boise StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#19 Broncos 14 28 7 0 49
Lobos 7 0 0 14 21
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–6 2015 UNM, 31–24

vs. Air ForceEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Lobos 14 21 10 0 45
Falcons 10 17 7 6 40
Overall record Last meeting Result
12–21 2015 UNM, 47–35

Louisiana–MonroeEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Warhawks 0 3 0 14 17
Lobos 28 7 17 7 59
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

at HawaiiEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Lobos 14 0 7 7 28
Rainbow Warriors 0 14 0 7 21
Overall record Last meeting Result
9–14 2015 UNM, 28–27

NevadaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Wolf Pack 0 14 0 12 26
Lobos 7 7 14 7 35
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–3–1 2015 NEV, 35–17

at Utah StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Lobos 0 6 15 3 24
Aggies 14 0 7 0 21
Overall record Last meeting Result
12–10 2015 UNM, 14–13

at Colorado StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Lobos 7 3 7 14 31
Rams 14 14 21 0 49
Overall record Last meeting Result
25–38 2015 CSU, 28–21

WyomingEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 0 7 14 14 35
Lobos 21 14 7 14 56
Overall record Last meeting Result
33–35 2015 UNM, 38–28

UTSA–New Mexico BowlEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Roadrunners 3 3 0 14 20
Lobos 7 3 6 7 23
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–1 2014 UNM, 21–9

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.abqjournal.com/857890/lobo-football-team-holds-off-san-jose-state.html
  2. ^ "2016 New Mexico Lobos Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved March 13, 2016.