Crunching the Numbers :: New Mexico Lobos Edition

New Mexico Lobos (0-4, 0-1)



Game Information:
October 3, 2009 :: 2:30 p.m. CST :: Weather: Lubbock, TX
TV: FSN :: Radio: Texas Tech Affiliates :: Game Cast: Fox Sports


TTU Pass Offense
NM Pass Defense
413.50 (3, 1)

216.00 (66, 6)
TTU Rush Offense
NM Rush Defense
62.25 (120, 12)

204.00 (111, 9)
NM Pass Offense
TTU Pass Defense
158.50 (108, 8)

242.75 (89, 11)
NM Rush Offense
TTU Rush Defense
103.50 (100, 8)

103.00 (29, 5)
TTU Scoring Offense
NM Scoring Defense
36.25 (21, 9)

35.50 (111, 9)
NM Scoring Offense
TTU Scoring Defense
11.50 (119, 9)

21.50 (46, 11)

Team Leaders

Passing Taylor Potts :: 146-212 : 1,602 : 13 : 4 Donovan Porterie :: 61-98 : 530 : 1 : 3
Rushing Baron Batch :: 37 : 179 : 3 Demond Dennis :: 42 : 200 : 1
Receiving Lyle Leong :: 21 : 263 : 5 Ty Kirk :: 13 : 152 : 0
Punt Returns Austin Zouzalik :: 5 : 39 : 0 Ian Clark :: 3 : 18 : 0
Kickoff Returns Eric Stephens :: 13 : 329 : 0 Roland Bruno :: 8 : 108 : 0
Tackles Marlon Williams :: 35 Carmen Messina :: 57
Sacks Daniel Howard :: 3.0 : 23 Johnathan Rainey :: 5.5 : 59
Tackles for Loss Marlon Williams :: 5.0 : 14 Johnathan Rainey :: 8.5 : 71
Interceptions LaRon Moore
D.J. Johnson
Will Ford
Marlon Williams :: 1 : 10 : 0
Carmen Messina :: 1 : 0 : 0

Five Initial Thoughts

One :: 6, 10, 13, 17: That's the point totals for the Lobos for their 4 games this season. New Mexico is one of the worst teams in the nation in scoring offense, 119th in the nation. This is a bad offensive team right now and it will be interesting to see how this Texas Tech defense reacts after last week's loss to Houston.

Two :: One Strength: This is really scary, but if you check out the NCAA official page on the Lobos (which is what I use to put together these numbers) they are 100th or worse in just about every category other than Pass Defense, Sacks and Tackles for Loss. The Lobos are actually very good in those respects and I have to wonder if this should be a cause for concern for a passing team.

Three :: Getting Closer: The first 4 games of the Lobos young season have been tough, with a bad loss to TAMU to start the season, but New Mexico played a very close game with their in-state rivals, the New Mexico St. Aggies. The Lobos played a good game, but it appeared that their defense was probably incredibly worn out after the game, being on the field for 37 minutes.

Four :: Not Sure What the Lobos Are: With these numbers, it's tough to tell exactly what the Lobos really are. I'm sure that this is a bad team, and not to pile-on here, with the numbers that I'm looking at, there's not even very much to get excited about, either offensively or defensively and conversely, it makes this weekly article really hard to write.

Five :: Road Games: The TAMU game was the only road game of the year for New Mexico, which they lost 6-41, and even playing at home has been difficult. I would expect a similar result on Saturday and if it's not painfully obvious, and as referenced above, statistically, New Mexico is an awful team and this article is difficult to write.

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