Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Season Preview: New Mexico

Week Three:

Saturday September 13, 2008

The University of Arizona Wildcats versus the University of New Mexico Lobos

University Stadium, Albuquerque, New Mexico TBA

New Mexico Facts: Head coach Rocky Long has gotten New Mexico to five bowl games in seven years. They play in the Mountain West Conference. In 2007 they won there first bowl game since 1961, they lost four bowl appearances in the 2000s. Arizona and New Mexico are old time rivals, this is the 66th time they have played. Arizona is 43-19-3 against the Lobos.

Good Cat News: Arizona should be fired up after the way this game went last year. The loss, caused in part to actions by head coach Mike Stoops, more or less derailed the rest of the season for the Cats. This New Mexico team should not be as good as last years, while this years Arizona team should be better. That should make a difference.

Bad Cat News: This is the type of game that, for whatever reason, Mike Stoops has lost since he got to Tucson. Arizona has lost 5 of the last 6 games against Mountain West teams-the only win was on a last secound field goal over BYU in 2006. This is the first "uh oh" game of the year. Arizona B game losses to New Mexico's A game. So you best bring it all.

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