New Mexico Lobos

2016 Schedule
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Stadium: University Stadium
Capacity: 39,224
Mascot: Lobo Louie & Lobo Lucy
Conference: Mountain West

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    1. Shep
      October 15, 2015 at 1:55 pm

      Well expect lots of elementary and middle schools in the area to be in attendance for this one

    2. Evan
      October 15, 2015 at 2:02 pm

      Great! Now let’s move the actual Cotton Bowl game back to Fair Park.

    3. Tip
      October 15, 2015 at 11:22 pm

      I vote bringing Texas Jam and the Crossroads Guitar Fest back to the Cotton Bowl.

    4. Kyle
      October 21, 2015 at 2:50 pm

      This is cool. My friend went to the Army La Tech game a few years back when they did this during the fair. Will this game be added to the neutral site game thread?

    1. james
      August 13, 2015 at 11:59 am

      notre dame should just join the acc

    2. MJB (@mjbx101)
      September 9, 2015 at 1:00 pm

      Gonna guess that ND’s 12th game in 2019 will be a “Shamrock Series” game played in Texas, and let’s guess Air Force as the opponent.

    3. d.r. green
      November 6, 2015 at 4:33 pm

      At last. New Mexico football will get the attention many New Mexicans think it deserves, by playing a high caliber Notre Dame team in Notre Dame Stadium in 2019. Of course, most of those cheering Lobo fans might be torn, between rooting for a UNM team that won’t have a chance, and for a Fighting Irish squad which will likely blow UNM out. Hopefully UNM will put the $1.1 million it receives as a guaranteed payment for the game to good use, and Bob Davie won’t be coaching New Mexico in 2019, and offer his excuses for his team’s poor performance,

    4. Craig wells
      November 28, 2015 at 8:00 pm

      Notre dame will not play anyone in the sec because they will lose. They need to stop playing the high school teams, and play the top schools

      • Bryan
        November 30, 2015 at 11:12 am

        Craig. I guess you didn’t read the entire article since it says they will also travel to face Georgia.

      • Johnny Turtle
        November 30, 2015 at 8:15 pm

        Like they lost to LSU in the bowl game last year? BTW, Dumb$ass, ND has the 9th strongest schedule in the FBS this year. Of course, I know that facts don’t matter to haters – only hate matters.

      • Sks
        December 20, 2015 at 10:13 pm

        Amen Craig. One more thing. If ND only had some academic /character standards… Few suspensions recently!!

        Before you reply back. FEAR THE TREE. That’s a real institution

        Go Stanford!

      • Steven (@dspesh1)
        December 22, 2015 at 2:59 pm

        Wow! Because the SEC teams don’t play high school teams?

      • M Tek
        January 12, 2016 at 10:54 am

        They wanted to play an FCS school like Georgia Southern or Coastal Carolina but those teams are booked playing the SEC schools

      • Chris
        February 25, 2016 at 10:36 pm

        they actually play Georgia and year over year have an average tougher schedule then most SEC teams. I respect the SEC its a tough conference and most of their fans know football.
        NCAA College Football Strength of Schedule Rankings & Ratings

        More Rankings…
        Home Advantage: +3.5
        Rank Team Rating High Low Last
        1 Alabama (14-1) 12.6 1 20 2
        2 Oklahoma (11-2) 11.1 1 73 1
        3 Mississippi (10-3) 10.5 2 71 4
        4 Clemson (14-1) 10.3 4 83 15
        5 LSU (9-3) 10.1 2 30 5
        6 USC (8-6) 9.9 3 74 3
        7 Arkansas (8-5) 9.9 1 75 6
        8 Notre Dame (10-3) 9.3 4 45 8

    5. JM
      January 3, 2016 at 9:01 pm

      New Mexico is going to go in there and win. These kids have started to turn this program around and many of them are from New Mexico a state that doesn’t turn out many D1 players. This win is going to change that. To steal a quote from Holtz, ” they put their pants on same way we do.”

      • anthony
        January 14, 2016 at 1:52 am

        I love Notre dame ,but to play the lobos makes me sad who are the lobos ? we need to play michigan love those games dame wake up the echoes not put them to sleep

    6. JM
      January 30, 2016 at 1:40 am

      Anthony you will find out who they are just like everyone else when the time comes.

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    1. DJ
      March 2, 2015 at 4:24 pm

      SDSU still doesn’t have 12 games on their 2015 schedule? What is going on there….

      • Kevin Kelley
        March 2, 2015 at 4:41 pm

        Still looking for game, will likely be FCS

      • Freddie
        March 4, 2015 at 12:44 pm

        San Diego State is the last FBS program still working to complete their 2015 schedule. Why are the Aztecs having such an issue? Multiple FCS programs would love a guarantee game and are open to playing two or three FBS programs in a season.

        Or is San Diego State having funding issues and cannot afford to pay for a guarantee game?

    2. Evan
      March 2, 2015 at 5:18 pm

      Why isn’t the final week: Fres St @ SJSU, CSU@ Wyo, AF @ UNM, Nev @ SDSU, BSU@ UNLV. They should have BSU and Nevada play every year because that’s a longtime rivalry, probably bigger for Nevada than UNLV.

    3. Dave
      March 2, 2015 at 6:14 pm

      The MWC has 22 games scheduled against Power 5 teams in 2015. In 2013 they were 1-20; last year they picked up 3 wins beating Colorado, Wake Forest and Washington State. Can they win 5 this season-or would that be asking too much?

    4. MrVandy212
      March 2, 2015 at 6:14 pm

      I agree it should be rivalries, but the pairings should be:
      Colorado St.-Wyoming
      Air Force-New Mexico
      Utah St.-Boise St.
      Fresno St.-San Jose St.
      Hawaii-San Diego St.

      It also keeps it in division.

      • Evan
        March 3, 2015 at 2:33 am

        It probably would be that but USU and Hawaii are playing non conference games that weekend, so it messes things up.

      • @dbrunstheworld
        March 3, 2015 at 10:28 am

        The MWC let BYU get USU for the final week 2015 and 2016 in exchange for BYU letting USU out of a 2 for 1 deal. No hassle for the MWC, Hawaii appears to have been granted the right to schedule non-conference the closing week.

      • Dave
        March 12, 2015 at 1:42 pm

        Rivalries are good, AF vs CSU is Good but the big Rivalries with AF are non conference, Navy & Army. As a person setting in the stadium, a Sat game is my biggest desire & need. Friday & Thursday games are 90% of time unable to attend. I know TV & MWConf wants the money but empty stands are not good. I can’t even give away my Thur games.

    5. Stuart
      March 3, 2015 at 3:44 pm

      I like SJSU’s schedule. We have rivals Fresno State, San Diego State at home, plus BYU and Boise State. These will really help attendance.

      But this has problems. SJSU should host SDSU one year, Fresno State the next year to help build consistency in attendance and interest. Also Fresno State and SJSU should be playing the last week or the next to last week every year. Same for Colorado State-Wyoming.

      Building rivalries is key. So they should set up last weekend rivalries. They also should allow schools to have one permanent cross rival. Nevada-Boise State is an obvious one.

      It would have been better is the MWC divided by “old” and “new” (WAC), as that would have preserved rivalries.

      West: Hawaii, Fresno St, San Jose St, Nevada, Utah St, Boise St
      Mountain: San Diego St, UNLV, New Mexico, Colorado St, Wyoming, Air Force

      You’d probably want SDSU-Hawaii (reduce travel) and UNLV-Nevada as built in cross rivals in that setup.

      Whatever. The MWC clearly has not thought much about building rivalries. But I think they are critical to survival at the G5 level, to built interest without a chance at the Playoffs.

    6. jinzo
      March 4, 2015 at 9:10 pm

      San Jose State is going to struggle this year on run defense again..our defensive lineman are once again in the 260-270 range and that ain’t going to get it done. Just hope there is enough balance on offense to keep the defense off the field.

    1. Ricky W
      October 20, 2014 at 8:43 pm

      Why were the Lobos unable to schedule the two Montana schools or Northern Colorado from the Big Sky? Price too high?

    2. Ricky W
      October 20, 2014 at 8:54 pm

      North Dakota State needs a FBS opponent for 2015. The Bison have a 9/26 opening. Or is everyone afraid to play the Bison? Even if it is a home game.

      Maybe Air Force?

    3. Steve Young
      November 28, 2015 at 7:01 pm

      Incarnate Word? Aren’t they in the same conference as the United Sisters of the Poor? What are we talking about here? I’ve heard of scheduling patsy’s but Incarnate Word – riduculous!!

    Rutgers finalizes 2016 Football Schedule

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    1. Bill
      October 8, 2014 at 7:20 pm

      How come no quality non league games? Howard and New Mexico-how weak can you schedule? Washington-they’ve been a non factor since Don James quit 21 years ago. Add in Indiana and Minnesota and there are 4 cream puffs on the schedule. What about a decent Big12, SEC or ACC team to generate some fan interest?

      • Rich
        October 8, 2014 at 11:09 pm

        Flying across the country to play UW is a good challenge. Your comment that the huskies have not been a factor since Don James is not accurate , they finish 2000 as the number 3 team in the nation and were the only team to beat Miami that year. Rutgers put together a good schedule ; a power five game on the road, a mid major, and a fcs plus nine conference games.
        It’s time all the conferences went to a nine game schedule.

      • Matt
        October 9, 2014 at 6:51 am

        Washington and Rutgers are pretty comparable; mid-level Power 5 teams that contend for bowls. Teams like Rutgers should not be scheduling for the college football playoff. They should schedule to entertain their fans and get enough wins to go bowling. This schedule does just that with very winnable non-conference games and a road trip against a P5 school.

      • Jeff
        October 9, 2014 at 3:37 pm

        Bill, you’re almost on target, but maybe a little off as well. I look at the schedule Rutgers has put forth and see a good schedule. They have nine conference games, they play a Power-5 conference team on the road, and have two home games with only one being a FCS. It’s a good model of how maybe the SEC should look at scheduling.opposed to their weak non-conference agenda and how they fix & move their conference schedule around with match-ups and open dates prior to any “big” opponent game. To say a “Miinesota” or “Indiana” are cream puffs in 2016 shows a sign of nonsense on your part, you could have thrown in a “Michigan” and “Illinois” for that matter.

      • Frank
        October 9, 2014 at 8:20 pm

        Rutgers was scheduled to open the season at the Rose Bowl with UCLA. The game was moved to 2020 at the request of UCLA so that they could play a bationally televised game. Washington is a good subsitute and will be a real challenge.

      • Bill
        October 10, 2014 at 5:38 pm

        Hello, Rich

        One championship season in the last 22 years does not make Washington anything more than a mid level P5 team. Indiana is a cream puff and has done nothing since a 1967 Rose Bowl visit. Illinois is consistently weak, Minnesota is 52 years removed from a Rose Bowl visit. Purdue is a regular loser to everybody including MAC opponents. Michigan is starting to build a resume of ineptitude.

        I guess Washington is as good as you can do since Rutgers couldn’t even beat Fresno St. during their recent series. Rutgers is the only P5 non league opponent Washington is scheduled to play until 2020-just look @ their schedule of Portland St, North Dakota, Sacramento St, Nevada, Utah St, and multiple games with Montana and Idaho. Too bad for Husky fans that Rutgers is as good as it gets until a 2020 visit by Michigan.

        It looks like a case of the bland vs. the bland hoping to win 7 games and go to a minor bowl (now that we 40 of them) against another mid level team in a Christmas week game played in front of a half empty stadium.

    2. G of F
      October 8, 2014 at 7:35 pm

      Rutgers fans are not interested in Penn State, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State? They don’t want to travel to Seattle and watch a Washington team that has been a greater factor than Rutgers in the recent past? I would think a nine game B1G and Washington schedule is far better than anything Rutgers had in the Big East/American.

      • David
        October 12, 2014 at 11:46 pm

        Exactly right. This B1G schedule is far and above any BE or American schedule could ever be. Plus, the four “flying” road trips to Seattle, Columbus, Lansing, and Minneapolis are each very reasonable flights for fans as to cost and accessibility. One could argue driving over I-78 to 76 to 70 to Columbus is a decent driving road trip… and the game at College Park, Maryland is an easy trip. Everything else is a home game. In the American, they’d be flying to places like Greenville, NC; Hattiesburg, MS, Tulsa, OK, etc.

      • john tomo
        January 10, 2015 at 3:46 pm

        A good RU schedule will include any teams that produce 9-10 wins. We shouldn’t expect more and should be happy with those results. This year’s results were alot better than expected.

    3. Ricky W
      October 8, 2014 at 10:54 pm

      Numerous power conference programs dream of achieving the balanced non-conference schedules which Rutgers has put together including home-and-homes with UCLA, Miami FL and Washington.

      And good job renewing the Temple rivalry and getting New Mexico to visit for a single game

    4. Dave
      October 9, 2014 at 2:01 am

      Other than Ron Howard U., there is nothing wrong with this schedule. RU only controls 3 games AND the game with UW is a major challenge that RU should be complimented on. Plus, UW is a wonderful locale for RU fans, but they were just in Seattle this season.

    5. Al Fat
      October 9, 2014 at 8:08 am

      This is not accurate, how to we play the same BiG teams at home 2 seasons in a row? same with road games?

    6. Dan Fahmy
      October 9, 2014 at 1:07 pm

      RUTGERS plays for championships. Do you understand me?

    7. Weenis Minimus
      October 9, 2014 at 4:31 pm

      That’s good

    8. RUinOhio
      October 27, 2014 at 10:38 am

      NINE league games, and after the brutal 2014 and 2015 schedules, this schedule is more than fine. Washington is a replacement for UCLA, more than adequate.

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