Perhaps, with all these other teams on the list, it was leading to a team like this. The Lobos are so shockingly awful it’s hard to imagine just three seasons ago they won nine games.
In the late 1920’s it was said that some filmmakers making experimental films packed their pockets with rocks and stones in case the audience attacked them when making appearances at initial screenings.
Mike Locksley, coach and director of the Lobo Horror Show, may be advised to use the same precautions.
Fans in Albuquerque didn’t think things could get much worse when acts one through three saw the Lobos lose by scores of 72-0, 52-17, and 56-14.
They were wrong.
With a trip to in-state rival New Mexico State in the cards two weeks ago, presenting the Lobos best hope to taste victory this season, the Lobos lost when the Aggies booted a field goal with a less than two minutes to go for a 16-14 edge. Of course the Aggies where aided when New Mexico quarterback Stump Godfrey fumbled at his own 44-yard line allowing the winning drive.
The Aggies previous score occurred in the second quarter, when after getting stuffed, they punted. New Mexico promptly muffed the punt and the Aggies recovered the ball in the end zone to bring the score to 14-13.
The Lobos have since added a loss to San Diego State, a 30-20 margin that may be considered progress. Their previous coach, Rocky Long who left the University on rocky terms, now serves as the Aztecs Defensive Coordinator.
The Lobos currently rank fourth to last in the FBS in scoring offense (on a per game average) and dead last in scoring defense. Locksley finished 1-11 last year and may be lucky to avoid posting a donut in the win column this year.
“2010 Lobo Horror Show: Part Eight at Colorado State” takes place next weekend, but don’t rush to Fort Collins…unless you have a strong stomach.