The 2013 Air Force season is rapidly approaching. Between now and fall camp Falcons Report will preview each of the 12 opponents in no particular order. Today we'll look at New Mexico.
Opponent: New Mexico
2012 record: 4-9
# 2012 final Sagarin: 54.98 (No. 145)
Game Date: Nov. 8, 2013
Site: Albuquerque, N.M.; University Stadium (39,224)
Last meeting: 2012; Air Force 28, New Mexico 23
Head coach: Bob Davie (6 years, 39-34)
Offensive starters returning: 5
Defensive starters returning: 3
Special teams starters returning: 1
2012 VITAL STATS OFFENSE
Points scored per game: 25.77 (No. 78 in FBS)
Passing yards per game: 68.85 (No. 119 in FBS)
Rushing yards per game: 301.31 (No. 5 in FBS)
2012 VITAL STATS DEFENSE
Points allowed per game: 30.23 (No. 78 in FBS)
Passing yards allowed per game: 269.23 (No. 103 in FBS)
Rushing yards allowed per game: 174.92 (No. 73 in FBS)
OTHER VITAL STATS
Turnover ratio: 0.85 No. 17 in FBS; Net punting 39.02, No. 24 in FBS; Pass efficiency defense: No. 117 in FBS (156.34)
New Mexico, which was improved under first year head coach Bob Davie, nearly upset the Falcons in Colorado Springs last season. The Lobos, who averaged over 300 yards rushing a game in 2012, lost six starters on offense and eight on defense so whether they can continue their improvement in 2013 remains to be seen. The Lobos do return running back Kasey Carrie who rushed for over 1,400 yards last season along with three starting offensive linemen to block for him. Defensive end Jacori Green (6-3, 272) had five sacks a year ago and picked up six tackles in the game against the Falcons.
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