New Mexico tried to do everything they could to keep the Bears in the game, leading only 7-0 at the half, it could have been at least 17-0, possibly worse. Aaron Karas started the game and played into the third quarter. He couldn't move the offense with any consistency. Enter Greg Cicero. Fans listening to the game on the internet felt like he would get buried by the blitz, but he seemed to fare a bit better than Aaron Karas did, but if so, only a little bit. It was still "stagnation" as far as moving the football was concerned.
To me, this was an upset. I mean, with as many mistakes as UNM was making, plus the fact they lost "all-everything" running back Quincy Wright in the first quarter, Baylor had every chance to take the game away from the Lobos, but couldn't muster enough offense to threaten them. Whenever they got the smallest amount of success, an inopportune penalty would slam the door of opportunity into their collective faces. It was not pretty - no, I can go further than that, it was ugly.
So, what now? Where do we go from here? What's going to happen now? I am sure teams like Colorado, Nebraska, and others who got "surprised" today are asking themselves the same questions, however, their problems are not ours and our problems are not theirs. Solutions are like guesses, except that everyone with a solution believes they have the right one.
I do know this - there are a certain number of games that need to be won this season. The more non-conference games that are lost only indicate a bigger number of conference games that must be won in their place. I personally believe that "magic number" is now at three conference wins, but then, just like most, I am only guessing, too.