New Mexico by the numbers

Fifteen statistical tidbits on the New Mexico Lobo football team.

2 - The number of times Oregon State and New Mexico have met.  Oregon State beat New Mexico 28-20 in 2000 while UNM defeated OSU 35-16 in 1979.  Both contests took place in Albuquerque.

3 - The number of players on the Lobo roster that are from the Northwest.  All of them are listed as quarterbacks: Casey Kelly from Oregon, Tali Ena from Washington, and Travis Elisara from Washington.

4 - The national rank of the Lobo's rushing defense (80.4 ypg).

5 - The number of years (1991-95) current UNM head coach Rocky Long spent at Oregon State as the Beavers' defensive coordinator under Jerry Pettibone.

6 - The number of prognosticators on that picked Oregon State to defeat New Mexico in the Las Vegas Bowl.

7 - The number of bowl games UNM has participated in.  The Lobos hold a 2-4-1 postseason record and are appearing in back to back bowl games for the first time since the 1945-46 seasons.

8 - The number of games the Lobos won in 2003.  They defeated their last seven of eight opponents to finish 5-2 in conference play.

9 - The number of 100-yard rushing games running back DonTrell Moore had during the 2003 season.  His best game came against Colorado State when he ran for 242 yards on 34 carries for three touchdowns.  Moore leads the MWC in rushing (119.8 ypg), all-purpose yards (134.8 ypg) and scoring (10.5 ppg).

11 - The national rank of the UNM rushing offense (227 ypg).

13 - The number of Lobo players who made All-MWC Teams.  Seven players made the first team while six made the second team.  (First team offense:  RB DonTrell Moore, OL Jason Lenzmeier, OL Claude Terrell, OL Ryan Cook, PK Wes Zunker | First team defense:  DL D.J. Renteria, DB Brandon Ratcliff)

15 - The amount of points the New Mexico defense gave up during the final two games of the season.  The Red Menace defense yielded just 395 against Air Force and Wyoming.

42 - The number of years since UNM has won a bowl game.  Their last victory came in 1961 against Western Michigan in the Aviation Bowl.

49 - The number of times the Lobos have made it into the redzone this year.  They converted 45 of those times (91.8%), while scoring touchdowns on 31 of the occasions.

95 - The number of times UNM has played a Pac-10 opponent.  The Lobos have won only 24 of the contests and have only faced Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon State, and UCLA from the conference of champions.

320 - The average weight of the Red Menace's starting offensive linemen.  Three of the starters made the All-MWC first team.

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