New Mexico Lobos: CFN College Football Preview 2021

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New Mexico Lobos: CFN College Football Preview 2021

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New Mexico Lobos: CFN College Football Preview 2021


New Mexico Lobos College Football Preview 2021: Top Players

Best New Mexico Lobos Offensive Player

RB Bobby Cole, Sr.
Cole found a role late in his sophomore season as he closed out with good production over his final three games – he averaged seven yards per carry on the season with two scores – and he finished strong again as a junior.

It took a little while to get going – he didn’t get the ball enough – but it’s no coincidence that the two wins came when he was on, running for 131 yards against Wyoming – with 53 yards and a score on two catches – and 138 yards and three scores against Fresno State.

2. QB Terry Wilson, Sr.
3. C Jake Stapley Sr,
4. WR Mannie Logan-Greene, Sr.
5. OT Cade Briggs, Jr.

Best New Mexico Lobos Defensive Player

DE Joey Noble, Sr.
Part linebacker, part defensive end, the 6-4, 250-pound Noble came in from the JUCO ranks and had a decent first year in the rotation, and last season he took off with 40 tackles with four sacks and five tackles for loss. The team needs him to be a pass rusher, but he’s solid as a volume tackler with two double-digit stop games last year.

2. S Jerrick Reed, Sr.
3. S Tavian Combs, Soph.
4. LB Devin Sanders, Sr.
5. DT Ben Gansallo, Sr.

Top Incoming New Mexico Lobos Transfer

QB Terry Wilson, Sr.
The New Mexico quarterback situation was already going to be okay before landing the former Kentucky starter from the transfer portal.

The 6-3, 200-pounder ran for over 1,000 yards with ten scores for the Wildcats – missing most of the 2019 season with a knee injury – and hit 65% of his passes for almost 3,500 yards and 20 touchdowns. He might not be a big-time downfield passer, but he’s got 25 games of SEC-caliber experience – he knows what he’s doing.

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