New Mexico Lobos College Football Preview 2021: What Will Happen, Season Prediction
Well that wasn’t easy for first year head coach Danny Gonzales.
After a cancellation against Colorado State, the Lobos didn’t get to start their season until Halloween. To crank up the degree of difficulty that much more, none of their seven games were at home thanks to New Mexico state restrictions.
So they not only began the 2020 campaign with a road trip to San Jose, they took a flight to Honolulu, followed it up their first non-away opener – neutral site to you and me – in Las Vegas against Nevada before traveling six days later to Colorado Springs and six days after that to Logan, Utah and …
They can be forgiven if they weren’t exactly consistent in the first five games with a new coaching staff.
All of a sudden, though, things started to click with two wins in Las Vegas to close out the season of adversity.
Set The New Mexico Lobos Regular Season Win Total At … 5.5
Through it all, Gonzales now has a well-traveled, battle-hardened team – at least that’s the hope – that gets to enjoy a few real live home games. There’s experience, a good offense, and enough in place to make the idea of a winning season for the first time since 2016 not all that crazy.
The offense was and will be fun, the defense can’t help but be better, and best of all there’s no Nevada, San Jose State or Hawaii on the schedule.
There are trips, though, to Texas A&M, San Diego State, Fresno State and Boise State – be stunned if that’s anything less than an 0-4 clip – to go along with a few tough home games, but the dates in Albuquerque are all winnable.
For the New Mexico football program, and the rest of the world, 2021 should be a whole lot easier to handle.
After all of that, the Lobos could be ready to break out.