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ASU Football: First look at New Mexico

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What do the Lobos bring to the table?

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Now that a new week has started, it is time to look ahead to ASU's next opponent. This week, the Sun Devils will face New Mexico, from the Mountain West Conference. Here is your first look at the Lobos.

Head Coach - Bob Davie

Bob Davie returns for his fourth season at the helm of New Mexico. He is 11-26 in three seasons in Albuquerque, including a 4-8 record in 2014. Davie was the head coach at Notre Dame from 1997-2001, accumulating a 35-25 record, winning nine games 1998 and 2000.

Davie comes from a defensive background, serving as the defensive coordinator at Notre Dame (1994-1996) and Texas A&M (1989-1993) prior to his head coaching ventures.

2015 Results

The Lobos started the season off with a 66-0 thrashing of Mississippi Valley State. As usual, New Mexico was powered by their triple option attack, rushing for 339 yards and eight touchdowns. Somewhat surprising was how well New Mexico threw the football, Lamar Jordan went 7-for-7 for 103 yards and as a team, the Lobos went 12-for-19 through the air for 172 yards.

This past weekend, New Mexico fell 40-21 at home to Tulsa. The New Mexico defense surrendered 600 yards and the Lobos as a team committed 14 penalties against Tulsa. The Golden Hurricane threw for 321 yards and ran it for 279, averaging 4.7 yards per carry against the Lobo defense.

New Mexico rushed 47 times for 224 yards against Tulsa. Jordan threw the ball for 102 yards with a touchdown and an interception.

Key Players

QB Lamar Jordan - New Mexico's signal caller has been very efficient in the passing game, going 14-for-20 for 205 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Jackson is also averaging 6.7 yards per carry and has a 28-yard touchdown run this season. New Mexico will throw the ball more than Cal Poly did, and Jackson is the player in control of the offense.

RB Jhurell Pressley - The senior running back tallied 53 yards and a touchdown in last year's matchup with Arizona State. Pressley leads New Mexico with 21 carries in 2015, however he is averaging just 4.2 yards per carry, which is the lowest of any player on the team with more than six carries.

WR Dameon Gamblin - The Lobos have completed 23 passes in their first two games, and Gamblin has 11 of those receptions. The junior wideout has amassed 176 receiving yards and has caught New Mexico's only touchdown through the air. No other Lobo wide receiver has more than 39 receiving yards.