Can’t make it to Laramie? This should help
LARAMIE — The last time the Pokes and Lobos met, it was more like a track meet than a football game.
Wyoming was competing in the event. New Mexico was just a bystander.
Led by Xazavian Valladay's career-best 192 yards rushing, Wyoming hammered the Lobos in the 2018 season finale in Albuquerque, 31-3. The Cowboys offense racked up 366 rushing yards, including 142 from Nico Evans.
Wyoming, you might painfully recall, has been on the other side of this track meet, too.
In the 2016 meeting, the Lobos gashed the Cowboys for 568 yards on the ground in just 46 carries. For you math whizzes out there, that's an eye-popping 12.3 yards per carry. New Mexico rolled to the 56-35 victory.
Let’s take a look at some fun facts about the visitors.
Elyse Sewell, of America's Next Top Model fame, is a Lobo. So is professional wrestler, Eddie Guerrero. Hank Baskett played football in Albuquerque but is better known for his role on reality television series, Kendra.
UNM grad Brian Levant was a writer for the television show, The Jeffersons. He also directed films: Beethoven, The Flintstones, Jingle all the way and Are we there yet? Place kicker, Katie Hnida, was the first female to score in a Division-I football game for the Lobos.
New Mexico has had its fair share of standout athletes, too: Brian Urlacher, Luc Longley, Michael Cooper, Rocky Long, Danny Granger, Terance Mathis, Kenny Thomas and Don Perkins.
Here’s all the information you need about Saturday’s game:
WHO: New Mexico (2-4, 0-2) at Wyoming (4-2, 1-1)
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 19 at 1:00 p.m. MST
WEATHER: High of 54, low of 27 – partly sunny
WHERE: War Memorial Stadium, Laramie, Wyo.
TV: AT&T Sportsnet Rocky Mountain (Channel 414 on Dish Network, 683 on DirecTV)
RADIO: Wyoming affiliates
STREAMING: AT&T Sportsnet Rocky Mountain
BOX SCORE: ESPN
ROSTERS: Wyoming / New Mexico
VEGAS ODDS: Wyoming -19, O/U 48.5
HISTORY: Wyoming is 37-34 in the series (Last meeting: 31-3 UW in 2018)
HEAD COACHES:Craig Bohl / Bob Davie
ALL-TIME RECORDS: Wyoming / New Mexico