UNM Football: Lobos look to end losing streak against Hawaii on Saturday

The University of New Mexico Lobos football season has become that of a Broadway show with the recent theatrics that has surfaced in Sheriron Jones and a four-game losing streak. UNM managed to score only 10 points against Wyoming at War Memorial Stadium in Laramie, Wyoming, as they lost 23-10. With a 2-5 record on the season, the Lobos must win their next four of five games to meet the six-game requirement to be bowl eligible.

UNM’s struggles have not necessarily been on the defensive end, as they only allowed 86 passing yards against Wyoming, though it is scoring points. A lot of points. The only two games where the Lobos have outscored its opponents were against NMSU (thee) and Sam Houston State (eight) – despite the fact giving up 52 and 31 points.

The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors are coming into Dreamstyle Stadium with a 4-3 record on the season, having lost two games in a row. The Rainbow Warriors do not hesitate to throw the ball as six out of the seven games played averaged 300-yards passing. With head coach Bob Davie’s young defense holding its own, the offense must ignite a spark plug in order to outscore Hawaii or keep the game within reach.

During the weekly media luncheon on Tuesday, Davie announced that senior quarterback Sheriron Jones was indefinitely suspended by the team this week. Jones has been accused of indecent exposure near the Cornell Parking Structure on October 18.

Despite the current allegations being made on Jones, the players and coaching staff must remain focused and earn a win against Hawaii.
With Tevaka Tuioti given the starting quarterback position once more, Davie is confident that Tuioti can bring the offense back on track and have a high-performing game as he did against NMSU.

“We are a different quarterback with Tevaka in there,” Davie said. “We become more explosive, and he has another opportunity. Tevaka needs to play as well and as consistent as Tevaka can play.”

Keys of the game for UNM are forcing Hawaii to turn the ball over as the Rainbow Warriors have averaged 35.4 points a game and scored in 24 of 28 quarters this season.

The game is set to kickoff at 2 p.m. (MST) with live coverage on Spectrum/MW Network