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New Mexico HC Bob Davie said that he expects that redshirt sophomore RB Tyrone Owens (foot) should be able to play in the New Mexico Bowl against UTSA.

The Lobos will be playing in one of the earlier bowl contests this month, but even that December 17 kickoff should allow Owens the requisite time to heal up from a foot injury which prevented him from playing in last weekend's regular-season finale against Wyoming. In 11 games this year, the 5-foot-9, 187-pound redshirt sophomore has rushed for 1,084 yards (at a stellar 8.1 YPC clip) and seven touchdowns.
Dec 5 - 4:58 PM

New Mexico senior RB Teriyon Gipson rushed for 140 yards and a touchdown on nine carries in Saturday's 45-40 win over Air Force.

The Lobos offered up two phenomenal rushing performances in this one. Gipson finished with 140 yards on the ground while Tyrone Owens was hot on his heels with 125 yards of his own. For his part, the 5-foot-7, 168-pound Gipson averaged 15.5 YPC. His touchdown came on a 60-yard flash to glory with 9:31 remaining in the first quarter. He sat out New Mexico's loss to BSU last weekend due to a hamstring injury, but showed no signs of any hampering on Saturday. He has surpassed 100 yards rushing in three of four games played to date.
Oct 15 - 7:26 PM

New Mexico head coach Bob Davie says he will handle senior RB Teriyon Gipson's discipline internally.

Gipson, who missed the last game due to a concussion, is expected to return following the bye week against San Jose State. Arrested in January for marijuana possession and unlawful possession of a firearm, Gipson kept the news from the coaching staff. They found out last week. And the Albuquerque Journal found out that Gipson had eight outstanding warrants for traffic citations and failure to report in court. The gun charge was dropped. Gipson has a court date set for October 27 on the marijuana charge.
Source: krqe.com
Sep 23 - 7:17 PM

New Mexico senior RB Teriyon Gipson will face disciplinary action in relation to a January arrest on misdemeanor gun and marijuana possession charges

"The kid thought that because it was a misdemeanor it would just disappear and they chose to go that path rather than get us in on it right away," said HC Bob Davie, who only recently found out about the arrest. Gipson's weapons charge has been dropped, with the marijuana charge still pending. Discipline from the team has yet to be sorted out. Independent of this case, the 5-foot-7, 168-pound senior was already expected to miss this weekend's contest with Rutgers after suffering a head injury against New Mexico State on Saturday.
Source: kob.com
Sep 15 - 2:10 PM

New Mexico senior RB Teriyon Gipson has been ruled out for Saturday's game against Rutgers due to a head injury.

Gipson suffered the head injury in Saturday's loss to New Mexico State. The 5-foot-7, 168-pounder has accumulated 243 yards rushing and four touchdowns through two games. Much of that came in a superlative 181-yard performance against South Dakota in the season-opener. Tyrone Owens figures to see the majority of carries in Gipson's absence.
Sep 12 - 2:16 PM

New Mexico senior RB Teriyon Gipson destroyed South Dakota in Thursday's 48-21 win, rushing for 181 yards and two touchdowns on just eight carries.

Gipson was clearly ready to rock and/or roll for the start of the 2016 campaign. He jumped out of the gates on Thursday, scoring on a 75-yard scamper for his first carry, then besting even that on his second carry by bursting for an 84-yard touchdown run. Between the two teams, the first quarter saw four touchdown runs -- all of 40 yards or longer. The 5-foot-7, 168-pound Gipson has rushed for at least 800 yards in each of the past two seasons. He has already accumulated almost a quarter of that mark one game into the 2016 season. Not too shabby. He will try for similar results against in-state rival New Mexico State next time the Lobos take the field.
Sep 2 - 1:18 PM

New Mexico OL coach Jason Lenzmeier resigned from his post.

Per a statement from HC Bob Davie, Lenzmeier will be heading into the private sector, as he would like to spend more time with his family. "We appreciate all that he has done for New Mexico Football and wish he and his family well," Davie said. Lenzmeier has now played out two stints with the Lobos. He initially served as OL coach from 2006-2008, then accepted the same position with New Mexico State in 2009. He stuck there until 2011, when Bob Davie was hired as New Mexico's head coach. Davie made Lenzmeier his first staff hire, a sign of the respect he has for the 35-year-old.
Jul 8 - 2:02 PM

Vikings signed New Mexico RB Jhurell Pressley.

Pressley (5'10/206) was a human highlight reel in New Mexico's ground attack, wrapping his career with a 394/2,725/35 rushing line on an absurd 6.92 yards per carry. Snubbed by the Combine, Pressley put his speed on display at his Pro Day, clocking 4.4-flat and pumping 25 bench-press reps. Pressley played in an option offense at New Mexico and only had 18 career catches, but he's an intriguing flyer based on his big-play running ability.
May 1 - 1:46 AM

NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt sees New Mexico RB Jhurell Pressley as a potential sixth-round selection.

"[During his Pro Day, Pressley] showed outstanding speed (his 40 time would have been the second-best mark at the combine among RBs), quickness and strength," Brandt wrote, adding, "I wouldn't be surprised if some team grabbed him in the sixth round." While the 5-foot-10, 206-pound back blazed his way through the 40-yard dash in 4.38 seconds and 4.41 seconds during his early March Pro Day, only two NFL teams actually sent representatives to the event. Those two clubs were the Cardinals and Panthers -- both teams were among the more attentive squads in making the Pro Day rounds and meeting with prospects over the last month.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 9 - 2:43 PM

NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein expressed dismay at the lack of attention given to New Mexico RB Jhurell Pressley, writing, "It's hard for me to fathom why Pressley is getting very little attention -- even from some teams I've spoken with."

"One would think that an average of 7.8 yards per carry might get a team's attention," Zierlein scoffed, "but some teams might be turned off by the fact that part of the Lobos' offense revolves around an option attack." The 5-foot-10, 206-pounder rushed for 907 yards and scored 11 touchdowns in 2015. He averaged a stupid 9.5 YPC as a redshirt junior the year before. In Zierlein's eyes "Pressley has tremendous juice around the corner and is a competitive runner with good footwork and vision." With just 18 catches under his collegiate belt, he'll have to improve that aspect of his game if he truly wants to make a dent as a change-of-pace third-down back. Zierlein doesn't see that progression as an issue.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 29 - 6:36 PM

New Mexico RB coach Apollo Wright was arrested under suspicion of driving while under the influence.

No specific details have emerged to this point, but Wright told HC Bob Davie of his arrest on Thursday. Davie subsequently released a statement, saying, "Last night one of our assistant football coaches Apollo Wright informed me that he had been arrested for a DUI. This is obviously disappointing and a very serious matter. I will continue to evaluate this as it unfolds." Wright has been coaching up the Lobos' running game since 2013. We'll update this story as information becomes available.
Mar 13 - 12:20 PM

New Mexico RB Jhurell Pressley accepted an invite to the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

Pressley will be one of the more prolific names to play in the annual draft showcase, having scored 35 touchdowns for his career. Over the course of the 2015 campaign, the 5-foot-10, 203-pound redshirt senior rushed for 907 yards (6.2 YPC) and 11 touchdowns. That per carry average is shiny, but even shinier is the 9.5 YPC mark that he notched in 2014.
Jan 17 - 4:41 PM

New Mexico signed HC Bob Davie to a two-year extension.

Davie was already under contract through the 2019 season prior to the extension. Make that 2021, now. He'll also receive a $50,000 bump in annual salary starting July 1. That'll bring his annual number to $422,690. This past season, the Lobos finished 7-6. This might seem relatively unspectacular, but it's their first winning season since 2007. In a statement, Vice President for Athletics Paul Krebs said, "Under the leadership of Coach Davie, our football program has transformed both on and off the field. We have a healthy future for our program, and I’m excited to have Coach Davie lead us."
Jan 11 - 6:37 PM

New Mexico sophomore S Markel Byrd was killed in a single-car accident on Tuesday.

Driving home for the holidays with his girlfriend, the car Byrd was driving suffered a blowout. He and his girlfriend were ejected from the vehicle. Byrd died immediately while his girlfriend is currently listed in critical condition. "This is an absolute tragedy. Markel Byrd was an outstanding person and student-athlete and we will miss him," New Mexico head coach Bob Davie said in the statement. "I was with the family late Tuesday night and obviously they are devastated. Our thoughts and prayers go to them. Markel will forever be a member of our family." Byrd tied for the Lobos lead in interceptions with three this year.
Source: ESPN.com
Wed, Dec 23, 2015 03:40:00 PM

New Mexico redshirt senior RB Jhurell Pressley rushed for 170 yards and three touchdowns on 17 carries in Saturday's 47-35 win over Air Force.

Fantastic work by Pressley, who averaged a mouthwatering 10 YPC in the win. He's posted yardage efforts of 100-plus in two of his last three games while scoring six touchdowns across that span. The 5-foot-10, 203-pound redshirt senior has racked up 846 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns for the 2015 campaign.
Sun, Nov 29, 2015 08:46:00 PM


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