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1923 New Mexico Lobos football
ConferenceIndependent
1923 record3–5
Head coachRoy W. Johnson (4th season)
CaptainOgle Jones
Home stadiumVarsity field
Seasons
← 1922
1924 →

The 1923 New Mexico Lobos football team represented the University of New Mexico as an independent during the 1923 college football season. In their fourth season under head coach Roy W. Johnson, the Lobos compiled a 3–5 record.[1]

Halfback Ogle Jones was the team captain.[1][2] Jones played for the Lobos from 1921 to 1924 and was recognized in 1949 as "the greatest football player who ever performed for the honor and glory of the University of New Mexico."[3]

The team's tallies of 82 points against [[{{{school}}}|New Mexico Normal]] on September 29 and 75 points against Montezuma College on October 15 ranked at the time as second and third highest point totals in school history – trailing only the 108 points scored in 1916 against Arizona State Teachers College at Flagstaff.[4]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultSource
September 29[[{{{school}}}|New Mexico Normal]]
W 82–7[5]
October 6at DenverDenver, COL 7–10[6]
October 15Montezuma College
  • Varsity field
  • Albuquerque,NM
W 75–6[7]
October 20at West Texas StateCanyon, TXL 8–21
October 27at Texas MinesEl Paso, TXW 3–0[8]
November 3Arizona
  • Varsity field
  • Albuquerque,NM (rivalry)
L 7–14[9]
November 17New Mexico A&M
  • Varsity field
  • Albuquerque,NM (rivalry)
L 3–6[10]
November 29Montana State
  • Varsity field
  • Albuquerque,NM
L 7–34[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "2018 New Mexico Football Media Guide". University of New Mexico. 2018. p. 139. https://s3.amazonaws.com/sidearm.sites/unm.sidearmsports.com/documents/2018/8/30/2018_Media_Guide.pdf. Retrieved November 9, 2018.
  2. "Ogle Jones Is Elected Capt. of Lobo Team". Albuquerque Journal: p. 7. December 15, 1922. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/25340135/ogle_jones_is_elected_capt_of_lobo_team/.
  3. "Angle Shots". Albuquerque Journal: p. 6. January 4, 1949. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/8693458/albuquerque_journal/.
  4. 2018 Media Guide, p. 108.
  5. "Lobos Slaughter Normal by Score of 82 to 7; Visitors Game but Play Ragged Ball". Albuquerque Journal: p. 5. September 30, 1923. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/25333688/lobos_slaughter_normal_by_score_of_82/.
  6. "Denver Varsity Defeats Lobos; Score Is 10-7". Albuquerque Journal: p. 1. October 7, 1923. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/25340247/denver_varsity_defeats_lobos_score_is/.
  7. "Lobos Trounce Mountaineers; Score 75 to 6". Albuquerque Journal: p. 7. October 16, 1923. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/25333809/lobos_trounce_mountaineers_score_75_to/.
  8. "Ogle Jones Shows in Great Form and Lobos Defeat Texas Miners by 3-0 Score". The El Paso Times: p. 10. October 28, 1923. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/27007758/ogle_jones_shows_in_great_form_and/.
  9. "Wildcats Take 14 to 7 Victory From Lobos in Bitterly Fought Game". Albuquerque Morning Journal: p. 4. November 4, 1923. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/24260953/wildcats_take_14_to_7_victory_from/.
  10. "Aggies Defeat Lobos, 6-3, in a Bitterly Fought Game". Albuquerque Journal: p. 1. November 18, 1923. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/25333920/aggies_defeat_lobos_63_in_a_bitterly/.
  11. "Montana Backs Prove Too Fast for Lobo Team; Score, 34 to 7". Albuquerque Journal: p. 1. November 30, 1923. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/25339831/montana_backs_prove_too_fast_for_lobo/.
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