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1927 New Mexico Lobos football
ConferenceIndependent
1927 record8–0–1
Head coachRoy W. Johnson (8th season)
MVPMalcolm Long
CaptainGeard "Rusty" Armstrong
Home stadiumUniversity Field
Seasons
← 1926
1928 →
1927 Western college football independents records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
New Mexico         8 0 1
Arizona         4 2 1
Gonzaga         5 3 1
Santa Clara         5 4 2
Tempe State         2 3 1
Humboldt State         1 2 0

The 1927 New Mexico Lobos football team represented the University of New Mexico as an independent during the 1927 college football season. In their eighth season under head coach Roy W. Johnson, the Lobos compiled an 8–0–1 record, shut out five of nine opponents, and outscored all opponents by a total of 215 to 73.[1]

Two New Mexico players were recognized as first-team players on the 1927 All-Southwest football team selected by Bob Ingram of the El Paso Post: Malcolm Long at quarterback and Bob Crist at end.[2] Long was also selected as the team's most valuable player.[3] Halfback Geard "Rusty" Armstrong from Roswell was the team captain.[1][4]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultSource
October 1[[{{{school}}}|New Mexico Mines]]
W 35–0[5]
October 8Montezuma College
  • University Field
  • Albuquerque, NM
W 47–0[6]
October 15New Mexico Military Institute
  • University Field
  • Albuquerque, NM
W 26–0[7]
October 22at Texas MinesT 6–6[8]
November 5ArizonadaggerAlbuquerque, NM (rivalry)W 7–6[9]
November 11[[{{{school}}}|Arizona State–Flagstaff]]
  • University Field
  • Albuquerque, NM
W 24–7[10]
November 18at New Mexico A&MLas Cruces, NM (rivalry)W 26–9[11]
November 24[[{{{school}}}|Western State (CO)]]
  • University Field
  • Albuquerque, NM
W 32–0[12]
December 3at [[{{{school}}}|New Mexico Highlands]]Las Vegas, NMW 12–0
  • daggerHomecoming

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "2018 New Mexico Football Media Guide". University of New Mexico. 2018. p. 138-139. https://s3.amazonaws.com/sidearm.sites/unm.sidearmsports.com/documents/2018/8/30/2018_Media_Guide.pdf. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  2. "Five Lobos on El Paso Post All-Star Team". Albuquerque Journal: p. 2. December 4, 1927. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/24438240/five_lobos_on_el_paso_post_allstar_team/.
  3. "Long Is Named Most Valuable Lobo Gridman". Albuquerque Journal: p. 2. December 3, 1927. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/24438399/long_is_named_most_valuable_lobo_gridman/.
  4. "Armstrong New Gridiron Leader for Lobo Pack". Albuquerque Journal: p. 2. January 16, 1927. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/24438608/armstrong_new_gridiron_leader_for_lobo/.
  5. "Lobos Crush Miners 35-0 After Visitors Hold for One Period". Albuquerque Journal: p. 2. October 2, 1927. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/24437844/lobos_crush_miners_350_after_visitors/.
  6. "Lobos Smother Baptists 47-0 After Chieftains Hold in Opening Period". Albuquerque Journal: p. 2. October 9, 1927. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/24437779/lobos_smother_baptists_470_after/.
  7. "Lobos Defeat Cadets 26 to 0 After Soldiers Hold Them at Start". Albuquerque Journal: p. 2. October 16, 1927. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/24437902/lobos_defeat_cadets_26_to_0_after/.
  8. Bud Rowe (October 23, 1927). "Miners and Lobos Fight to a 6-6 Tie in Hot Game". The El Paso Times: pp. 1, 14.
  9. "New Mexico Lobos Defeat Arizona Wildcats". The Arizona Daily Star: p. 10. November 6, 1927. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/24330514/new_mexico_lobos_defeat_arizona_wildcats/.
  10. "Lobos Pull Out of Hole to Defeat Lumberjacks 24-7 in Final Quarter". Albuquerque Journal: p. 2. November 12, 1927. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/24437967/lobos_pull_out_of_hole_to_defeat/.
  11. Dan Burrows (November 19, 1927). "Lobos Far Southwest Champions: Defeat Aggies 26 to 9 by Superior Play in All Branches of Game". Albuquerque Journal: pp. 1, 2. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/24437586/lobos_far_southwest_champions_defeat/.
  12. "Lobos Finish Season Undefeated: Batter Western State of Colorado 32 to 0 in Thanksgiving Game". Albuquerque Journal: p. 2. November 25, 1927. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/24438046/lobos_finish_season_undefeated_batter/.
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