1940 New Mexico Lobos football
ConferenceBorder Conference
1940 record5–4 (4–2 Border)
Head coachTed Shipkey (4th season)
Home stadiumHilltop Stadium
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Template:1940 Border Conference football standings The 1940 New Mexico Lobos football team represented the University of New Mexico in the Border Conference during the 1940 college football season. In their fourth season under head coach Ted Shipkey, the Lobos compiled a 5–4 record (4–2 against Border opponents), finished fourth in the conference, and outscored all opponents by a total of 167 to 96. After compiling a 1–4 record in the first six games, the team won its final four games, including victories over rivals New Mexico Agricultural and Arizona and an upset victory over previously undefeated and No. 18-ranked Texas Tech.[1][2]

Three New Mexico players were selected as first-team players on the All-Border Conference football team selected by the Albuquerque Journal: halfback Avery Monfort; tackle Austin O'Jibway; and guard Wilbur Gentry. Gentry was named captain of the all-conference team. Halfback Jack Morrissey and guard Luksich were placed on the team.[3]


September 28at Wyoming*L 3–74,500[4]
October 4[[{{{school}}}|New Mexico Teachers (Silver City)]]*W 28–04,500[5]
October 11Arizona State
  • Hilltop Stadium
  • Albuquerque, NM
L 6–13> 5,000[6]
October 19at Texas MinesL 7–97,000[7]
October 26at Colorado A&M*L 6–7[8]
November 9New Mexico A&M
  • Hilltop Stadium
  • Albuquerque, NM (rivalry)
W 39–66,500[9]
November 16[[{{{school}}}|Arizona State–Flagstaff]]
  • Hilltop Stadium
  • Albuquerque, NM
W 45–263,500[10]
November 23at ArizonaW 13–128,000[11]
November 30 No. 18 Texas Tech
  • Hilltop Stadium
  • Albuquerque, NM
W 19–147,000[12]
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to the game


  1. "1940 New Mexico Lobos Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 24, 2018.
  2. "2018 New Mexico Football Media Guide". University of New Mexico. 2018. p. 140. Retrieved October 8, 2018.
  3. "New Talent Blasts Last Year's Stars From Journal's All-Border Team". Albuquerque Journal: p. 8. December 5, 1940.
  4. "Wyoming Upsets Lobos by 7-3 Victory on Rain-Drenched Field". Albuquerque Journal: p. 4. September 29, 1940.
  5. "New Mexico University Blanks Teachers 28 to 0 in First Home Game". Albuquerque Journal: p. 7. October 5, 1940.
  6. "Arizona State Batters Lobo Line For 13-6 Victory in League Game". Albuquerque Journal: p. 7. October 12, 1940.
  7. Paul weeks (October 20, 1940). "Texas Miners Defeat Lobos 9-7 in Hard-Fought Game". Albuquerque Journal: p. 6.
  8. "Colorado Aggies Quell Late Lobo Rally for Scant 7-6 Victory in Denver". Albuquerque Journal: p. 8. October 27, 1940.
  9. Paul Weeks (November 10, 1940). "Fighting Lobos Crush Aggies 39 to 6 for Greatest Victory in 24 Years". Albuquerque Journal: p. 4.
  10. Paul Weeks (November 17, 1940). "Lobos Outscore Lumberjacks 45-26 in Border League Laugh Riot". Albuquerque Journal: p. 4.
  11. Vic Thornton (November 24, 1940). "Wildcats Drop Championship, Lobos Win 13-12". The Arizona Daily Star: pp. 1, 18.
  12. Paul Weeks (December 1, 1940). "New Mexico Hands Texas Tech First Defeat". Albuquerque Journal: p. 8.
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