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1945 New Mexico Lobos football
Sun Bowl, W 34–24 vs. Denver
ConferenceBorder Conference
1945 record6–1–1 (1–0–1 Border)
Head coachWillis Barnes (4th season)
Home stadiumLobo Stadium
Seasons
← 1944
1946 →

Template:1945 Border Conference football standings The 1945 New Mexico Lobos football team represented the University of New Mexico in the Border Conference during the 1945 college football season. In their fourth season under head coach Willis Barnes, the Lobos compiled a 6–1–1 record (1–0–1 against conference opponents), defeated Denver in the 1946 Sun Bowl, and outscored all opponents by a total of 208 to 61.[1][2]

The team's 78–0 victory over [[{{{school}}}|Eastern New Mexico]] remains the second largest margin of victory in New Mexico school history.[3] Captains were appointed by game for the 1945 season.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 22[[{{{school}}}|Eastern New Mexico]]*W 78–04,000[4]
September 29Lubbock Field*
  • Lobo Stadium
  • Albuquerque, NM
W 39–05,000[5]
October 6at West Texas StateCanyon, TXW 13–0
October 13at Colorado College*Colorado Springs, COW 6–4
November 3Colorado*
  • Lobo Stadium
  • Albuquerque, NM
W 12–68,000[6]
November 10Utah*dagger
  • Lobo Stadium
  • Albuquerque, NM
L 20–217,000[7]
November 24Texas Tech
  • Lobo Stadium
  • Albuquerque, NM
T 6–68,000[8]
January 1, 1946vs. Denver*W 34–2415,000[9]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1945 New Mexico Lobos Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/new-mexico/1945-schedule.html. Retrieved October 8, 2018.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "2018 New Mexico Football Media Guide". University of New Mexico. 2018. p. 140. https://s3.amazonaws.com/sidearm.sites/unm.sidearmsports.com/documents/2018/8/30/2018_Media_Guide.pdf. Retrieved October 8, 2018.
  3. 2018 New Mexico Football Media Guide, p. 108.
  4. "Lobos Crush ENMC Gridders 78-0: Five Teams Used By University Against Light Foe". Albuquerque Journal: p. 6. September 23, 1945. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/25178823/lobos_crush_enmc_gridders_780_five/.
  5. "Lobos Trample Lubbock Base, 39-0: Rudy Krall Makes 3 Touchdowns, Rumley Scores 2". Albuquerque Journal: p. 5. September 30, 1945. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/25178994/lobos_trample_lubbock_base_390/.
  6. "Lobos Edge Out Colorado U. 12-6: New Mexico Displays Real Power as Victory Protects 1945 Record of No Defeats". Albuquerque Journal: p. 4. November 4, 1945. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/25178952/lobos_edge_out_colorado_u_126_new/.
  7. "Utah Passing Ace Outguesses Lobo Defense". Albuquerque Journal: p. 4. November 11, 1945. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/15647198/utah_passing_ace_outguesses_lobo_defense/.
  8. "Rumley's Passes Give Lobos 6-6 Tie With Texas Tech". Albuquerque Journal: p. 4. November 25, 1945. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/25178909/rumleys_passes_give_lobos_66_tie_with/.
  9. "Lobos Overwhelm Denver Pioneers 34 to 24: Break Jinx to Win 1st Sun Bowl Game For Border Loop". Albuquerque Journal: pp. 1, 4. January 2, 1946. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/25178871/lobos_overwhelm_denver_pioneers_34_to/.
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