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1946 New Mexico Lobos football
Harbor Bowl, T 13–13 vs. Montana State
ConferenceBorder Conference
1946 record5–5–2 (4–2–1 Border)
Head coachWillis Barnes (5th season)
Home stadiumZimmerman Field
Seasons
← 1945
1947 →

Template:1946 Border Conference football standings The 1946 New Mexico Lobos football team represented the University of New Mexico in the Border Conference during the 1946 college football season. In their fifth and final season under head coach Willis Barnes, the Lobos compiled a 5–5–2 record (4–2–1 against conference opponents), finished third in the Border Conference, tied with Montana State in the 1947 Harbor Bowl, and were outscored by opponents by a total of 224 to 127.[1][2]

At a ceremony held on November 16, 1946, the athletic field was renamed Zimmerman Field in honor of James F. Zimmerman, who was president of the University from 1927 to 1944.[3]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 21[[{{{school}}}|Arizona State–Flagstaff]]
W 12–710,000[4]
September 28at Utah*L 14–5619,571[5]
October 4West Texas State
  • Lobo Stadium
  • Albuquerque, NM
W 6–07,000[6]
October 12at New Mexico A&M
W 7–66,500[7]
October 18Hardin-Simmons
  • Lobo Stadium
  • Albuquerque, NM
L 0–49[8]
October 26at Colorado*L 13–1417,000[9]
November 2Texas Mines
  • Lobo Stadium
  • Albuquerque, NM
W 21–137,000[10]
November 9Texas Tech
  • Lobo Stadium
  • Albuquerque, NM
L 0–278,000[11]
November 16Arizonadagger
T 13–138,000[12]
November 23Kansas State*
  • Zimmerman Field
  • Albuquerque, NM
W 14–77,000[13]
December 22at Leilehua Alumni*L 14–198,000[14]
January 1, 1947vs. Montana State*T 13–137,000[15]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1946 New Mexico Lobos Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/new-mexico/1946-schedule.html. Retrieved November 25, 2018.
  2. "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 November 25, 2018.
  3. "Wernette Dedicates Football Field To Memory of Late Dr. Zimmerman". Albuquerque Journal: p. 1. November 17, 1946. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/25694064/wernette_dedicates_football_field_to/.
  4. "Lobos Come From Behind to Trim Flagstaff Gridders 12-7". Albuquerque Journal: p. 8. September 22, 1946. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/25720958/lobos_come_from_behind_to_trim/.
  5. "Redskins Topple Lobo Eleven, 57-14: Injun Squad Rolls to Early Lead". The Salt Lake Tribune: p. B3. September 29, 1946. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/25721284/redskins_topple_lobo_eleven_5714/.
  6. "Revived Lobos Push Over Fourth Quarter Score to Beat Canyon 6-0". Albuquerque Journal: p. 4. October 5, 1946. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/25721198/revived_lobos_push_over_fourth_quarter/.
  7. "Don Rumley Rockets 27 Yards to Let Lobos Win 7-6 Over N.M. Aggies". Albuquerque Journal: p. 8. October 13, 1946. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/25720888/don_rumley_rockets_27_yards_to_let/.
  8. "Hardin-Simmons Cowboys Mow Down Lobos 49 to 0". Albuquerque Journal: p. 4. October 19, 1946. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/25721036/hardinsimmons_cowboys_mow_down_lobos/.
  9. "Colorado Shades Lobos, 14 to 13, as UNM's Last-Half Rally Falls Short". Albuquerque Journal: p. 8. October 27, 1946. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/25721372/colorado_shades_lobos_14_to_13_as/.
  10. "Lobos Second-Half Drive Overcome Mines Lead for 21-13 Victory". Albuquerque Journal: p. 8. November 3, 1946. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/25721098/lobos_secondhalf_drive_overcome_mines/.
  11. "Lobos Hold Raiders Down For Three Quarters, Routed in Fourth Quarter 27-0". Albuquerque Journal: p. 8. November 10, 1946. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/25720795/lobos_hold_raiders_down_for_three/.
  12. Wilbur Bentley (November 17, 1946). "Lobo Gridmen Upset Dopesters, Tie Cats, 13-13". Albuquerque Journal: pp. 1, 8. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/25720691/lobo_gridmen_upset_dopesters_tie_cats/.
  13. "Lobos Close Their Schedule With 14-7 Victory Over Kansas State Team". Albuquerque Journal: p. 8. November 24, 1946. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/25720605/lobos_close_their_schedule_with_147/.
  14. Dan McGuire (December 23, 1941). "Leialums Whip New Mexico, 19-14". Albuquerque Journal: p. 13. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/25698895/leialums_whip_new_mexico_1914/.
  15. "Lobos and Montana State Battle to 13-13 Tie in San Diego's Harbor Bowl". Albuquerque Journal: p. 4. January 2, 1947. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/25698749/lobos_and_montana_state_battle_to_1313/.
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