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1957 New Mexico Lobos football
ConferenceSkyline Conference
1957 record4–6 (2–4 Skyline)
Head coachDick Clausen (2nd season)
Home stadiumZimmerman Field
Seasons
← 1956
1958 →

Template:1957 Skyline Conference football standings The 1957 New Mexico Lobos football team represented the University of New Mexico in the Skyline Conference during the 1957 college football season. In their second and final season under head coach Dick Clausen, the Lobos compiled a 4–6 record (2–4 against Skyline opponents), finished fifth in the conference, and were outscored by opponents by a total of 144 to 140. The Lobos won four of five games to open the season, but closed the season with five consecutive losses.[1][2]

The team's statistical leaders included Chuck Roberts with 305 passing yards and Don Perkins with 744 rushing yards and 162 receiving yards.[3]

In May 1958, Dick Clausen retired as New Mexico's head football coach to become the athletic director at the University of Arizona. Clausen was immediately replaced by Marv Levy.[4]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 21[[{{{school}}}|New Mexico A&M]]*W 25–712,000[5]
September 28at Colorado StateW 30–7
October 5Texas Western*
  • Zimmerman Field
  • Albuquerque, NM
L 13–15
October 12at Utah StateW 14–10
October 19at Arizona*W 27–0[6]
October 26at MontanaL 6–21
November 1Denverdagger
  • Zimmerman Field
  • Albuquerque, NM
L 0–19
November 16Wyoming
  • Zimmerman Field
  • Albuquerque, NM
L 13–20
November 23at Air Force*L 0–31
November 30BYU
  • Zimmerman Field
  • Albuquerque, NM
L 12–146,000[7]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming

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