New Mexico’s Lobos demolished Air Force three times last season, winning the games by a total of 84 points. The Lobos won the first two meetings by a total of 69 points.
Those demolitions give Air Force reason for hope as the Falcons prepare to invade New Mexico for a crucial Wednesday night game.
New Mexico coach Steve Alford will be telling his players how dangerous and transformed the Falcons are, and he will struggle to get his players attention. They’ll see his mouth moving and they’ll kind of hear what he’s saying, but in their minds they will remember what happened last season. Three games. Three blowouts.
Air Force will have to deliver a superlative effort, the Falcons finest of the season, to deliver an upset.
But it’s possible. Last season’s pain is one reason why.