Team preview: New Mexico

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(All information as of June 20, 2007)


Name the only Mountain West Conference program to be bowl eligible each of the last six seasons. TCU? No. Utah? No.

New Mexico? Yes!

Surprised to find out the Lobos are the only MWC team to have won at least six games the last six seasons? Don't be too hard on yourself. New Mexico has been to bowl games four times in its current run, but hasn't enjoyed the type of breakout campaign necessary to catch the attention of anyone but hardened fans.

The Lobos have won as many as eight games only once in the last six seasons and actually finished with a losing record after last year's loss in the New Mexico Bowl. Those numbers aren't meant to diminish the team's accomplishments, serving instead to point out that the Lobos have reached a point where they can reasonably expect to be a competitive team every season. What they would like to do next is begin competing for the conference title.