New Mexico wasn’t expecting a bye week before facing Boise State, but the circumstances around them getting one are unbearably sad. Last week, 21 year-old Lobo NT Nahje Flowers passed away due to undisclosed/unknown causes. The Lobo family rallied and raised over $10,000 for funeral expenses, but with such heavy hearts, it seemed that playing Air Force as scheduled would have been too much for the reeling team to bear. This will be their first game back after the tragedy. The Lobo depth chart shows a blank space at starting nose tackle.
2. Elephant in the room
You’ve probably heard by now of the universally praised/panned “Twitiot” rant by Coach Harsin at this week’s presser.