For as long as Bob Davie has been the head coach at New Mexico he has had an m.o. for offense. Instituting the triple option run out of the pistol for many years. The Lobos had at least two rushers that went for over 800 yards a season between 2012 and 2016, and during those seasons UNM was always ranked in the top 10 in rushing in the nation.
In 2017 that rushing attack sputtered. The Lobos’ leading rusher, Tyrone Owens, had only 770 yards that season. UNM averaged only 235 yards on the ground that season and lost seven games in a row to end the season.