SAN JOSE (KRQE) - Head Coach Steve Alford said New Mexico Lobos fans are among thebest in the country, and News 13 was there as 30 cherry-cladspectators drove from Albuquerque to San Jose.
The bus rolled out of Albuquerque around 8:00 p.m.Wednesday.
30 rabid Lobo fans were ready to rock, but facing a 15-hourdrive, sleep became a necessity.
There were a couple of pit stops in the Grand Canyon state andthen breakfast finally came in Bakersfield.
The journey was long, but once the cherry-clad contingent madeit to the bay area, it was time for fun.
"It's been a beautiful season, I started at UNM in 1968 and thishas been one of the most beautiful seasons I can recall," fan TomEsquivel said.
The Cherry and Silver lined the streets of downtown San Jose anda local pub was overrun by howling fans.
"There is nothing like lobo fans, we follow the team wherever wego," fan Susie Easterling said.
Some New Mexico fans had a little misfortune. Joy Montoya andhis family drove to San Jose, but had their car stolen inBakersfield.
"Next best thing is rent a car, but we couldn't find one, so weended up getting a subcompact and drove it for the last five hourshere," Montoya said.
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