ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – At long last, Lobo football took to the field for their first home game since 2019. The Lobo football season opener took place Thursday night against the Houston Baptist Huskies.
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Some fans started tailgating as early as 12 p.m. in anticipation of the game. The Lobos struggled with attendance numbers in the last season. They are optimistic about that turning around with Coach Gonzales leading the team. Van Tate talked about the Lobos with Athletic Director Eddie Nunez just before the game.
Among the fans who turned out was recently retired head baseball coach Ray Birmingham with a prediction for the season to come. Lobos defeated Houston Baptist 27-17.