UNM Football hopes to shine on defense in season opener

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – UNM Football opens its season on Saturday against San Jose State. The Spartans are coming off of a week one upset over Air Force, where they held the Falcons to just six points.

UNM will have their work cut out for them against the Spartans’ defense, but the Lobos also hope to showcase their revamped defense as well. “You know, [the] game plan is obviously to attack them and let them react to us. You know, we have a good secondary, we have a good core, you know we just have to get after them. They have a QB that can run around good, but I think our defensive scheme, they are going to have to play off of us, instead of us playing off of them,” said UNM Linebacker Brandon Shook.

Shook feels that this defense has change in many aspects with the addition of UNM’s new coaching staff, and talk about motivation, as Head Coach Danny Gonzales and Defensive Coordinator Rocky Long get these guys motivated to play. Brandon Shook attested to their ability to get the defense fired up.

“They are going to go to war for us, So, that makes us want to go to war for them. You know, that’s kind of the mentality we have. We are in this together, we have been through a lot this year, obviously. I think that has brought us closer together and I would run through a wall for them too,” said Shook. UNM versus San Jose State is Saturday at 5 p.m. on Fox Sports 1.

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