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Turnover-prone Lobos lose 4th straight, drop to 3-6

J.P. Murrieta
November 04, 2017 11:03 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The UNM football team’s latest loss – its fourth straight and sixth overall this year – can be summed up in one word: Turnovers.

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Five of them, to be exact, as the team fumbled the ball nearly half a dozen times to Saturday’s opponent, Utah State, en route to a 24-10 defeat.

“We are a mistake (prone) team. It goes in cycles, but it has become an epidemic,” said Lobo head coach Bob Davie following the loss. “You take the last two weeks and we turned the ball over seven times last week.”

UNM was 0-4 in the red zone, which didn’t help the team’s cause. Technically, UNM is still bowl-eligible, but they have to run the table with wins against Texas A&M, University of Nevada Las Vegas and San Diego State.

“It can make or break our season, but you know, we’re a team, we’re a family. We stick together,” said Lobo running back Daryl Chestnut. “I know a majority of those turnovers happened in the red zone and that is a lot, but we’re going to stick together as a family and move forward.”

Watch the above video for highlights.

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