1964 New Mexico Lobos football
WAC co-champion
ConferenceWestern Athletic Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 16
1964 record9–2 (3–1 WAC)
Head coach
Home stadiumUniversity Stadium
Seasons
← 1963
1965 →
1964 Western Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
New Mexico + 3 1 0 9 2 0
Utah + 3 1 0 9 2 0
Arizona + 3 1 0 6 3 1
Wyoming 2 2 0 6 2 2
Arizona State 0 2 0 8 2 0
BYU 0 4 0 3 6 1
  • + – Conference co-champions

The 1964 New Mexico Lobos football team was an American football team that represented the University of New Mexico in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) during the 1964 NCAA University Division football season. In their fifth season under head coach Bill Weeks, the Lobos compiled a 9–2 record (3–1 against WAC opponents), tied for the WAC championship, were ranked No. 16 in the final UPI Coaches poll, and outscored opponents, 185 to 190.[1][2]

Fullback Chuck Kelly and defensive tackle Wayne Tvrdik were the team captains.[2] The team's statistical leaders included quarterback Stan Quintana with 794 passing yards, Joe Harris with 582 rushing yards and 614 receiving yards, and Claude Ward with 42 points scored.[3]

Three New Mexico players were selected by the United Press International (UPI) as first-team players on the 1964 All-WAC football team: Quintana; Tvrdik; and guard Jack Abendschan. The UPI also selected Quintana as the 1964 WAC Player of the Year, citing his versatility and outstanding play on both offense and defense.[4] Quintana ranked third in the WAC with 1,249 yards of total offense, fourth with 794 passing yards, and fifth with 455 rushing yards (including an 80-yard run against Colorado State).[4] He also set a WAC record for interception return yards (including a 93-yard return against Wyoming),[5] and his average of 7.3 yard of total offense per play in 1964 remains a New Mexico school record.[6]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 19at UtahL 0–1624,274[7]
September 26Montana*W 20–024,805[8]
October 2at BYUW 26–1434,610[9]
October 10Arizona
  • University Stadium
  • Albuquerque, NM (rivalry)
W 10–720,844[10]
October 17Utah State*
  • University Stadium
  • Albuquerque, NM
L 3–1428,537[11]
October 24New Mexico State*
  • University Stadium
  • Albuquerque, NM (rivalry)
W 18–1413,582[12]
October 31at WyomingW 17–618,107[13]
November 7at Texas Western*W 20–1215,038[14]
November 14Colorado State*dagger
  • University Stadium
  • Albuquerque, NM
W 42–024,732[15]
November 20at Hawaii*W 20–06,000[16]
November 28Kansas State*
  • University Stadium
  • Albuquerque, NM
W 9–720,443[17]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming

References

  1. ^ "1964 New Mexico Lobos Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 8, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "University of New Mexico Football Record Book" (PDF). University of New Mexico. 2013. pp. 36, 39. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2019-10-27.
  3. ^ "1964 New Mexico Lobos Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 8, 2018.
  4. ^ a b "New Mexico's Stan Quintana Grabs Honors As WAC Player of Year". Carlsbad Current-Argus. December 6, 1964. p. 10 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Despite Long, Quintana still holds UNM marks". The Santa Fe New Mexican. October 26, 1971. p. 10 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "University of New Mexico Football Record Book" (PDF). University of New Mexico. 2013. p. 4. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2019-10-27.
  7. ^ "Redskins Bar th' Door, Slam Lobos, 16-0". Albuquerque Journal. September 20, 1964. p. 10B – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ LeRoy Bearman (September 27, 1964). "Lobos Stop Montana In Home Opener, 20-0". Albuquerque Journal. p. D1 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ "Lobos Take 26-14 Victory Over Cougars". Albuquerque Journal. October 3, 1964. p. C1 – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ LeRoy Bearman (October 11, 1964). "Field Goal Gives Lobos 10-7 Upset Win: 'Cats Tumble In WAC Tilt". Albuquerque Journal. p. E1.
  11. ^ "Utah State Takes 14-3 Win Over Lobos". Albuquerque Journal. October 18, 1964. p. D1 – via Newspapers.com.
  12. ^ "New Mexico Edges NMS Aggies, 18-14". Albuquerque Journal. October 25, 1964. p. D1 – via Newspapers.com.
  13. ^ "U.W. Falls Out Of WAC Race". Casper Star-Tribune. November 1, 1964. p. 13 – via Newspapers.com.
  14. ^ "Lobos Stall Late TWC Bid, 20-12". El Paso Times. November 8, 1964. pp. 1A, 1D – via Newspapers.com.
  15. ^ "Lobos Blast Colorado State, 42-0". Albuquerque Journal. November 15, 1964. p. D1 – via Newspapers.com.
  16. ^ Bill Kwon (November 21, 1964). "New Mexico Outclasses 'Bows". Honolulu Star-Bulletin. p. 16 – via Newspapers.com.
  17. ^ LeRoy Bearman (November 29, 1964). "Abendschan Toes Lobos to Best Season: 3 FGs Give UNM Win". Albuquerque Journal. p. E1 – via Newspapers.com.