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5 UNM players kneel during national anthem vs. Air Force

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) Five New Mexico football players knelt as the Lobos band played ''The Star-Spangled Banner'' at the conclusion of the first half of Saturday's game against Air Force.

With lightning causing officials to keep the stadium closed until a half-hour before the game, most of the pre-game ceremonies were wiped out.

An hour-long lightning delay at the end of the first quarter led officials to limit halftime to five minutes, keeping both teams on the field.

At the final whistle of the first half, the band hustled behind the north end zone to play the national anthem while players from both teams formed ragged lines along the sidelines, facing the flag.

New Mexico captain Garrett Hughes, senior linebacker Kimmie Carson, sophomore linebacker Elijah Lilly and junior defensive backs Stanley Barnwell Jr. and Michael Sewell Jr. knelt. The move did not seem to elicit much response from the fans.

The playing of the anthem seemed to be an unplanned event, New Mexico coach Bob Davie said.

''We've never been out there for the national anthem, and the agreement was that there wasn't going to be a national anthem played,'' Davie said of Air Force coach Troy Calhoun and the head official.

''I didn't even know that it was going to be played when it was played. I'm not sure our players knew. So again, I'd like to have the opportunity to visit with our players, talk about what our stance would be, unify it as a football team. I kind of got shocked by that.''

Calhoun said he didn't really have an issue with the players kneeling.

''That's their right,'' he said. ''They live in a country where they're allowed to do that. We've got service members all over the world currently and who have served so if somebody chooses not to stand, they're allowed to. There's no law and there should be no law and it should be your choice.''

Davie said he's still trying to process what happened.

''I wouldn't want to judge or have too much of a critique at least speaking from my standpoint as talking about a total football team,'' he said.

Davie added: ''In fairness to them, I never really talked to them about it. First time I've ever been in a game where the national anthem was played at halftime and it wasn't even a halftime. So there was a lot of confusion. I'm not making any excuses. I don't know who did what. The whole thing was kind of bizarre to me how the whole thing happened.''

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 3:57
95-J.Sanders extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
38
56
Touchdown 3:57
3-R.McQuarley runs 65 yards for a touchdown.
1
plays
65
yds
00:10
pos
38
55
Point After TD 4:07
11-L.Strebel extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
38
49
Touchdown 4:07
2-A.Worthman complete to 85-R.Reffitt. 85-R.Reffitt runs 17 yards for a touchdown.
9
plays
75
yds
02:52
pos
37
49
Point After TD 6:59
95-J.Sanders extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
31
49
Touchdown 6:59
3-R.McQuarley runs 63 yards for a touchdown.
6
plays
87
yds
03:52
pos
31
48
Point After TD 11:01
11-L.Strebel extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
31
42
Touchdown 11:01
2-A.Worthman complete to 3-R.Cleveland. 3-R.Cleveland runs 21 yards for a touchdown.
10
plays
60
yds
03:24
pos
30
42
Point After TD 14:25
95-J.Sanders extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
24
42
Touchdown 14:25
3-R.McQuarley runs 5 yards for a touchdown.
3
plays
17
yds
00:00
pos
24
41
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:21
95-J.Sanders extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
24
35
Touchdown 0:21
4-R.Jordan runs 4 yards for a touchdown.
4
plays
75
yds
01:49
pos
24
34
Field Goal 2:14
11-L.Strebel 33 yards Field Goal is Good.
14
plays
59
yds
06:17
pos
24
28
Point After TD 8:31
95-J.Sanders extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
21
28
Touchdown 8:31
3-R.McQuarley runs 6 yards for a touchdown.
4
plays
26
yds
01:02
pos
21
27
Point After TD 11:25
95-J.Sanders extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
21
21
Touchdown 11:25
13-L.Jordan complete to 2-D.Hart-Johnson. 2-D.Hart-Johnson runs 49 yards for a touchdown. Penalty on AF 16-R.Bullard Pass interference declined.
1
plays
49
yds
00:11
pos
21
20
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 1:34
11-L.Strebel extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
21
14
Touchdown 1:34
2-A.Worthman runs 1 yard for a touchdown. Team penalty on NM Offside declined.
11
plays
72
yds
04:53
pos
20
14
Point After TD 7:58
11-L.Strebel extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
14
Touchdown 7:58
2-A.Worthman complete to 7-G.Sanders. 7-G.Sanders runs 28 yards for a touchdown.
7
plays
70
yds
02:50
pos
13
14
Point After TD 10:48
95-J.Sanders extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
14
Touchdown 10:48
13-L.Jordan complete to 23-J.Griffin. 23-J.Griffin runs 71 yards for a touchdown.
3
plays
75
yds
01:16
pos
7
13
Point After TD 12:04
11-L.Strebel extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
7
Touchdown 12:04
33-T.McVey runs 15 yards for a touchdown.
12
plays
75
yds
02:08
pos
6
7
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 2:22
95-J.Sanders extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 2:22
3-R.McQuarley runs 3 yards for a touchdown.
14
plays
175
yds
06:49
pos
0
6
Team Stats
1st Downs 26 16
Rushing 15 12
Passing 8 3
Penalty 3 1
3rd Down Conv 6-14 4-9
4th Down Conv 3-3 0-0
Total Net Yards 367 509
Total Plays 81 50
Avg Gain 4.5 10.2
Net Yards Rushing 238 363
Rush Attempts 63 41
Avg Rush Yards 3.8 8.9
Net Yards Passing 129 146
Comp. - Att. 9-18 4-9
Yards Per Pass 7.2 16.2
Sacked - Yards Lost 4-29 0-0
Penalties - Yards 2-15 7-65
Touchdowns 5 8
Rushing TDs 2 6
Passing TDs 3 2
Other 0 0
Turnovers 2 0
Fumbles - Lost 2-2 0-0
Int. Thrown 0 0
Punts - Avg 4-47.8 5-51.4
Return Yards 10 41
Punts - Returns 0-0 1-9
Kickoffs - Returns 1-10 2-32
Int. - Returns 0-0 0-0
Kicking 6/6 8/8
Extra Points 5/5 8/8
Field Goals 1/1 0/0
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Air Force 1-3 02131438
New Mexico 3-2 77212156
129 PASS YDS 146
238 RUSH YDS 363
367 TOTAL YDS 509
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
A. Worthman 2 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
52.9% 158 3 0 189.2
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
46.3% 396 6 1 170.9
A. Worthman 9/17 158 3 0
N. Romine 6 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
0% 0 0 0 0.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
40% 18 0 1 30.2
N. Romine 0/1 0 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
A. Worthman 2 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
30 90 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
93 245 3
A. Worthman 30 90 1 36
T. McVey 33 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
14 74 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
42 278 3
T. McVey 14 74 1 17
T. Birdow 23 FB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
12 50 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
13 53 0
T. Birdow 12 50 0 11
J. Stafford 30 FB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 11 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
6 24 0
J. Stafford 3 11 0 5
P. Wilson 36 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 9 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
34 177 0
P. Wilson 3 9 0 6
M. Miller 9 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
7 33 1
M. Miller 1 4 0 4
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
G. Sanders 7 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 54 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 147 3
G. Sanders 4 54 1 28
M. Bennett 8 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 49 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 73 0
M. Bennett 2 49 0 33
R. Cleveland 3 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 38 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 102 2
R. Cleveland 2 38 1 21
R. Reffitt 85 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 17 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 36 1
R. Reffitt 1 17 1 17
J. Matkovich 18 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
J. Matkovich 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
J. Flor 50 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-4 0 0.0
J. Flor 5-3 0.0 0
J. Jackson 94 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
J. Jackson 5-0 0.0 0
G. Ross 44 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
G. Ross 4-0 0.0 0
S. Coppola 97 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
S. Coppola 3-0 0.0 0
R. Bullard 16 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
R. Bullard 3-0 0.0 0
C. Gessler 95 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
C. Gessler 2-0 0.0 0
M. Griffin 2 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-3 0 0.0
M. Griffin 2-0 0.0 0
J. Sanders 7 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
J. Sanders 2-1 0.0 0
S. Vereen 6 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
S. Vereen 2-1 0.0 0
J. Jones 4 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
J. Jones 2-1 0.0 0
K. Floyd 29 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
K. Floyd 2-0 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
L. Strebel 11 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 5/5
SEASON FG XP
4/5 13/13
L. Strebel 1/1 33 5/5 8
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
C. Scott 91 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
4 47.8 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
18 44.0 0
C. Scott 4 47.8 0 55
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
M. Miller 9 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 10.0 10 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 13.0 10 0
M. Miller 1 10.0 10 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
L. Jordan 13 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
44.4% 146 2 0 254.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
55.3% 474 3 2 152.6
L. Jordan 4/9 146 2 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
R. McQuarley 3 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
11 179 5
SEASON ATT YDS TD
51 301 5
R. McQuarley 11 179 5 65
T. Owens 25 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
16 84 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
53 247 2
T. Owens 16 84 0 15
L. Jordan 13 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
10 68 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
30 132 0
L. Jordan 10 68 0 39
R. Jordan 4 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 28 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
24 167 1
R. Jordan 3 28 1 24
J. Griffin IV 23 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 92 1
J. Griffin IV 1 4 0 4
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
J. Griffin IV 23 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 75 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
10 209 3
J. Griffin IV 2 75 1 71
D. Hart-Johnson 2 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 49 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
8 192 1
D. Hart-Johnson 1 49 1 49
R. Jordan 4 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 22 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 29 0
R. Jordan 1 22 0 22
P. Reed 5 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 17 0
P. Reed 0 0 0 0
A. Umeh 7 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 14 1
A. Umeh 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
A. Ocasio 6 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-0 0 0.0
A. Ocasio 8-0 0.0 0
J. Girgle 16 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-3 2 0.0
J. Girgle 8-3 0.0 0
A. Hart 33 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 1.0
A. Hart 7-0 1.0 0
K. Okonkwo 98 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-2 0 0.0
K. Okonkwo 6-2 0.0 0
J. Rothschiller 28 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-4 1 0.0
J. Rothschiller 6-4 0.0 0
C. Baker 53 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 1.0
C. Baker 5-1 1.0 0
G. Hughes 95 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 1.0
G. Hughes 4-0 1.0 0
J. Burrell 13 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
J. Burrell 4-1 0.0 0
E. Tohi 45 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
E. Tohi 3-1 0.0 0
B. Parker 4 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 1 1.0
B. Parker 2-1 1.0 0
R. Epting 99 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-4 0 1.0
R. Epting 2-4 0.0 0
A. Jenkins 55 OL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
A. Jenkins 2-0 0.0 0
J. Conyers 92 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
J. Conyers 2-1 0.0 0
E. Lilly 19 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
E. Lilly 1-0 0.0 0
J. Williams 96 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Williams 1-0 0.0 0
M. Sewell Jr. 5 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
M. Sewell Jr. 1-1 0.0 0
N. Flowers 93 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
N. Flowers 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
J. Sanders 95 K
IN-GAME FG XP
0/0 8/8
SEASON FG XP
6/7 16/16
J. Sanders 0/0 0 8/8 8
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
C. Bojorquez 30 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
5 51.4 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
21 47.2 1
C. Bojorquez 5 51.4 1 71
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
E. Lilly 19 CB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 16.0 19 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
8 18.8 19 0
E. Lilly 2 16.0 19 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
C. Davis Jr. 18 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 9.0 9 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
6 5.5 9 0
C. Davis Jr. 1 9.0 9 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 AF 25 2:04 5 9 Punt
11:15 AF 23 1:51 3 -2 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
2:22 AF 25 2:08 12 75 TD
10:48 AF 25 2:50 7 70 TD
6:27 AF 28 4:53 11 72 TD
0:40 AF 24 0:00 1 0 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:58 AF 14 1:15 3 -11 Punt
11:25 AF 25 1:42 5 20 Fumble
8:31 AF 25 6:17 14 59 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:25 AF 25 3:24 10 75 TD
6:59 AF 25 2:52 9 75 TD
3:57 AF 25 0:55 3 4 Punt
0:26 AF 20 0:06 2 4 Game
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:56 NMEX 26 1:36 4 -2 Punt
9:11 NMEX 30 6:49 14 70 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:04 NMEX 25 1:16 3 75 TD
7:51 NMEX 19 1:16 4 19 Punt
1:39 NMEX 25 0:54 3 4 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 NMEX 25 1:50 3 9 Punt
11:36 AF 49 0:11 1 49 TD
9:33 AF 21 1:02 4 26 TD
2:10 NMEX 25 1:49 4 75 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
0:13 AF 17 0:00 3 17 TD
10:51 NMEX 13 3:52 6 87 TD
4:07 NMEX 35 0:10 1 65 TD
2:54 NMEX 24 2:18 3 5 Punt