Lobos RB Ferguson ineligible for bowl game; backup Love also out

Updated: December 18, 2007, 5:32 PM ET
Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- New Mexico running back Rodney Ferguson, the team's top rusher each of the past two seasons, won't play in the New Mexico Bowl on Saturday after being declared academically ineligible.

Reserve running back Mike Love also is ineligible and cannot play when the Lobos (8-4) meet Nevada (6-6).

"They will not be able to practice," coach Rocky Long told the Albuquerque Journal. "They will not be able to participate in the [bowl] activities or bowl game. If they ...

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