SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Javohn Jones charged out of the visiting team’s tunnel at Notre Dame Stadium waving the New Mexico state flag as he led the UNM football team onto the field.
It was the beginning of a special day for Jones, a 5-foot-11, 200-pound senior running back and alumnus of La Cueva High, who earned his first start.
Afterward, Jones could smile a bit even though the Lobos suffered a 66-14 loss to the No 7-ranked Fighting Irish on Saturday.
He said he had an idea that he would start, but it was confirmed about an hour before the game began.
— New Mexico Football (@UNMLoboFB) September 15, 2019