Check out the Boise State vs. New Mexico fearless prediction and game preview.
Boise State (4-0) vs. New Mexico (2-2) Game Preview
Date: Friday, October 7
Game Time: pm
Venue: University Stadium, Albuquerque, NM
Network: CBS Sports Network
Can New Mexico ruin the Mountain West?
Air Force is still unbeaten, but for all intents and purposes, Boise State is the best shot at potentially getting a New Year’s Six bowl slot – or in a crazy world, into the CFP by going unbeaten and getting a lot of help.
The Broncos kicked it back into high gear over the last two weeks with double-digit wins over Oregon State and Utah State thanks to a killer run defense and a balanced enough attack to do whatever is needed.
This might not be the most explosive of Bronco attacks – it’s not throwing 50 points on the board and it’s not dominating at a special level – but it’s an effective all-around team …
When it’s not turning the ball over.
This is a rock-solid, sound Boise State team in so many areas, but it’s given the ball away six times in the last three games, while the defense – as good as it is – has a mere two takeaways so far. And that’s where the Lobos have to take advantage.
The Lobos have to generate breaks and create and capitalize on their own opportunities, but more than anything else, the ground game has to work.
New Mexico’s running game is doing what it’s supposed to, hitting the 400-yard mark twice so far with close to 1,400 yards and 16 scores in four games. It has to own the game, own the clock, and keep this close late. Unfortunately for UNM, the Boise State run D is a rock.
The Broncos have allowed a grand total of 288 rushing yards on the year and just two scores – both to Oregon State. The defensive front is a force in the backfield from all angles, and it’ll come up with just enough key stops against the Lobo ground game to get out with a nice Mountain West road win.
Boise State vs. New Mexico Prediction
Final Score: Boise State 31, New Mexico 16
Line: Boise State -17.5, o/u: 61
ATS Confidence: 5: Served on a tee – 1: Not even with your $ … 2
Must See Rating: 5: Baldwin as Trump – 1: Masterminds … 2.5