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New Mexico State vs. Idaho Game Preview & Fearless Prediction

Check out the New Mexico State vs. Idaho fearless prediction and game preview.

New Mexico State (2-3) vs. Idaho (3-3) Game Preview


Date: Saturday, Oct. 15
Game Time: 5:00 pm
Venue: Kibbie Dome, Moscow, ID
Network: ESPN3

It’s the land of misfit teams.

Both are getting bounced out of the Sun Belt after next season, and both are looking to see what they’ll do going forward. But at the same time, both are still alive for a possible bowl slot, with the winner of game taking a huge step forward to getting there.

Idaho has been wildly inconsistent. The offense isn’t as good as it’s supposed to be, the passing game isn’t really doing what it’s supposed to, and the defense is still the Idaho defense having a slew of problems.

Last week against ULM the offense was almost perfectly balanced in the 34-31 win, but this week it’s going to be up to the defense that needs the line and the run defense to come up large.

Larry Rose III is finally back to form, running 23 times for 112 yards and a score in the win over Louisiana-Lafayette two weeks ago, and now he’s rested.

Running the ball has been a problem for the Aggies, but not anymore. To go along with the passing attack, now NMSU can keep up the pace with anyone, and it needs to with a defense that doesn’t have the toughness against the run.

Chalk this up to the home field of the Kibbie Dome. Both teams will put up huge numbers, and Rose will go off, but it’ll be the Idaho attack that takes over on the final two drives of a magnificent shootout.

New Mexico State vs. Idaho Prediction

Final Score: Idaho 45, New Mexico State 38

Line: Idaho -5, o/u: 68

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