Check out the New Mexico vs. Colorado State fearless prediction and game preview.
New Mexico (7-3) vs. Colorado State (5-5) Game Preview
Date: Saturday, Nov. 19
Game Time: 10:15 pm
Venue: Hughes Stadium, Fort Collins, CO
Not that the Mountain West has any rooting interest, and it loves all its teams equally, but there wouldn’t be any complaining if Colorado State happened to win this week to become bowl eligible.
The league would love it if Hawaii could win its final two games to take a bowl spot, and with a date at San Diego State coming up next, it might be win-or-else this week at home for Colorado State.
The Rams have been okay, winning three games in four before losing a dogfight to Air Force last week. Now the team with the balanced attack and decent defense needs to put on the big boy pants to do something, anything to stall the New Mexico ground game.
The Lobos have been on a roll, winning five straight games thanks to a ground attack that’s been unstoppable at times. It didn’t hit the 300-yard mark in two of the last three games – and that qualifies as a lull for this attack.
New Mexico leads the nation with 348 rushing yards per game, helping to overcome a suspect defense, and it all ties in together. The Lobos are second in the nation in time of possession thanks to that ground game, and the offense is good enough to convert third down play after third down play.
And now Colorado State is coming off a rocky day against Air Force, getting gutted for 485 rushing yards and seven scores in the loss. The Rams were able to bomb away for 374 yards and two scores from Nick Stevens – who’s been on fire over the last three games hitting over 75% of his throws – and that should be just enough to overcome the New Mexico ground game.
The Lobos will run for more than 300 yards, but Stevens will connect on his third down plays, too, as the Rams pull out a thriller late.
New Mexico vs. Colorado State Prediction
Colorado State 36, New Mexico 30
Colorado State -4.5, o/u: 61.5
ATS Confidence: 5: Taco Bell Cinnabon Delights – 1: Chinese yuan … 2
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