Preview 2019: New Mexico. 5 Things You Need To Know, Season Prediction

Preview 2019: New Mexico. 5 Things You Need To Know, Season Prediction

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Preview 2019: New Mexico. 5 Things You Need To Know, Season Prediction

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1. NEW MEXICO WIN TOTAL PREDICTION: WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN

There’s a lot not to like.

The defense is all but starting over, the secondary needs a whole lot of thoughts and prayers, and the linebacking corps could use the JUCO parts to help the cause.

The offense, though, should be able to make up for it if a starting quarterback can emerge and stay healthy. Throw in the good kicking game, and there’s a shot the Lobos turn things around a wee bit after a disastrous 2018.

Set The Regular Season Win Total At … 5

There will be moments when the offense clicks, and that will be enough to survive and advance. There shouldn’t be problems with Sam Houston State or New Mexico State, and the road games at Liberty and San Jose State are 50/50 propositions. Figure on three wins from that group.

There will be a fun win or two somewhere, like against Hawaii or Air Force at home, or against Wyoming on the road, but there won’t be enough of them to get to six wins.

It might sound part copout, part cliché, but this will be the proverbial X factor team in the Mountain West. It’s not going to have nearly enough in the bag to make a run in the conference race, but if most of the JUCO transfers can come through, and if health isn’t an issue, there could be a wide disparity in win total possibilities.

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