The New Mexico State Aggies head to square off against the New Mexico Lobos at University Stadium this week. The game kicks off Saturday, Oct 3 at 8:00 p.m. ET and will be shown on ROOT.
In last week’s matchup, New Mexico defeated Wyoming 38-28. Carlos Wiggins had a solid performance in the victory, pulling in one reception for 64 yards and one TD. Richard McQuarley put up 55 rushing yards and two TDs on five carries. New Mexico State is hoping for a different outcome after getting nipped by UTEP 50-47. Teldrick Morgan had a great game for the Aggies, grabbing four receptions for 151 yards and one TD. Larry Rose III had a great game as well, adding 196 rushing yards and a TD on 20 carries.
The Aggies are a 14-point underdog against the Lobos and the Over/Under (O/U) for the matchup is unavailable currently.
Sitting at 2-2 Straight Up (SU) and 3-1 Against The Spread (ATS), the Lobos will look to improve heading into Week 5. A focal point of New Mexico’s offense is the running game, which ranks 14th in the country with 267.5 rushing yards per game. As for the New Mexico defense, a few key matchups could decide this game. New Mexico’s front seven will be excited to play the Aggies and their struggling run game. New Mexico State averages 140.7 yards per game on the ground, ranking 101st in the nation. The Aggies will need to stop New Mexico’s defense from getting to their quarterbacks in order to be successful in this game. The Lobos rank 16th in the nation in sacks with three per game. In the first quarter, New Mexico is tough to stop, putting up 12.2 points in the first 15 minutes. Keeping the ball 24:19 minutes per game, New Mexico State ranks 124th in average time of possession. They probably won’t be controlling the clock against the Lobos.
In the other locker room, the Aggies have shown flaws all year and are 0-3 SU and ATS. Passing the ball has resulted in very positive outcomes for the Aggies, who average the 17th-best yards per pass in the nation with 14.5.
Predictions: SU Winner – New Mexico, ATS Winner – New Mexico
New Mexico State is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games.
New Mexico State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Mexico State’s last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 13 of New Mexico State’s last 14 games on the road.
New Mexico State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road.
New Mexico State is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road.
New Mexico State is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing New Mexico.
New Mexico State is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games when playing New Mexico.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of New Mexico State’s last 10 games when playing New Mexico.
New Mexico State is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against New Mexico.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Mexico State’s last 5 games when playing on the road against New Mexico.
New Mexico State is 0-1 SU when leading at the start of the 4th quarter this season. New Mexico is 2-0 SU when carrying a lead into the fourth quarter.
According to overall FBS team rankings, New Mexico is rated higher in the ground game on both sides of the ball. Its 14th-ranked rushing attack will face the 117th-ranked run defense of New Mexico State, while its 33rd-ranked run defense will look to contain the 101st-ranked rushing game of the Aggies.