Saturday, November 19, 2016
Sonny Lubick Field at Hughes Stadium
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The New Mexico Lobos take on the Colorado State Rams on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Sonny Lubick Field at Hughes Stadium. The opening line for this game has Colorado State as 5 point favorites. This season the Lobos are 5-5-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 8-2-0. The Rams have an over/under record of 4-6-0 and they are 8-2-0 against the spread.
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Austin Apodaca finished with 96 yards through the air for New Mexico last week. He completed 7 passes out of 9 attempts for a 78% completion percentage. The Lobos were led in rushing by Teriyon Gipson, who finished with 121 yards on 20 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Emmanuel Harris was the team leader in receiving with a total of 44 yards and 2 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 22 yards per reception. As a team in that game New Mexico got a total of 23 first downs. Of those first downs, 18 came on the ground while 5 came through the air. They ran 76 total plays for 473 yards for the game. The Lobos ran for 373 yards on 64 attempts.
Nick Stevens finished with 237 yards passing for Colorado State last week. He went 18 for 23, resulting in a 78% completion percentage. The Rams were led on the ground by Marvin Kinsey, who finished with 83 yards on 10 carries. He ended the game with an average of 8 yards per rush. Michael Gallup led the team in receiving with 126 yards and 9 catches. He finished the game with an average of 14 yards per reception. Colorado State had 28 first downs total. 13 came from running the ball and 13 came from a pass. They ran 73 total plays for 494 yards for the contest. The Rams ran for 257 yards on 48 carries as a team.
New Mexico scores 36.7 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 27th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 8.3 passes on 15.2 attempts for a 54.6 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 110.9 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 127th in college football. The Lobos run for an average of 347.8 yards per game on 54.2 attempts for an average of 6.4 yards per carry. That ranks them 1st in the nation. They also run 69.4 plays per contest and average 6.6 yards per play for an average of 458.7 yards per game, ranking their offense 38th overall this season. The Lobos average 21.4 first downs per game which ranks them 61st in the country. They accumulate 58.7 penalty yards per game via 6.6 penalties, which ranks 46th in the nation.
New Mexico allows 236 passing yards per game, ranking 74th in D-1, and they allow 30.5 points per contest on defense, which ranks 80th. They give up 16.4 completions on 28.1 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 58.4. The Lobos allow 138.3 rushing yards per game on 34.6 carries for an average of 4 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 35th in the country. New Mexico allows 374.3 total yards per game including 6 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 42nd in terms of yards per game. They force 1.1 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 4.1 penalties for 37 yards per game, ranking them 3rd among D-1 teams.
Colorado State averages 29.7 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 59th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 17.6 passes per game on 29.8 attempts for a 59.1 percent completion percentage. They throw for 235.3 yards through the air per game, ranking them 63rd in Division 1. The Rams run for an average of 197.6 yards per game on 42.2 attempts for an average of 4.7 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 42nd on the ground. They also run 72 plays per game and average 6 yards per play for a total of 432.9 yards per game, ranking them 50th in the country on offense. The Rams get an average of 22.1 first downs per game, which ranks 46th in the nation. They average 47.2 penalty yards per game via 5.4 penalties, ranking them 95th in college football.
Colorado State allows an average of 202.8 passing yards per game, which ranks 34th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 27.2 points per contest, which has them ranked 63rd in the nation. They give up 14.8 completions on 25 attempts for a completion percentage of 59.2 per game. The Rams allow 207.8 rushing yards per contest on 43.9 carries for a 4.7 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 95th in the country. Colorado State allows 410.6 total yards per game for an average of 6 yards per play, which ranks 66th in D-1. They force 1.2 turnovers per contest and 5.8 penalties for 44.2 yards in each contest, ranking 23rd in the nation.
New Mexico Betting Trends
New Mexico is 8-2-0 against the over/under this season
New Mexico has an ATS record of 5-5-0 this season
Colorado State Betting Trends
Colorado State is 4-6-0 against the over/under this season
Colorado State has an ATS record of 8-2-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/13/16 OL Chris Lewis Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Colorado State
10/20/16 OL Garrett Adcock Concussion out for season
10/15/16 S John Russo Knee out indefinitely
10/02/16 Backup RB Romell Jordan Knee out for season
11/13/16 LB Kiel Robinson Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. New Mexico
10/11/16 QB Colin Hill ACL out for season
08/29/16 FB Adam Prentice Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Colorado State -5
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