Saturday, September 17, 2016
High Point Solutions Stadium
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The New Mexico Lobos take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at High Point Solutions Stadium. The opening line for this game has Rutgers as 4 point favorites. This season the Lobos are 1-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-0-0. The Scarlet Knights have an over/under record of 2-0-0 and they are 0-2-0 against the spread.
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Austin Apodaca finished with 115 yards through the air for New Mexico last week. He completed 12 passes out of 23 attempts for a 52% completion percentage. The Lobos were led in rushing by Tyrone Owens, who finished with 76 yards on 16 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Dameon Gamblin was the team leader in receiving with a total of 47 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 12 yards per reception. As a team in that game New Mexico got a total of 23 first downs by way of 13 rushing, 7 passing, and 3 by penalty. They ran 68 total plays for 336 yards for the game. The Lobos ran for 221 yards on 45 attempts.
Chris Laviano finished with 137 yards through the air for Rutgers last week. He completed 11 passes out of 22 attempts for a 50% completion percentage. The Scarlet Knights were led in rushing by Janarion Grant, who finished with 106 yards on 6 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 18 yards per carry. Jawuan Harris was the team leader in receiving with a total of 46 yards and 2 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 23 yards per reception. Rutgers got a total of 26 first downs by way of 18 rushing, 8 passing, and 0 by penalty. They ran 76 total plays for 512 yards for the game. The Scarlet Knights ran for 375 yards on 53 attempts.
New Mexico scores 39.5 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 38th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 12.5 passes on 21 attempts for a 59.5 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 151 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 113th in college football. The Lobos run for an average of 324.5 yards per game on 47 attempts for an average of 6.9 yards per carry. That ranks them 8th in the nation. They also run 68 plays per contest and average 7 yards per play for an average of 475.5 yards per game, ranking their offense 41st overall this season. The Lobos average 23.5 first downs per game which ranks them 42nd in the country. They accumulate 42.5 penalty yards per game via 4.5 penalties, which ranks 100th in the nation.
New Mexico allows 172.5 passing yards per game, ranking 36th in D-1, and they allow 26.5 points per contest on defense, which ranks 79th. They give up 17.5 completions on 28 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 62.5. The Lobos allow 142.5 rushing yards per game on 39 carries for an average of 3.7 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 74th in the country. New Mexico allows 315 total yards per game including 4.7 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 42nd in terms of yards per game. They force 1.5 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 4.5 penalties for 45 yards per game, ranking them 35th among D-1 teams.
Rutgers averages 32.5 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 62nd in the country. In the passing department, they complete 17.5 passes per game on 31.5 attempts for a 55.6 percent completion percentage. They throw for 152.5 yards through the air per game, ranking them 111th in Division 1. The Scarlet Knights run for an average of 255.5 yards per game on 50.5 attempts for an average of 5.1 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 21st on the ground. They also run 82 plays per game and average 5 yards per play for a total of 408 yards per game, ranking them 68th in the country on offense. The Scarlet Knights get an average of 23.5 first downs per game, which ranks 44th in the nation. They average 48 penalty yards per game via 5 penalties, ranking them 83rd in college football.
Rutgers allows an average of 196 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 55th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 31 points per contest, which has them ranked 96th in the nation. They give up 15 completions on 27 attempts for a completion percentage of 55.6 per game. The Scarlet Knights allow 120.5 rushing yards per contest on 34.5 carries for a 3.5 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 48th in the country. Rutgers allows 316.5 total yards per game for an average of 5.1 yards per play, which ranks 43rd in D-1. They force 1.5 turnovers per contest and 7 penalties for 46 yards in each contest, ranking 39th in the nation.
New Mexico Betting Trends
New Mexico is 2-0-0 against the over/under this season
New Mexico has an ATS record of 1-1-0 this season
Rutgers Betting Trends
Rutgers is 2-0-0 against the over/under this season
Rutgers has an ATS record of 0-2-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
No key injuries to report
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09/09/16 WR Dontae Owens Dismissed dismissed from the program
Josh's Pick: Take New Mexico
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