Saturday, November 12, 2016
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The New Mexico Lobos take on the Utah State Aggies on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Romney Stadium. The opening line for this game has New Mexico as 9 point favorites. This season the Lobos are 4-5-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 8-1-0. The Aggies have an over/under record of 5-4-0 and they are 3-6-0 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.
Kent Myers finished with 235 yards passing for Utah State last week. He went 17 for 29, resulting in a 59% completion percentage. The Aggies were led on the ground by Tonny Lindsey, who finished with 75 yards on 5 carries. He ended the game with an average of 15 yards per rush. Ron'Quavion Tarver led the team in receiving with 104 yards and 8 catches. He finished the game with an average of 13 yards per reception. Utah State had 21 first downs total. 4 came from running the ball and 11 came from a pass. They ran 69 total plays for 414 yards for the contest. The Aggies ran for 111 yards on 24 carries as a team.
New Mexico scores 38.1 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 24th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 8.3 passes on 15 attempts for a 55.6 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 106.1 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 126th in college football. The Lobos run for an average of 358.8 yards per game on 53.9 attempts for an average of 6.7 yards per carry. That ranks them 1st in the nation. They also run 68.9 plays per contest and average 6.7 yards per play for an average of 464.9 yards per game, ranking their offense 37th overall this season. The Lobos average 21.3 first downs per game which ranks them 60th in the country. They accumulate 58.1 penalty yards per game via 6.7 penalties, which ranks 47th in the nation.
New Mexico allows 233 passing yards per game, ranking 72nd in D-1, and they allow 31.6 points per contest on defense, which ranks 92nd. They give up 15.9 completions on 28.2 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 56.3. The Lobos allow 139.4 rushing yards per game on 35.3 carries for an average of 3.9 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 39th in the country. New Mexico allows 372.4 total yards per game including 5.9 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 37th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.1 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 3.8 penalties for 32.8 yards per game, ranking them 2nd among D-1 teams.
Utah State averages 24.3 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 91st in the country. In the passing department, they complete 19.8 passes per game on 35 attempts for a 56.5 percent completion percentage. They throw for 220.1 yards through the air per game, ranking them 77th in Division 1. The Aggies run for an average of 158.8 yards per game on 33.7 attempts for an average of 4.7 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 86th on the ground. They also run 68.7 plays per game and average 5.5 yards per play for a total of 378.9 yards per game, ranking them 91st in the country on offense. The Aggies get an average of 19.3 first downs per game, which ranks 102nd in the nation. They average 51.8 penalty yards per game via 6.6 penalties, ranking them 76th in college football.
Utah State allows an average of 192.3 passing yards per game, which ranks 20th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 29.1 points per contest, which has them ranked 76th in the nation. They give up 16.6 completions on 27.6 attempts for a completion percentage of 60.1 per game. The Aggies allow 192 rushing yards per contest on 44.1 carries for a 4.4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 84th in the country. Utah State allows 384.3 total yards per game for an average of 5.4 yards per play, which ranks 45th in D-1. They force 0.8 turnovers per contest and 7.8 penalties for 70.1 yards in each contest, ranking 118th in the nation.
New Mexico Betting Trends
New Mexico is 8-1-0 against the over/under this season
New Mexico has an ATS record of 4-5-0 this season
Utah State Betting Trends
Utah State is 5-4-0 against the over/under this season
Utah State has an ATS record of 3-6-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/06/16 OL Chris Lewis Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Utah 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
11/06/16 RB Devante Mays Leg injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. New Mexico
11/06/16 QB Kent Myers Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. New Mexico
10/04/16 TE Dax Raymond Back out for season
10/04/16 S Zach Swenson Leg out for season
10/01/16 S Dallin Leavitt Ankle out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Utah State
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