New Mexico at Boise State College Football Picks & Predictions 9/15/2017
Thursday, September 14, 2017
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The New Mexico Lobos travel to Albertsons Stadium to take on the Boise State Broncos on Thursday, September 14, 2017. The opening line for this game has Boise State as 17.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 60. The Lobos have an ATS record of 0-2-0 while their over/under record is 0-2-0. The Broncos have an over/under record of 1-1-0 and they are 2-0-0 against the spread.
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Valuable New Mexico Lobos Betting Trends
The New Mexico Lobos are 0-2-0 against the over/under
The New Mexico Lobos are 0-2-0 against the spread
Important Boise State Broncos Betting Trends
The Boise State Broncos are 1-1-0 against the over/under
The Boise State Broncos are 2-0-0 against the spread
Key New Mexico Lobos Injuries
09/08/17 WR Emmanuel Harris Knee out for season
Key Boise State Broncos Injuries
09/10/17 OL Archie Lewis Knee "?" Thursday vs. New Mexico
09/10/17 DE Austin Silsby Undisclosed "?" Thursday vs. New Mexico
09/10/17 QB Brett Rypien Head left last game, "?" Thursday vs. New Mexico
08/28/17 LB Blake Whitlock Shoulder out for season
08/24/17 S Evan Tyler ACL out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The New Mexico Lobos are 56th in Division 1 in points scored with 66. They have run 133 plays this season for 911 yards, which ranks them 57th in the nation in total offense. The Lobos average 6.8 yards per play, which is 27th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 42 1st downs this year, placing them 63rd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground New Mexico has run for 435 yards as a team, which ranks 38th in the country. They've run 77 times, averaging 5.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Lobos have been penalized on offense 17 times for 133 yards so far this season, which has them 23rd in the nation in penalties. Lamar Jordan has thrown for 316 yards this season. He has completed 21 passes on 36 attempts for a completion percentage of 58.3%. His quarterback rating this year is 130.1. He averages 8.8 yards per pass attempt and 6.8 adjusted yards per throw.
New Mexico is 61st in the nation in points allowed on defense with 44. They have surrendered a total of 782 yards on D, which is 82nd in Division 1. The Lobos are ranked 51st in yards per play allowed with 4.9. Opposing offenses have completed 69 passes on 112 attempts against the New Mexico Lobos defense this season, placing them 125th and 127th in the country. The New Mexico pass defense has also given up a total of 675 yards through the air, which is 119th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 47 attempts for 107 yards this year, putting them in 10th place in D-1 against the run. The Lobos have committed 16 penalties for 130 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 87th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
New Mexico is ranked 97th in the nation in punt returns with 2. They've accumulated 4 punt return yards and average 2 yards per return, which is 98th in college football. They have returned 4 kicks for 87 yards on special teams, ranking 76th in kick return yardage. The Lobos average 22 yards per kick return and they are 59th in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,002. The New Mexico Lobos have attempted 3 field goals this season and made 3, which is 37th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 100%. New Mexico Lobos kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 5 for 5 this year. Their punters have totaled 438 yards on 9 punts, averaging 49 yards per punt. That places them 10th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Broncos have run for 315 yards as a team, which ranks 68th in the nation. They've run 86 times, averaging 3.7 yards per rush as a unit. The Broncos have been penalized on offense 12 times for 81 yards so far this year, which has them 52nd in the country in penalties. They are 50th in Division 1 in points scored with 68. They have run 146 plays this year for 762 yards, which ranks them 68th in the nation in total offense. The Boise State Broncos average 5.2 yards per play, which is 91st in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 38 1st downs this season, ranking them 81st overall as an offensive unit. Brett Rypien has completed 20 throws while attempting 31 passes for a completion percentage of 64.5%. He has passed for 236 yards this year. He averages 6.2 adjusted yards per throw and 7.6 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 122.
The Boise State Broncos rush defense has given up 56 attempts for 98 yards this season, putting them in 8th place in the country against the run. They have had 13 penalties for 115 yards on defense this year. That places them 70th in Division 1. Boise State is 93rd in college football in points surrendered on defense with 60. They have given up a total of 670 yards on D, which is 59th in the nation. The Broncos are 29th in yards per play allowed with 4.3. Opponent offenses have completed 66 throws on 101 attempts against the Boise State defense this season, ranking them 123rd and 121st in the country. The Boise State Broncos pass defense has also surrendered a total of 572 yards in the air, which is 98th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Boise State Broncos have tried 4 field goals this year and made 4, which is 12th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 100%. Boise State kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 8 for 8 this season. Their punters have accumulated 363 yards on 9 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That ranks them 82nd in the NCAA in punting average. Boise State is 2nd in the country in punt returns with 8. They've totaled 128 punt return yards and average 16 yards per return, which is 17th in D-1. They have returned 6 kicks for 168 yards on special teams, which puts them 28th in kick return yardage. The Broncos average 28 yards per kick return and they are 41st in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,058.
Who will win tonight's Lobos/Broncos college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Lobos +17.5
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