Fresno State Bulldogs vs New Mexico Lobos Prediction, 12/12/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Fresno State Bulldogs vs New Mexico Lobos
Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020
Location: Sam Boyd Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Fresno State (-11.5)
Jake Haener and the Fresno State Bulldogs (3-2) travel to Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the New Mexico Lobos (1-5). Fresno State opens this contest as 11.5-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 60.5.
The last time they played, the Fresno State Bulldogs went up against the Nevada Wolf Pack and went home in defeat by a score of 37-26. Jake Haener went 41/65 with 485 yards via the pass and tossed 2 TD's. He finished the game without throwing an interception. Ronnie Rivers paced the team in rushing for that contest. He broke a long run for 17 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He scurried for 69 yards by way of 14 carries which had him averaging 4.9 yards per run. Keric Wheatfall was the receiving yardage leader by earning 113 yards on 6 receptions. He averaged 18.8 yards per catch for that contest.
In terms of getting in the endzone, the Fresno State Bulldogs have an average of 31.6 points per contest. Offensively they maintain an average of 136.0 yards rushing ranking them 89th in Division 1. The Bulldogs have earned 2,468 total yards for the season. With reference to scoring touchdowns, Fresno State has amassed 11 touchdowns via the pass and 10 rushing touchdowns. When talking about yards through the air, the Bulldogs have given up 1,110 yds which puts them in 37th in the nation. During this campaign, they have yielded 417.0 yards per outing which ranks them 82nd in the country. The Bulldogs rank 60th in college football regarding the opposition scoring, giving up 26.2 points per game. The opposition is running for an average of 5.0 yards per rushing attempt and 195.0 yards on the ground per game so far this year. During their 5 games, they have surrendered 222.0 yards per outing through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 53.2%. In total, they have conceded 975 yards via the running game in 5 outings.
Jake Haener has connected on 133 of his career 202 throws for a completion percentage of 65.8%. He is throwing for 222.3 yds per outing. For his career, Haener has thrown for 1,778 yards with 12 touchdowns and 5 picks. He has a quarterback rating of 154.4 with a touchdown percentage of 5.9% and an interception percentage of 2.5%. Since he has been in college, he has attempted running the football 48 different times for a total of 72 yards.
In their last outing, the New Mexico Lobos took on the Wyoming Cowboys and notched a win by a score of 17-16. Bobby Cole paced the team on the ground in this game. He had a long run of 36 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for a total of 131 yards on 22 carries which means he ran for an average of 6.0 yards per tote. Bobby Cole was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 53 yards on 2 receptions. He averaged 26.5 yards per reception in this game. Isaiah Chavez went 5/10 with 55 yards by way of the pass and threw 1 touchdown. He walked away from this game with no interceptions.
During the season so far, the Lobos have thrown for a total of 1,190 yards through the air as well as an average of 198.3 throwing yards per outing, ranking them 93rd in college football. The New Mexico Lobos are averaging 376.8 yards per game which has them sitting 81st in the country. They hold an average of 178.5 yards per game via the rush and have toted the ball for 1,071 yards for this year. When discussing the points being put on the board, the Lobos currently sit 113th in D-1 averaging 19.7 points per contest. The Lobos are conceding 31.5 PPG, which has them sitting 91st in D-1. Over the course of the season, they have surrendered 189 points. New Mexico has conceded a total of 1,092 yards via the ground game (182.0 yards/game) in addition to 7 touchdowns by way of the ground game this season. They have conceded 15 touchdowns through the air in addition to 271.8 yards per outing, which has them ranked 121st in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's Bulldogs/Lobos college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Bulldogs -11.5
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