Colorado State Rams vs New Mexico Lobos Prediction, 10/16/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado State Rams vs New Mexico Lobos
Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021
Location: Dreamstyle Stadium in Albuquerque, NM
Odds/Point Spread: Lobos (+10)
The New Mexico Lobos (2-4) will take on the Colorado State Rams (2-3) at Dreamstyle Stadium on Saturday. New Mexico opens this contest as 10-point underdogs. The over/under is set at 43.5.
The Colorado State Rams step onto the field holding a record of 2-3 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Rams faced off with the San Jose State Spartans and took home the win by a score of 32-14. Todd Centeio finished 19/23 with 232 yards through the air and 1 touchdown. He had a quarterback rating of 181.7 and ended the game without throwing an interception. A'Jon Vivens was the rushing leader for the Rams with 31 totes for 114 yds (3.7 yds per carry). The Colorado State Rams ran the ball 51 times and compiled 219 yards, which came out to an average of 4.3 yards per attempt. On the day, they had 74 plays which totaled 451 yds. Colorado State surrendered 11 pass completions on 22 attempts for a total of 154 yds, and a completion rate of 50.0%. On the ground, the Rams gave up 113 yards on 31 tries, which is an average of 3.6 yards per run allowed.
The Rams have earned 1,929 total yards for the season. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Colorado State has earned 5 touchdowns through the air and 5 rushing touchdowns. They have turned the football over 5 times. Colorado State has amassed 99 first downs offensively, and they have committed 34 penalties for 319 yards. As a team they hold an average of 171.2 yards via the ground game which ranks them 55th in D-1. In terms of putting points on the board, the Colorado State Rams hold an average of 22.4 PPG.
The Rams are ranked 55th in college football regarding team defense, conceding 22.0 PPG. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.3 yards per rush on the ground and 106.8 rushing yards per game on the season. Over the course of this year, they have conceded 534 rushing yards through 5 contests. When talking about passing yardage, the Rams have conceded 1,110 yards which has them sitting in 48th in college football. They have conceded 222.0 yards per contest through the air and giving up a completion percentage of 60.8%. In total, they have surrendered 328.8 yards/contest putting them at 48th in Division 1. They have yielded 8 touchdowns by air as well as 6 touchdowns pounding the rock.
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The Lobos head into this matchup 2-4 for this season. When they last stepped on the gridiron, the Lobos took a loss by a final score of 31-7 when they played the San Diego State Aztecs. Terry Wilson walked away from the game with 127 yds on 13/25 through the air while his QB rating was 86.7. He tossed 1 pick and his Y/A was 5.1. Aaron Dumas carried the ball 11 times for 77 yards, walking away from the game with 7.0 yds per carry for New Mexico. New Mexico ran the ball for 1.9 yards per tote, finishing the game with 66 yds on 34 carries. The Lobos finished the game with 193 yds while they ran 61 plays (3.2 yds per play). The Lobos passing defense conceded a completion percentage of 48.0%, surrendering 133 yds on 12 out of 25 through the air. New Mexico conceded 43 rushing attempts for 203 yards (4.7 yards per rush).
When looking at the points being put on the board, the Lobos are ranking 128th in D-1 holding an average of 15.2 points per game. For the year thus far, the Lobos have compiled 1,064 yards through the air as well as holding an average of 177.3 passing yards per contest, which has them ranked 112th in college football. The New Mexico Lobos maintain an average of 282.7 yards/game, which is good for 125th in the nation. The New Mexico offense has compiled 375 yards of penalties on 45 violations, which is good for 19th in Division 1 in terms of helping out the other team.
The Lobos are surrendering 27.5 points per contest, which has them 95th in D-1. New Mexico has yielded a total of 916 rushing yards (152.7 yards per game) and 11 touchdowns rushing on the year. Over the course of the season, they have allowed 165 points in total. They have allowed 7 touchdowns from the passing game as well as 194.3 yards/outing, which has them sitting 44th in the country. The Lobos defense has been on the field for 410 plays, which is 97th in college football.
Who will win tonight's Rams/Lobos college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Lobos +10
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