New Mexico Lobos vs Boise State Broncos Prediction, 11/20/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New Mexico Lobos vs Boise State Broncos
Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021
Location: Albertsons Stadium in Boise, ID
Odds/Point Spread: Broncos (-27)
The Boise State Broncos (6-4) will try to beat the New Mexico Lobos (3-7) at Albertsons Stadium on Saturday. New Mexico opens this matchup as 27-point underdogs. The over/under is 47.5.
The New Mexico Lobos head into this game 3-7 for this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Lobos faced the Fresno State Bulldogs and went home with a loss by a final score of 31-7. Isaiah Chavez went 2/7 with 34 yards through the air. He had a quarterback rate of 40.8 and walked away from the contest with 1 pick. Aaron Dumas was the rushing leader for the Lobos with 23 carries for 143 yds (6.2 yds per attempt). In all, they tallied 46 plays which totaled 196 yds. The New Mexico Lobos ran the rock 38 times and had 162 yds, which had them averaging 4.3 yards per tote. When it came to stopping the run, the Lobos conceded 77 yds on 28 attempts, which is 2.8 yds per run allowed. New Mexico conceded 20 pass completions on 33 attempts for 227 yards, and a completion rate of 60.6%.
The Lobos have tallied 2,526 yards in total over the course of this season. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, New Mexico has totaled 9 passing touchdowns and 5 touchdowns on the ground. They have surrendered the football 16 different times. New Mexico has compiled 140 first downs as a team, and they have been flagged for 71 infractions for 582 yards. As a unit they're maintaining an average of 126.4 yards on the ground which ranks them 102nd in college football. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the New Mexico Lobos have an average of 13.6 PPG.
Regarding passing yardage, the Lobos have conceded 2,129 yards which ranks them 58th in D-1. They are allowing 212.9 yards per game via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 55.1%. In total, they have given up 349.0 yards per contest which has them ranked 51st in Division 1. They have surrendered 13 touchdowns through the air in addition to 16 touchdowns on the ground. They are giving up an average of 3.5 yards per run and 136.1 yards on the ground per game so far this year. During this campaign, they have given up 1,361 yards via the running game in 10 games. The Lobos are sitting in 84th in D-1 in terms of the opposition scoring, giving up 26.9 PPG.
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The Broncos come into this matchup with a record of 6-4 for this season. When they last stepped on the gridiron, the Broncos walked away with a victory by a final of 23-14 when they faced the Wyoming Cowboys. Hank Bachmeier (1 touchdown) finished the game with 225 yards on 23/32 passing while his QB rate was 135.3. He didn't toss any picks and his Y/A was 7.0. George Holani ran the ball 20 times for 102 yds, finishing the game with 5.1 yards per carry for Boise State. The Broncos finished the contest with 385 yds while running 70 plays (5.5 yards per play). Boise State ended up running for 4.2 yds per attempt, finishing with 160 yds on 38 carries. Boise State relinquished 27 rush attempts for 77 yards (2.9 yards per rush). The Broncos passing defense gave up a completion percentage of 57.9%, surrendering 279 yds on 22 for 38 through the air.
The Boise State Broncos maintain an average of 386.7 yards per outing, ranking them 79th in Division 1. The Boise State offense has accrued 501 yds of penalties on 51 infractions, which ranks 102nd in the nation in terms of giving up free yards. During the season thus far, the Broncos have thrown for a total of 2,712 yards through the air together with holding an average of 271.2 throwing yards per outing, which ranks 30th in college football. When discussing putting points on the board, the Broncos are ranking 58th in the country scoring 29.7 points per game.
The Broncos are allowing 20.1 points per game, which has them ranked 34th in the nation. Boise State has allowed the opposition a total of 1,702 rushing yards (170.2 yards/game) as well as 12 touchdowns via the rush for the season. This year, they have surrendered 201 points. They have given up 11 touchdowns via the pass as well as 217.5 yards per game, which has them in 59th in the country. The Broncos defense has taken the field for 676 plays, which is good for 68th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Lobos/Broncos college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Lobos +27
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