Boise State Broncos vs New Mexico Lobos Prediction, 9/9/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Boise State Broncos vs New Mexico Lobos
Date: Friday, September 9, 2022
Location: University Stadium in Albuquerque, NM
Odds/Point Spread: Lobos (+17)
The New Mexico Lobos (1-0) are hosting the Boise State Broncos (0-1) at University Stadium on Friday. Boise State opens as 17-point favorites from oddsmakers. The total is 46.5.
The Boise State Broncos come into this matchup with a record of 0-1 for this year. The last time they took the field, the Broncos took the field against the Oregon State Beavers and ended up losing by a score of 34-17. Taylen Green went 19/28 with 155 yards passing. He had a quarterback rating of 107.2 and walked away from the game with 1 pick. Taylen Green was the leader on the ground for the Broncos with 11 attempts for 102 yards (9.3 yards per carry). When all was said and done, they ran 67 plays which gave them 311 yds. The Boise State Broncos ended up rushing 31 different times and tallied 126 yards, which earned them an average of 4.1 yds per attempt. Against the run, the Broncos conceded 178 yds on 37 tries, which is 4.8 yds per run allowed. Boise State surrendered 15 completions on 24 attempts for 292 yds, and a completion rate of 62.5%.
The Broncos earned 4,618 total yards over the course of last year. Boise State amassed 20 passing touchdowns and 16 rushing touchdowns. They turned the football over 16 times. Boise State earned 264 1st downs as an offense, and they were called for 59 penalties for 596 yards. As a team they maintained an average of 124.3 yds on the ground, ranking them 100th in Division 1. Concerning putting the ball in the endzone, the Boise State Broncos had an average of 29.2 PPG.
In terms of passing yards, the Broncos allowed 2,483 yds which put them in 19th in Division 1. In their 12 games played last year, they surrendered 206.9 yards per game via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 58.1%. They surrendered 365.6 yards per contest putting them 45th in the country. They allowed 12 touchdowns via the pass as well as 14 touchdowns on the ground. They gave up 4.0 yards per running attempt and 158.7 rushing yards per contest last year. During the campaign, they gave up 1,904 rushing yards through 12 outings. The Broncos ranked 12th in college football regarding their opponents scoring, conceding 19.0 PPG.
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The Lobos come into this matchup with a record of 1-0 this season. When they last played, the Lobos walked away with a victory by a final of 41-0 when they played the Maine Black Bears. Sherod White ran the football 13 times for 58 yds, finishing the game with 4.5 yards per attempt for New Mexico. Miles Kendrick (2 TDs) finished the contest with 170 yards on 14/17 passing while his QB rate was 181.6. He had 2 interceptions and his Y/A was 10.0. New Mexico allowed 20 running attempts for 22 yds (1.1 yds per rush). The Lobos passing defense allowed a completion rate of 44.4%, relinquishing 96 yds on 12 out of 27 through the air. The Lobos finished the contest with 437 yards while running 73 plays (6.0 yards per play). New Mexico rushed for 4.8 yds per carry, finishing with 267 yds on 56 carries.
The New Mexico Lobos held an average of 235.3 yards per outing, ranking them 130th in D-1. The New Mexico offense racked up 685 penalty yds on 83 violations, which was good for 52nd in D-1 in terms of hurting your team. Last year, the Lobos had a total of 1,369 passing yards together with averaging 114.1 throwing yards per outing, ranking them 127th in the country. Concerning their scoring prowess, the Lobos earned a ranking of 130th in college football maintaining an average of 12.2 points per contest.
The Lobos relinquished 28.4 points per game, ranking them 85th in D-1. New Mexico allowed the opposition a total of 1,732 yards rushing (144.3 yards per contest) and 17 touchdowns via the rush last season. Last season, they allowed 341 points in total. They yielded 19 touchdowns via the pass as well as 219.6 yards per game, which had them ranked 54th in Division 1. The Lobos defense was on the field for 814 plays, which had them ranked 32nd in college football.
Who will win tonight's Broncos/Lobos college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Lobos +17
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