Fresno State Bulldogs vs New Mexico Lobos Prediction, 10/22/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Fresno State Bulldogs vs New Mexico Lobos
Date: Saturday, October 22, 2022
Location: University Stadium in Albuquerque, NM
Odds/Point Spread: Lobos (+13)
The New Mexico Lobos (2-5) will try to beat the Fresno State Bulldogs (2-4) at University Stadium on Saturday. New Mexico opens this matchup as 13-point dogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under has been set at 43.
The Fresno State Bulldogs come into this game with a record of 2-4 for this year. In their last contest, the Bulldogs took the field against the San Jose State Spartans and went home with a win by a final score of 17-10. Logan Fife went 22/32 with 230 yds through the air and 1 TD. He had a QB rating of 133.2 and finished the game with 1 interception. Jordan Mims was the best rusher for the Bulldogs with 16 carries for 71 yds (4.4 yards per carry). The Fresno State Bulldogs ran the football 36 different times and amassed 104 yards, earning them an average of 2.9 yds per attempt. At the end of the game, they ran 68 plays which totaled 334 yards. Fresno State surrendered 22 pass completions on 46 attempts for a total of 294 yards, and a completion rate of 47.8%. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Bulldogs gave up 37 yds on 23 tries, which averages out to 1.6 yds per run allowed.
The Bulldogs have tallied 2,218 total yards over the course of this year. In terms of getting in the endzone, Fresno State has earned 5 touchdowns through the air and 9 touchdowns via the ground. They have turned the ball over 10 different times. Fresno State has amassed 126 1st downs, and they have been called for 30 infractions for 271 yds. Offensively they average 117.2 yards on the ground which has them sitting 103rd in the country. When it comes to scoring points, the Fresno State Bulldogs are averaging 22.5 PPG.
In terms of yards through the air, the Bulldogs are allowing 1,265 yards which has them sitting in 26th in the nation. They have allowed 210.8 yards per contest through the air in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 54.5%. During this campaign, they are allowing 386.3 yards per game putting them 77th in the nation. They have surrendered 8 touchdowns via the pass as well as 11 touchdowns via the ground game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.5 yards per run and 175.5 rushing yards per contest for the campaign. For the season, they have allowed 1,053 rushing yards through 6 games. The Bulldogs are sitting in 65th in Division 1 when it comes to the opposition scoring, giving up 26.0 points per game.
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The Lobos head into this game 2-5 for this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Lobos took a defeat with a final score of 21-9 when they faced the New Mexico State Aggies. Miles Kendrick finished the game with 160 yards on 19/30 through the air while his QB rating was 101.5. He threw 1 pick and his average yards per attempt was 5.3. Christian Washington carried the rock 14 times for 64 yards, ending the contest with 4.6 yards per carry for New Mexico. New Mexico ran for 2.6 yards per tote, finishing with a total of 109 yds on 42 carries. The Lobos finished the game with 269 yards while running 72 plays (3.7 yds per play). The Lobos passing defense conceded a completion rate of 58.8%, surrendering 119 yards on 10 out of 17 passing. New Mexico relinquished 31 run attempts for 106 yards (3.4 yds per rush).
When it comes to the points being put on the board, the Lobos currently sit 121st in the country averaging 17.9 PPG. During this campaign to this point, the Lobos have compiled 864 passing yards along with an average of 123.4 passing yards per contest, which has them ranked 124th in the nation. The New Mexico Lobos average 261.0 yards per game, which has them ranked 127th in the country. The New Mexico offense has totaled 425 yds of penalties on 51 infractions, which has them ranked 15th in the country in terms of hurting your team.
New Mexico has allowed the opposition a total of 802 yards rushing (114.6 yards per game) and 8 touchdowns via the rush so far this year. They have allowed 8 touchdowns via the pass and 215.0 yards per game, which has them ranked 48th in the country. The Lobos defense has participated in 432 plays, which is good for 52nd in the nation. The Lobos are surrendering 22.6 points per game, which puts them 42nd in Division 1. This year, they have given up 158 total points.
Who will win tonight's Bulldogs/Lobos college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Bulldogs -13
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