New Mexico Lobos vs UNLV Runnin' Rebels Prediction, 9/30/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New Mexico Lobos vs UNLV Runnin' Rebels
Date: Friday, September 30, 2022
Location: Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, NV
Odds/Point Spread: Runnin' Rebels (-15)
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels (3-1) are hosting the New Mexico Lobos (2-2) at Allegiant Stadium on Friday. New Mexico opens as 15-point dogs from oddsmakers. The total is 45.5.
The New Mexico Lobos head into this matchup 2-2 for this year. In their last matchup, the Lobos took on the LSU Tigers and went home with a loss by a final score of 38-0. Miles Kendrick finished 4/6 with 51 yds passing. He had a quarterback rating of 138.1 and finished the contest without throwing a pick. Nate Jones led the offense in rushing for the Lobos with 8 totes for 33 yards (4.1 yds per carry). At the end of the game, they tallied 33 plays for 88 yards. The New Mexico Lobos ran the ball 27 different times and accrued 37 yds, which had them averaging 1.4 yds per carry. On the ground, the Lobos gave up 219 yards on 41 tries, which is an average of 5.3 yds per run allowed. New Mexico surrendered 33 completions on 39 attempts for a total of 414 yards, and a completion percentage of 84.6%.
Concerning putting the ball in the endzone, the New Mexico Lobos have an average of 20.5 PPG. Offensively they average 129.3 yards rushing ranking this team at 99th in D-1. The Lobos have racked up 947 total yards for the season. When it comes to scoring, New Mexico has compiled 3 touchdowns through the air and 6 touchdowns via the ground. New Mexico has accounted for 54 first downs as a unit, and they have been flagged for 26 infractions for 218 yds. They have turned the football over 4 different times.
Concerning yards via the pass, the Lobos are giving up 979 yards which ranks them 84th in the country. They have yielded 244.8 yards per game through the air and conceding a completion percentage of 58.3%. Over the course of this season, they are allowing 355.5 yards/contest which ranks them 57th in the nation. They have yielded 4 touchdowns by air as well as 5 touchdowns on the ground. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.8 yards per run and 110.8 rushing yards per contest so far this season. During this campaign, they have conceded 443 rushing yards through 4 games. The Lobos are sitting in 41st in the country regarding the opposition scoring, giving up 19.8 PPG.
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The Runnin' Rebels head into this matchup 3-1 for this year. When they last stepped on the field, the Runnin' Rebels got the win with a final of 34-24 when they faced the Utah State Aggies. Aidan Robbins ran the ball 28 times for 81 yds, finishing the game with 2.9 yards per attempt for UNLV. Doug Brumfield (1 touchdown) ended the game with 217 yds on 21/31 passing while his quarterback rate was 137.2. He didn't toss any interceptions and his Y/A was 7.0. UNLV relinquished 32 rushing attempts for 94 yds (2.9 yards per rush). The Runnin' Rebels passing defense allowed a completion percentage of 66.7%, relinquishing 325 yds on 28 out of 42 passing. The Runnin' Rebels finished the contest with a total of 320 yds and they ran 73 plays (4.4 yards per play). UNLV ran the football for 2.5 yds per attempt, totaling 103 yds on 42 attempts.
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels hold an average of 439.3 yards per outing, which has them sitting 51st in college football. The UNLV offense has racked up 293 yards of penalties on 28 infractions, which ranks 37th in the country in terms of giving up free yards. Over the course of the season thus far, the Runnin' Rebels have compiled 1,039 yards through the air as well as holding an average of 259.8 passing yards per contest, which has them sitting 56th in the nation. When it comes to this team's ability to score points, the Runnin' Rebels are sitting 26th in Division 1 scoring 39.5 points per game.
UNLV has surrendered a total of 402 yards rushing (100.5 yards/game) in addition to 2 touchdowns on the ground so far this year. They have surrendered 8 touchdowns through the air as well as 274.8 yards per game, which puts them in 110th in Division 1. The Runnin' Rebels defense has taken the field for 280 plays, which is good for 80th in the country. The Runnin' Rebels are surrendering 23.0 PPG, ranking them 58th in the nation. This season, they have allowed 92 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Lobos/Runnin' Rebels college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Runnin' Rebels -15
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