San Diego State Aztecs vs New Mexico Lobos Prediction, 11/18/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Diego State Aztecs vs New Mexico Lobos
Date: Friday, November 18, 2022
Location: University Stadium in Albuquerque, NM
Odds/Point Spread: Lobos (+14.5)
The New Mexico Lobos (2-8) will play the San Diego State Aztecs (6-4) at University Stadium on Friday. San Diego State opens this contest as 14.5-point favorites. The over/under is 40.
The San Diego State Aztecs step onto the field holding a record of 6-4 this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Aztecs faced the San Jose State Spartans and notched a win by a score of 43-27. Jalen Mayden was the leader on the ground for the Aztecs with 13 totes for 61 yds (4.7 yards per attempt). Jalen Mayden finished 17/22 with 268 yards through the air and 3 TDs. He had a QB rate of 215.5 and ended the game with 1 pick. In the running game, the Aztecs gave up 28 yds on 21 attempts, which calculates to 1.3 yds per run allowed. San Diego State relinquished 19 completions on 33 attempts for a total of 195 yds, and a completion percentage of 57.6%. For the game, they had 68 plays which gave them a total of 425 yards. The San Diego State Aztecs rushed the ball a total of 45 different times and had 157 yds, which came out to an average of 3.5 yards per tote.
Concerning putting the ball in the endzone, the San Diego State Aztecs hold an average of 21.9 points per game. Offensively they have an average of 163.3 yards rushing which ranks them 57th in the country. The Aztecs have racked up 3,214 yards in total for the season. With reference to distribution of touchdowns, San Diego State has earned 11 touchdowns through the air and 9 touchdowns on the ground. San Diego State has amassed 165 first downs as a team, and they have committed 76 penalties for 593 yards. They have surrendered the ball 16 different times.
In terms of passing yards, the Aztecs are giving up 2,353 yards which ranks them 78th in college football. They have conceded 235.3 yards per contest through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 61.4%. In total, they are surrendering 353.1 yards per game putting them at 39th in the country. They have given up 19 touchdowns by air as well as 11 touchdowns pounding the rock. They are allowing an average of 3.8 yards per tote and 117.8 yards on the ground per contest this year. In total, they have allowed 1,178 rushing yards through 10 games. The Aztecs are sitting in 37th in Division 1 concerning team defense, allowing 21.9 PPG.
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The Lobos step onto the field holding a record of 2-8 for this season. When they last stepped on the gridiron, the Lobos took a loss by a score of 35-3 against the Air Force Falcons. Christian Washington carried the rock 7 times for 24 yards, finishing the contest with 3.4 yards per carry for New Mexico. Justin Holaday finished the game with 128 yds on 10/21 through the air while his quarterback rating was 98.8. He didn't toss any picks and his Y/A was 6.1. New Mexico gave up 70 attempts on the ground for 421 yards (6.0 yds per carry). The Lobos secondary gave up a completion percentage of 100.0%, relinquishing 42 yds on 2 for 2 through the air. The Lobos finished the game with 172 yards while they ran 46 plays (3.7 yards per play). New Mexico rushed the football for 1.8 yds per attempt, totaling 44 yds on 25 attempts.
When looking at how much they score, the Lobos are ranked 129th in Division 1 scoring 14.7 points per contest. For the season to this point, the Lobos have a total of 1,085 passing yards in addition to an average of 108.5 passing yards per outing, which has them ranked 127th in the country. The New Mexico Lobos average 239.5 yards per contest, which is good for 131st in college football. The New Mexico offense has totaled 546 yds of penalties on 64 infractions, which ranks 61st in Division 1 in terms of helping out the other team.
The Lobos are giving up 25.5 points per game, which has them 61st in D-1. New Mexico has surrendered a total of 1,639 yards rushing (163.9 yards per outing) in addition to 17 touchdowns via the rush for the year. In total, they have allowed 255 total points. They have given up 11 touchdowns through the air in addition to 192.1 yards per outing, which has them in 26th in Division 1. The Lobos defense has participated in 657 plays, which is good for 39th in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's Aztecs/Lobos college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Aztecs -14.5
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