Fresno State Bulldogs vs. New Mexico Lobos Pick-Odds-Prediction - 11/23/13
New Mexico Lobos (3-7) at Fresno State Bulldogs (9-0)
College Football: Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 4:00 pm (Bulldog Stadium)
The Line: Fresno State Bulldogs -31 -- Over/Under: 65 See the Latest Odds
The New Mexico Lobos look to hand the Fresno State Bulldogs their first loss on Saturday.
Record aside, I like the way New Mexico goes about their business with the second ranked rushing attak in the land that averages close to 325 yards. On the other hand their defense has given up nearly 500 yards and 40 points which would be tough to over come for even the best offensive teams in the game. Proof was in the Lobos 66-42 loss to Colorado State where UNM was simply out scored. Not surprisingly the Rams piled up almost 650 yards and New Mexico 527 yards in a track meet. The Lobos received 278 rushing yards with Crusoe Gongbay totaling 98 yards and Cole Gautsche adding 60 to lead seven runners. Gautsche threw for 133 yards with two scores and a pair of picks with Clayton Mitchem tossing for another 116 yards which is prolific for a team that never throws.
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Fresno State's bid for a perfect season has boiled down to a pair of regular season games and a Bowl. The Bulldogs don't get as much respect as some of the bigger names might because they play in the Mountain West but suffice to say this is an explosive offense that approaches 550 yards and 44 points. The scoring was front page news once again in a 48-10 rout of Wyoming with 600 yards and 32 first downs with the ability to both run and throw. Josh Quezada paced the running attack with 105 yards on 16 carries with Marteze Waller adding 51. However it was the aerial show of Derek Carr that stole the show with his 360 yards and four touchdowns with Josh Harper hauling in nine throws for 159 yards. Not to be ignored was the defense that allowed only 296 yards and forced two turnovers.
The line is all over the place from 7 to over 30 so I won't mess with that right now until it settles. In the mean time perhaps the over will be the best play regardless...