New Mexico vs. Arizona - 12/19/15 College Football New Mexico Bowl Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Wildcats (6-6) at New Mexico Lobos (7-5)
College Football: Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 2:00 pm (University Stadium)
The Line: New Mexico Lobos +10 -- Over/Under: 63 See the Latest Odds
The Arizona Wildcats and New Mexico Lobos meet Saturday afternoon in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl.
The Arizona Wildcats look to win their third bowl game in the last four years. Jerrard Randall is completing 49.5 percent of his passes for 518 yards, five touchdowns and three interceptions. Randall has just 98 career pass attempts. Cayleb Jones and Johnny Jackson have combined for 1,334 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while Nate Phillips has 41 receptions. The Arizona Wildcats ground game is averaging 226 yards per contest, and Nick Wilson leads the way with 725 yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, Arizona is allowing 35.7 points and 463.3 yards per game. Will Parks leads the Wildcats with 72 tackles, Jamar Allah has two interceptions and Reggie Gilbert has 3.5 sacks. Freddie Tagaloa and Anu Solomon are questionable.
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The New Mexico Lobos look for their first bowl victory since the 2007 season. Lamar Jordan is completing 53.2 percent of his passes for 935 yards, four touchdowns and six interceptions. Jordan has zero touchdown passes in his last three games. Dameon Gamblin and Reece White have combined for 654 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Delane Hart-Johnson has 10 receptions. The New Mexico Lobos ground game is averaging 246.5 yards per contest, and Jhurell Pressley leads the way with 846 yards and 11 touchdowns. Defensively, New Mexico is allowing 27 points and 431.9 yards per game. Dakota Cox leads the Lobos with 88 tackles, Markel Byrd has three interceptions and Maurice Daniels has 5.5 sacks.
Arizona heads into this game with losses in four of its last five games and doesn't have an answer at quarterback with Solomon banged up. Meanwhile, New Mexico is a tough team to prepare for with its ground attack and has been far more consistent throughout the year. Have to think the Lobos also have the crowd advantage here.
I really like the points here, as New Meixco will even have a shot to win late.