Air Force Falcons vs. New Mexico Lobos Pick-Odds-Prediction - 10/18/14
New Mexico Lobos (2-4) at Air Force Falcons (4-2)
College Football: Saturday
The Line: Air Force Falcons -12 -- Over/Under: 56.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT Sports
The Air Force Falcons welcome the New Mexico Lobos to Falcon Stadium in a week eight tilt.
The New Mexico Lobos had a golden opportunity to be a factor in the Mountain West race with a win over visiting San Diego State in week seven but after 60 minutes no offense doomed them to a 24-14 defeat to drop their record to 2-4. I would make the claim the defense played reasonably well despite allowing 470 yards but to their credit this unit recovered a pair of fumbles and intercepted two passes and gave up just 24 points but received nothing from the offensive fide of the football. The Lobos mustered only 263 yards and 15 first downs some ability to run with Jhurell Pressley and Lamar Jordan combining for 97 yards on 17 carries but that wasn't enough to move the chains with any consistency. Thhe passing game didn't move the chains either with Jordan hitting 8-18 for 97 yards with 45 yards coming on a 45 yard touchdown to Carlos Wiggins.
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The Air Force Falcons were flying high (no pun intended) with three consecutive victories heading in to Utah State as a seven point underdog which I thought was a decent amount of points. However after just one quarter I knew the Falcons were overmatched and the final score of 34-17 agrees with that statement. The Aggies totaled 388 yards with most coming in the first 30 minutes where USU led 31-6. The option didn't do a lot of damage with a grand total of 155 yards and just three yards per carry. Jacobi Owens was the only runner of note with 54 yards on 14 carries which wasn't enough to worry the Utah State defense. The Falcons did put the ball in the air more then we are accustomed to seeing wwith Kale Pearson going 9-18 for 169 yards and an interception while Nick Romine connected on 6-11 for 55 yards and a pick but again this was not enough to move the chains consistently.
New Mexico is 0-5 ATS in the last five after allowing more then 450 yards in the previous game, 1-6 ATS in the last seven on grass with the under going 5-1 after gaining less then 275 yards in their previous outing. The Falcons are 1-6 ATS in the last seven following a SU loss with the over going 4-0 in the last four of a SU defeat. Head to head the road team is 4-1 in the last five meetings while the Lobos are 3-7 in the last ten match ups.
I honestly don't know where Air Force stands this season regardless of what happens against New Mexico although a poor effort versus the Lobos would not be a good thing because UNM doesn't have a lot going for them. I'm taking the points because I'm not sure of what AFA is yet...