New Mexico Lobos 2020 Win Total - College Football Pick, Odds and Prediction

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Breaking Down the New Mexico Lobos Win Total

2020 College Football Season

New Mexico Lobos: 3.5 Wins -- Title Odds: 500/1

New Mexico had a pretty abysmal football season in 2019. The Lobos finished at just 2-10 overall and 0-8 in the Mountain West, leaving the team in the basement of the conference. New Mexico will attempt to pull themselves back together in 2020, racking up a few more wins and rebuilding the program toward relevance once again. Get Free College Football Picks and College Football Predictions for every game all season long at Sports Chat Place. 

Let’s take a closer look at New Mexico’s current status and break down their chances at hitting four wins this year. 

2019 is a year that Lobos fans will want to forget. The team started off well enough at 2-1, but then lost nine games to finish out the season, many of them being outright blowouts. New Mexico plays in the tougher division of the Mountain West right now, and the team is going to have to make some big strides in order to be competitive. The unsatisfactory results last season led to New Mexico parting ways with head coach Bob Davie, who finished with an eight-year record of 35-64. 

2020 will be the first season under head coach Danny Gonzales, who brings in offensive coordinator Derek Warehime and DC Rocky Long. The good news is that the new crew gets more than 30 seniors on the roster, and Long has a history of getting immediate results from his players. The defense in New Mexico should see a big improvement this season, which will help the team immensely. 

One major issue working against the Lobos this season is the tough schedule. New Mexico will see some very talented teams in Mississippi State, USC, Boise State, Air Force and Wyoming. That means the Lobos will have to take full advantage of easier teams like Idaho State and New Mexico State in order to hit their win total. It’ll be a difficult season in some spots, but there are certainly 4-7 potential victories on the schedule. 

Pick: I like the over here. Four wins seems absolutely doable for New Mexico, even with this tough schedule. Victories over Idaho State, New Mexico State, Colorado, Hawaii and Nevada are there for the taking, and if this new coaching staff can get the team off to a good start the Lobos could even flirt with bowl eligibility this season. I’m a little more reserved on New Mexico’s chances this year—four or five wins seems about right—but we should certainly see some major steps forward for a team on the rise. 

2020 New Mexico Lobos Football Schedule 

Day, Date                                      Opponent

Saturday, August 29                        Idaho State 

Saturday, September 5                    at Mississippi State 

Saturday, September 12                  at USC  

Saturday, September 19                  at New Mexico State 

Saturday, September 26                  OPEN  

Saturday, October 3                        UMass  

Saturday, October 10                      at Colorado State      

Saturday, October 17                      Nevada 

Saturday, October 24                      at Utah State  

Saturday, October 31                      San Jose State   

Saturday, November 7                    at Hawaii      

Saturday, November 14                  Boise State   

Saturday, November 21                  at Air Force    

Saturday, November 28                  Wyoming    

Saturday, December 5                    MWC Championship

Andrew’s Pick Over 3.5 Wins

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.