MWC Picks: Air Force vs New Mexico 11/20/20 College Football Picks, Odds, Predictions

MWC Picks: Air Force vs New Mexico  11/20/20 College Football Picks, Odds, Predictions Photo by Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

New Mexico Lobos (0-3) at Air Force Falcons (0-2)

College Football: Friday, November 20, 2020 at 9:30 pm (Falcon Stadium)

The Line: Air Force Falcons -10.5 -- Over/Under: 56 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The New Mexico Lobos and Air Force Falcons meet Friday Night in week 12 Mountain West Conference college football action at Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs.

The New Mexico Lobos look for their first road victory to rebound from a rough 0-3 start. The New Mexico Lobos haven’t won a road game since October of 2018. Tevaka Tuioti is completing 56.1 percent of his passes for 475 yards, four touchdowns and one interception. Tuioti and Trae Hall have combined for four touchdowns and three interceptions. Jordan Kress and Emmanuel Logan-Greene have combined for 325 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Andrew Erickson has seven receptions. The New Mexico Lobos ground game is averaging 189.6 yards per contest, and Bobby Cole leads the way with 226 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, New Mexico is allowing 34.7 points and 491.3 yards per game. Tavian Combs leads the New Mexico Lobos with 24 tackles, Joey Noble has two sacks and Jerrick Reed II has three interceptions.

The Air Force Falcons haven’t played in three weeks and are looking to get back to a .500 record. The Air Force Falcons have won seven of their last eight home games. Haaziq Daniels is completing 50 percent of his passes for 133 yards, one touchdown and zero interceptions. Daniels enters this game with 26 career pass attempts under his belt. Kyle Patterson and Brandon Lewis have combined for 142 receiving yards and one touchdown while Rhett Harms has one reception. The Air Force Falcons ground game is averaging 330 yards per contest, and Timothy Jackson leads the way with 178 yards on 34 carries. Defensively, Air Force is allowing 24.3 points and 331.3 yards per game. Elisha Palm leads the Air Force Falcons with 19 tackles, George Silvanic has 1.5 sacks and Corvan Taylor has one interception.

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The Lobos are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 road games, 6-17 ATS in their last 23 conference games and 10-22 ATS in their last 32 games overall. The Falcons are 10-22-1 ATS in their last 33 conference games, 13-6-1 ATS in their last 20 games on grass and 4-11 ATS vs. a team with a losing record. The over is 3-1-1 in Lobos last 5 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Falcons last 5 games overall. The Lobos are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Air Force and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 meetings.

The New Mexico Lobos have been competitive despite their 0-3 start, they just don't play much defense and it's made it tough to finish games and come away with a positive result. The Air Force Falcons have been solid defensively through three games and have the best rushing attack in college football, but they haven't played in three weeks and it's going to be interesting to see how the team responds from such a long layoff. With that said, I'll still lay the chalk with Air Force, the much more balanced team. New Mexico doesn't play much defense and will have trouble slowing down this Falcons rushing attack.

Give me Air Force in a comfortable home win.

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Randy’s Pick Air Force Falcons -10.5

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