Fresno State Bulldogs (3-2) at New Mexico Lobos (1-5)
College Football: Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 10:30 pm (Sam Boyd Stadium)
The Line: New Mexico Lobos +12 -- Over/Under: 60.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The New Mexico Lobos battle with the Fresno State Bulldogs Saturday in week 15 MWC college football action at Dreamstyle Stadium.
The Fresno State Bulldogs look for another victory after winning three of their last four games. The Fresno State Bulldogs have won two of their last three road games. Jake Haener is completing 65.6 percent of his passes for 1,671 yards, 11 touchdowns and four interceptions. Haener has seven touchdown passes in his last three games. Jalen Cropper and Keric Wheatfall have combined for 749 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Ronnie Rivers has 27 receptions. The Fresno State Bulldogs ground game is averaging 136 yards per contest, and Ronnie Rivers leads the way with 508 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Fresno State is allowing 26.2 points and 417 yards per game. Bralyn Lux leads the Fresno State Bulldogs with 28 tackles, Kwami Jones has four sacks and Chris Gaston has two interceptions.
The New Mexico Lobos have a chance to win back-to-back games for the first time since September of 2017. The New Mexico Lobos have lost four of their last five home games. Trae Hall is completing 52.5 percent of his passes for 518 yards, zero touchdowns and three interceptions. Tevaka Tuioti and Hall have combined for four touchdowns and four interceptions. Andrew Erickson and Jordan Kress have combined for 488 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Emmanuel Logan-Greene has 23 receptions. The New Mexico Lobos ground game is averaging 178.5 yards per contest, and Bobby Cole leads the way with 410 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, New Mexico is allowing 31.5 points and 453.7 yards per game. Brandon Shook leads the New Mexico Lobos with 58 tackles, Joey Noble has two sacks and Jerrick Reed II has four interceptions.
The Bulldogs are 19-7-1 ATS in their last 27 road games and 34-16-2 ATS in their last 52 games overall. The Lobos are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 home games and 11-24 ATS in their last 35 games overall. The under is 15-7 in Bulldogs last 22 road games. The under is 5-1 in Lobos last 6 games in December. The Bulldogs are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 meetings. The favorite is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
The Fresno State Bulldogs fell apart last week against Nevada, and they're now playing their fourth straight road game, something that can tire a team out. The New Mexico Lobos haven't done much right this season, but they're coming off a win over Wyoming, their first home game of the season, and they have 27 seniors on their roster who will want to go out the right way here. Fresno State is the better team, but motivation will be a factor in this contest and I'm not too confident with the Bulldogs after last weeks effort.
It may be ugly, but New Mexico does just enough to keep this game competitive.