Colorado State vs New Mexico 11/25/22 College Football Picks, Predictions, Odds

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The New Mexico Lobos and the Colorado State Rams meet in college football action from Canvas Stadium on Friday afternoon.

The New Mexico Lobos will try to bounce back from an 8th straight loss after a 34-10 loss to San Diego State last time out. Miles Kendrick has thrown for 863 yards, 3 touchdowns and 7 interceptions on 58.7% passing while Nathaniel Jones has a team-high 534 rushing yards this season. Geordon Porter has a team-high 312 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns while Luke Wysong has 280 receiving yards. On defense, Cody Moon has a team-high 96 total tackles and 3.5 sacks while Justin Harris also has 3.5 and Reco Hannah has 4 sacks on the year to lead the team. The Lobos defense has 21 sacks and 9 interceptions as a unit this season.

The Colorado State Rams will hope to rebound after a 24-12 loss to Air Force in their last game. Clay Millen’s thrown for 1,696 yards, 8 touchdowns and 6 interceptions on 71.4% passing while Avery Morrow has rushed for a team-high 772 yards and 4 scores this season. Tory Horton leads Colorado State’s receiving group with 61 catches for 1,000 yards and 7 touchdowns this season. On defense, Jack Howell leads the Rams with 102 total tackles and 3 interceptions while Mohamed Kamara has 8.5 sacks and C.J. Onyechi also has 3.5 sacks this season.

New Mexico is 16-33-2 ATS in their last 51 games against a team with a losing record and 16-34-1 ATS in their last 51 conference games while the under is 9-2 in their last 11 road games. Colorado State is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games while the under is 9-1-1 in their last 11 games overall.

I get the case to be made either way here, and this is not a game I’m rushing to bet by any means, but I would lean towards the under. As low as this total is, it’s truly low for a reason. This could easily be 17-10 whichever way you have it going, and I’m looking for this to be a total slopfest for 60 minutes. There are better places to have your money on Friday, but if forced to pick, I’d take the under.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick:Under 34.5