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New Mexico Lobos vs. Colorado State Rams - 11/21/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Colorado State Rams (5-5) at New Mexico Lobos (6-4)
Date & Time Saturday November 21, 2015, 5:30 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: New Mexico Lobos +2 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
Mountain West Network
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CFB | Colorado State Rams (5-5) at New Mexico Lobos (6-4)
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The Colorado State Rams will travel to play the New Mexico Lobos in a Mountain West conference game.

The New Mexico Lobos (6-4) are coming off of a win against Boise State by a score of 31-24. New Mexico raced out to a 14-3 halftime lead and was able to hang out and complete the upset of Boise State as 20-point underdogs. The New Mexico offense is averaging 28 points per game with 370 yards per game. Quarterback Lamar Jordan leads the New Mexico offense with 742 yards, 4 touchdown, and 2 interceptions. Teriyon Gipson leads the New Mexico rushing attack with 619 yards and 6 touchdowns. Dameon Gamblin is the leading receiver for New Mexico with 380 yards and 2 touchdowns. The New Mexico defense is giving up 26.1 points per game with 430.9 yards per game. New Mexico’s defense has 27 sacks, 10 fumble recoveries, and 10 interceptions. New Mexico has won two games in a row in which they were huge underdogs; this should give them plenty of confidence playing Colorado State at home.

The Colorado State Rams (5-5) are coming off of a win against UNLV by a score of 49-35. Both teams combined for over 1,000 yards in this one, Colorado State will hope to get its defense back in shape for this game with New Mexico. The Colorado State offense is averaging 20 points per game with 417.3 yards per game. Quarterback Nick Stevens leads the Colorado State offense with 2020 yards, 19 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions. Jasen Oden Jr. is the leading rusher for Colorado State with 653 yards and 5 touchdowns. Rashard Higgins is the leading receiver for Colorado State with 769 yards and 8 touchdowns. The Colorado State defense is giving up 27.4 points per game with 400.8 yards per game. Colorado State’s defense has 19 sacks, 7 fumble recoveries, and 5 interceptions. Colorado State has won two games in a row and boasts one of the better pass defenses in the Mountain West.

Colorado State is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games after scoring more than 40 points in their previous game. Colorado State is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against a team with a winning record. The over is 8-3 in Colorado State’s last 11 conference games. New Mexico is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a win. The under is 4-1 in New Mexico’s last 5 games overall. The home team is 5-1-1 ATS in these two teams last 7 meetings.

New Mexico is coming into this game as a home underdog after winning straight up in their last two games against teams who were big favorites. New Mexico is also just one game back of first the Mountain division of the their conference. I am taking New Mexico in this one.

Pick:
New Mexico Lobos +2

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