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New Mexico State vs. New Mexico - 9/15/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
New Mexico Lobos (1-1) at New Mexico State Aggies (0-3)
Date & Time Saturday September 15, 2018, 8:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: New Mexico State Aggies +6 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
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CFB | New Mexico Lobos (1-1) at New Mexico State Aggies (0-3)
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The New Mexico Lobos visit the New Mexico State Aggies in the Rio Grande Rivalry in week three college football.

The New Mexico Lobos suffered through a second half meltdown in a 45-14 loss at Wisconsin in week to fall to 1-1. New Mexico led 7-0 and trailed just 10-7 at the half but struggled in all areas over the final two quarters with a 568-211 difference in yards telling the story.

The New Mexico quarterback duo of Tevaka Tuioti and Sheriron Jones combined to complete 14-24 for 134 yards with a touchdown each with Jones tossing a pair of interceptions.

Elijah Lilly and Delane Hart-Johnson caught scoring throws for the Lobos while Tyrone Owens paced the ground game with 57 yards on 13 carries.

The New Mexico State Aggies struggled in all areas of a 60-13 defeat at Utah State as a 24 point favorite Saturday. New Mexico State was outgained 448-280 and turned the ball over five times while allowing a 100 yard kick return.

Aggies quarterback Matt Romero connected on 18-33 for 161 yards and a TD and three interceptions including a pick six. Drew Dan led NMSU with four catches for 56 yards while Jonathan Boone caught two passes for 28 yards and a TD.

Christian Gibson and Royce Caldwell gave New Mexico State a decent effort on the ground with a combined 20 touches for 110 yards.

New Mexico are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games after accumulating less than 170 yards passing in their previous game and are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games after scoring less than 20 points in their previous game and are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss. New Mexico State are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games on turf and are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and under is 9-1-1 in New Mexico State last 11 home games. Underdog is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings and New Mexico are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 meetings and over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. 

I usually take the points in this rivalry but I believe New Mexico State has the advantage on both sides of the ball…

Pick:
New Mexico -6

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