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Utah State vs. New Mexico State - 9/8/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New Mexico State Aggies (0-2) at Utah State Aggies (0-1)
Date & Time Saturday September 8, 2018, 8:00 PM (EDT)
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The Line: Utah State Aggies -16 -- Over/Under:
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CFB | New Mexico State Aggies (0-2) at Utah State Aggies (0-1)
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The New Mexico State Aggies and the Utah State Aggies will meet up at Maverik Stadium in college football action on Saturday, September 8. 

New Mexico State has played a pair of games so far in this young season, falling in both. The Aggies dropped to Wyoming 29-7 back on August 25 and Minnesota 48-10 last Thursday. NM State allowed 28 points to the Gophers in the second quarter of that one. 

In the Minnesota loss, New Mexico State QB Matt Romero went 29-of-53 for 233 yards, one TD and one INT. Romero also led the Aggies in rushing with 24 yards on 14 carries. 

As for Utah State, they’re coming in here at 0-1 following a tough 38-31 loss against Michigan State last Friday. In that game, the Aggies kept it close most of the way and were outscored 18-17 in the second half. 

Jordan Love posted 319 yards on 29-of-44 passing, but also threw two picks and failed to find the end zone (aside from his lone rush TD). Darwin Thompson had a pair of running scores but tallied just 28 yards overall from 10 totes. 

New Mexico State is 3-0-1 ATS in their last four games in September, 3-0-1 ATS in the last four road games versus a team with a losing home record and the over is 6-0-1 in their last seven games on fieldturf. 

Meanwhile, the over is 5-0 in Utah State’s last five games in September and 6-1 in the last seven games after accumulating less than 100 yards rushing. Utah State is 0-5 in their last five after passing for more than 280 yards. 

New Mexico State really doesn’t have a lot of things to hang their proverbial hat on right now aside from a pretty well-rounded receiving performance in the Gophers loss. Utah State will be kicking themselves for their opener loss for quite some time, but if they can clean a few things up the memory shouldn’t stick around for too long. I’m going to go with Utah State here.

Utah State Aggies -16

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