Wyoming at New Mexico: 12/5/20 College Football Picks and Prediction
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New Mexico Lobos (0-5) vs Wyoming Cowboys (2-2)
Game Info: Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 10:30 pm (Sam Boyd Stadium)
Betting Odds: New Mexico Lobos +16 -- Over/Under: 54.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Wyoming Cowboys will travel to Dreamstyle Stadium to take on the New Mexico Lobos this Saturday night in College Football action.
The Wyoming Cowboys improved to 2-2 (2-2 Mountain West) on the season after defeating the UNLV Rebels, 45-14, this past Friday. Wyoming dominated the winless Rebels on both sides of the ball and had no trouble after 21 unanswered points in the 3rd quarter gave the Cowboys a 38-7 lead. Wyoming outgained UNLV by a 498-290 margin and won the turnover battle by a 2-0 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Cowboys was QB Levi Williams who completed 8 of 14 passes for 99 yards while also adding 45 yards & 3 TD’s on the ground.
On the season, Wyoming is averaging 33.5 ppg on 429.3 total yards per game (191.3 passing yds/g; 238.0 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Wyoming has been led by RB duo of Xazavian Valladay (88 att, 491 yards, 4 TD) and Trey Smith (53 att, 292 yards, 4 TD). QB Levi Williams has completed 55.3% of his passes for 759 yards, 1 TD & 2 INT while also adding 81 rushing yards & 6 TD’s on 37 carries. The top receiving threats for the Cowboys have been Ayden Eberhardt (14 rec, 215 yards), Isaiah Taylor (7 rec, 194 yards), and Treyton Welch (3 rec, 79 yards).
Defensively, Wyoming is allowing their opponents to average 23.0 ppg on 340.3 total yards per game (235.8 passing yds/g; 104.5 rushing yds/g).
The New Mexico Lobos continue to look for their first win of the season as the Lobos dropped to 0-5 after being defeated by the Utah State Aggies, 41-27, this past Thursday. New Mexico went into halftime with a 13-6 lead, however, the Aggies fell apart early in the 2nd half and couldn’t fight back after 28 unanswered points by the Aggies in a span of 7 minutes in the 3rd quarter gave the Aggies a 34-13 lead. New Mexico was outgained by a 452-348 margin and committed two turnovers in the loss. Leading the way for the Lobos was WR Andrew Erickson who had 5 receptions for 55 yards & 1 TD.
On the season, New Mexico is averaging 20.2 ppg on 389.2 total yards per game (219.6 passing yds/g; 169.6 rushing yds/g). Offensively, New Mexico has been led by the RB duo of Bobby Cole (57 att, 279 yards, 3 TD) and Nathaniel Jones (30 att, 155 yards, TD). QB Tevaka Tuioti (56.1 Comp %, 475 yards, 4 TD, 1 INT; 19 att, 140 yards TD) missed the his last 3 games due to a concussion and was replaced by Trae Hall (52.5 Comp %, 518 yards, 0 TD, 3 INT). The top receiving threats for the Lobos have been Andrew Erickson (16 rec, 250 yards, 2 TD), Jordan Kress (12 rec, 224 yards, 2 TD), and Emmanuel Logan-Greene (23 rec, 222 yards).
Defensively, New Mexico is allowing their opponents to average 34.6 ppg on 469.6 total yards per game 308.0 passing yds/g; 161.6 rushing yds/g).
The Cowboys are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games vs. New Mexico, however, are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 December games. The Lobos are 5-15 ATS in their last 20 games and 0-5 SU in their last 5 games at home.
Wyoming is a tough team to trust on the road, however, New Mexico continues to show us why they are arguably the worst team in the Mountain West after losing by double-digits to Utah State. I think UNLV and New Mexico are similar teams and as we saw the Cowboys have no trouble taking care of business against the Rebels, I think we see a similar score in this one and that Wyoming does enough to cover this large spread. Good Luck!