Wyoming at New Mexico: 12/5/20 College Football Picks and Prediction

Wyoming at New Mexico: 12/5/20 College Football Picks and Prediction Photo by Troy Babbitt-USA TODAY Sports

New Mexico Lobos (0-5) vs Wyoming Cowboys (2-2)

Game Info: Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 10:30 pm (Sam Boyd Stadium)

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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).

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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!

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Brett’s Pick Wyoming Cowboys -16

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