Through 3 Quarters
Down seven at the end of last quarter, the Utah State Aggies have now snagged the lead. Three quarters in and their offense has really been able to impose its will, dominating the New Mexico Lobos 34-20 three quarters in.
Utah State has been riding high on the performance of QB Andrew Peasley, who has passed for three TDs and 214 yards on 18 attempts. New Mexico has enjoyed the tag-team combination of WR Andrew Erickson and RB Bryson Carroll. The former has snatched one receiving TD, while the latter has thrown one touchdown.
This is the first time the Aggies have been ahead going into the fourth quarter in the past five games.
New Mexico @ Utah State
Current Records: New Mexico 0-4; Utah State 0-4
What to Know
A Mountain West battle is on tap between the Utah State Aggies and the New Mexico Lobos at 7 p.m. ET Thursday at Merlin Olsen Field at Maverik Stadium. These two teams have had a rocky road up to this point with four consecutive losses apiece.
Two weeks ago, Utah State lost to the Fresno State Bulldogs at home by a decisive 35-16 margin. The losing side was boosted by RB Jaylen Warren, who rushed for one TD and 136 yards on nine carries. That touchdown — an 86-yard rush in the first quarter — was one of the highlights of the matchup.
Meanwhile, New Mexico suffered a grim 28 to nothing defeat to the Air Force Falcons last Friday. The Lobos were down 21 to nothing at the end of the third quarter, which was just too much to recover from. QB Trae Hall had a pretty forgettable game, throwing one interception with only 5.26 yards per passing attempt.
The Aggies are expected to lose this next one by 6.5. They have failed bettors playing the spread in all their past four games, so buyers beware.
The losses bumped both teams down to an identical 0-4. Two defensive stats to keep an eye on: Utah State is stumbling into the contest with the fifth most yards allowed per game in the nation, having given up 525.8 on average. New Mexico has experienced some struggles of their own as they are sixth worst in the nation in passing yards allowed per game, with 324.3 on average. It’s possible one of these Achilles’ heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To WatchWhen: Thursday at 7 p.m. ETWhere: Merlin Olsen Field at Maverik Stadium — Logan, UtahTV: Fox Sports 1Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)Follow: CBS Sports AppOdds
The Lobos are a solid 6.5-point favorite against the Aggies, according to the latest college football odds.
The line has drifted a bit towards the Lobos, as the game opened with the Lobos as a 4.5-point favorite.
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Utah State have won three out of their last five games against New Mexico.
Nov 30, 2019 – Utah State 38 vs. New Mexico 25Oct 27, 2018 – Utah State 61 vs. New Mexico 19Nov 04, 2017 – Utah State 24 vs. New Mexico 10Nov 12, 2016 – New Mexico 24 vs. Utah State 21Nov 07, 2015 – New Mexico 14 vs. Utah State 13
Published: 2020-11-27 03:10:24
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