Fresno State vs New Mexico State Prediction NCAAF 12/16

Fresno State vs New Mexico State Prediction NCAAF 12/16

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NCAAF Predictions: Isleta New Mexico Bowl - New Mexico State vs. Fresno State

Gear up for an exhilarating clash as the New Mexico State Aggies face off against the Fresno State Bulldogs in the highly anticipated Isleta New Mexico Bowl on December 16, 2023, at 3:45 PM at University Stadium (NM). Let's delve into the comprehensive details of this bowl game:

Game Information

The Isleta New Mexico Bowl is set to kick off at 3:45 PM in University Stadium (NM), with a game-time temperature of 46 degrees in Albuquerque, NM. ESPN/ESPN+ will broadcast this exciting matchup. New Mexico State, boasting an impressive 10-4 overall record, will go head-to-head with Fresno State, holding a commendable 8-4 overall record. New Mexico State is favored with a -3.5 points spread, and the Over/Under is set at 51.5 points.

 

Team Stats and Leaders

New Mexico State Aggies

Quarterback D. Pavia has been the driving force, amassing 2,915 passing yards, 26 touchdowns, and 8 interceptions. Pavia is not only a threat through the air but also leads the rushing game with 856 yards and 6 touchdowns. Keep an eye on receiver J. Brady, who has contributed significantly with 613 yards and 4 touchdowns.

Fresno State Bulldogs

Quarterback M. Keene has displayed proficiency with 2,596 passing yards, 21 touchdowns, and 9 interceptions. In the ground game, M. Sherrod has been a powerhouse, accumulating 876 yards and finding the end zone 9 times. Watch out for E. Brooks, a key receiver with 711 yards and 5 touchdowns.

 

Recent Performance

New Mexico State Aggies

New Mexico State enters the Isleta New Mexico Bowl with an impressive 10-4 record. Recent victories against JVST, AUB, WKU, and MTSU showcase their offensive prowess, despite a setback against LIB. The Aggies have displayed resilience and momentum heading into this bowl matchup.

Fresno State Bulldogs

Fresno State has faced challenges in recent games, including losses to SDSU, UNM, and SJSU. However, noteworthy wins against BOIS and UNLV underline their competitive spirit. The Bulldogs aim to overcome recent setbacks and make a statement in the Isleta New Mexico Bowl.

 

Prediction: 

Anticipate an exciting showdown in the Isleta New Mexico Bowl with the New Mexico State Aggies expected to secure a victory and cover the -3.5 points spread. With an impressive 10-4 record and a well-rounded offense led by quarterback D. Pavia, the Aggies hold a distinct advantage. Fresno State's recent struggles against strong opponents suggest that New Mexico State can capitalize on their momentum and emerge victorious by more than 3.5 points.

 

Pick: New Mexico State -3.5 -105

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