Colorado State vs. New Mexico: Three Keys to a Rams Win
Rams Look To Make It 10 In A Row Against The Lobos
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Colorado State In Dire Need Of A Win
WEEK 7: Colorado State Rams (1-5, 0-2 MW) vs. New Mexico Lobos (2-3, 0-1 MW)
WHEN: Friday, October 11 — 5:00 PM PT/6:00 PM MT
WHERE: Dreamstyle Stadium; Albuquerque, N.M. (39,224)
TV: CBS Sports Network
STREAMING: You can use a free seven-day trial of Fubo TV by clicking here.
RADIO: The Colorado State broadcast can be found on 102.9 FM (KARS) in Fort Collins, while the New Mexico broadcast can be found on 770 (KKOB-AM) in Albuquerque and can also be streamed through TuneIn.
SERIES RECORD: Colorado State leads 41-25
LAST WEEK: Colorado State and New Mexico are both coming off of conference losses.
WEBSITES: GoLobos.com, the official New Mexico athletics website | CSURams.com, the official Colorado State athletics website
GAME NOTES (PDF): Colorado State | New Mexico
ODDS (via OddsShark): Colorado State -4.5
FEI PROJECTION: Colorado State favored by 1.2
Keys to a Rams Victory
1. Don’t Give It Away
Colorado State is a turnover machine this season. Fortunately, New Mexico is worse than Colorado State when it comes to giving the ball away. Whoever hangs onto the ball is going to walk away the winner plain and simple.
The Rams season is rapidly slipping away, meaning a bowl game is pretty much out of the question at this point. However, it is still a possibility but they have to win this game. New Mexico is a team Colorado State has defeated nine times in a row and while the Rams may be banged up and on a short week, this is a very winnable game but only if they stand up and take it. It will come down to pride. Pride in putting on the uniform. Pride in executing each and every play.
3. Flip Back The Clock
Colorado State’s offense had its struggles a week ago but there is plenty of talent to go around as we’ve seen. They need to find the groove they had against Toledo where they had a quality mix in the play calling and were dangerous on the ground and in the passing game. Look for quick passes to get quarterback Patrick O’Brien (and Justice McCoy) some confidence early.
The Rams also need to play defense and special teams like they were against Utah State. Both units were creating turnovers, winning the field position battle and keeping the opposing quarterback off balance.
Both are coming off of really disappointing losses, are banged up and are playing on a short week. A win here does wonders for both sides confidence but in the end, Colorado State has better positional talent than New Mexico and the Rams make it 10 in a row against the Lobos.
Colorado State 27, New Mexico 20