New Mexico vs. LSU: How To Watch, Preview, Odds, Predictions
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WEEK 4: New Mexico Lobos 2-1 vs. LSU Tigers 2-1
WHEN: Saturday, September 24 —5:30 MST/7:30 EST
WHERE: Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge, LA
WEATHER: 95/71 Sunny Winds light & variable
TV: SEC Network+
STREAM: FuboTV — Get a free trial
Play by Play Mike Corey Analyst: Dave Steckel,
RADIO: 77 KKOB Lobo Radio Network
SERIES RECORD: New Mexico will face LSU on Saturday for the first time in program history.
LAST WEEK: New Mexico defeated UTEP 27-10 & LSU defeated MSU 31-16
SP+ PROJECTION: LSU by 30.5
FEI PROJECTION: LSU by 29
Odds/Point Spread: Tigers (-31)
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The New Mexico Lobos will travel to Tiger Stadium to take on the heavily favored SEC Tigers this Saturday.
The Tigers are undoubtedly the favorites in this one, with the line posted at 30.5 points. The over/under in this outing is 45.5 points.
The Tigers won against the Mississippi State Bulldogs last week in their most recent game, 31-16.
LSU got a taste of this 3-3-5 defense at Mississippi State as Defensive Coordinator Zach Arnett is a former New Mexico Player; former SDSU Defensive Cordinator runs the same defense style; he comes from the Rocky Long coaching tree.
Tigers quarterback Jayden Daniels was 22-for-37 for 210 yards, with one TD and no INTs, against Mississippi State.
The Lobos head into the game at 2-1 for the season with wins over Maine and UTEP, and their single loss was division foe Boise State in their second game of the year.
Miles Kendrick finished 13/19 with 111 yards passing, and He had a QB rating of 107 and ended the contest with a single interception.
The leading rusher for the Lobo offense was Sophmore Nate Jones, with 21 carries for 83 yards and averages 4.0 yards per attempt.
The Lobos ran the ball 45 times, with 188 yards total, with an average of 4.2 yards per carry. The Lobo offense averages 27.3 points per game and has 859 yards for the season.
This Lobo offense has had 11 players rush this year, and Junior RB Sharod White leads them in rushing yards as a team with 101 yards, followed by Nate Jones at 95.
This Rocky Long 3-3-5 Defense is 20th in college football in terms of their opponent’s scoring, giving up just 13.7 PPG.
Their opponents are running for an average of just 2.9 yards per attempt on the ground and just 74.7 rushing yards per game, and the Tigers will be their biggest challenge to date.
The Lobo defense allowed 224 yards through their first three games and gave up 565 yards passing, sitting in at 37th in FBS D1 nationally.
They have conceded 118.3 yards per game through the air and have given up a competition ratio of 48% and 263 yards per game for the year, which put them just 15th in D1 Football.
The Lobo defense has yielded three touchdowns through the air in addition to 1 touchdown on the ground.
The Lobo Defense has excelled on third down, with opponents converting just 23% of attempts. That puts New Mexico 13th in the nation.
The Lobos ranks 11th in opponent completion percentage. Opposing quarterbacks complete less than 50% of passes against the Lobos’ defense.
This Rocky Long 3-3-5 Lobo defense also does a solid job at preventing big plays. Long’s group has forced 10 turnovers this year, tied for second in the Country. The Lobos rank is eighth in 10-yard play rate and 24th in 20-yard play rate.
The Lobo Defense has done a solid job at not giving up big plays this year. The Lobos rank is eighth in 10-yard play rate and 24th in 20-yard play rate. Long’s group has forced ten turnovers this year, which is tied for second in the Country.