New Mexico vs. Fresno State: Game Preview, How To Watch, Odds, Prediction
Lobos looking for an upset win
New Mexico will have its work cut out
WEEK 7: New Mexico (2-5) vs. Fresno State (2-4)
WHEN: Saturday, October 22, 2022
TIME: 6:30 PM ET, 4:30 PM MST
WHERE: University Stadium, Albuquerque, NM
WEATHER: 76° High & Low in evening 52 ° partly cloudy
TV: Fox Sports 2
LIVE STREAM: FUBO TV (free trial)
RADIO: Lobo Radio Network
ANALYST: Robert Portnoy (play-by-play) & DonTrell Moore (Color)
SERIES RECORD: Bulldogs lead the series 14-5
LAST WEEK: Lobos lost to NMSU 21-9; Bulldogs won 17-10 against San Jose St
WEBSITES: golobos.com | gobulldogs.com
GAME NOTES (PDF): New Mexico I Fresno State
ODDS: Lobos (+10.5)
SP+ PROJECTION: Fresno State by 11.2
FEI PROJECTION: Fresno State by 10.5
OVER/UNDER: 40.5 points
The Fresno State Bulldogs (2-4) play on Saturday at 6:30 PM ET against the New Mexico Lobos (2-5) at University Stadium in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Jeff Tedford‘s Fresno State Bulldogs head into Albuquerque on Saturday to take on Danny Gonzales UNM Lobos for a battle on the gridiron at University Stadium.
The Bulldogs come into this game with a record of 2-4 for this year, and last week Bulldogs took the field against the San Jose State Spartans and came away with a victory by a final score of 17-10.
The Lobos head into this game 2-5 for this season, and last week the Lobos took a defeat with a final score of 21-9 when they faced their interstate rivalry, the New Mexico State Aggies.
This week, the Lobos are sitting at 2-5 overall and 0-3 in the Mountain West. The goal is to win their first Conference against the 2-4 Bulldogs.
This will be the Lobos homecoming game with all the festivities that that brings, and UNM will honor cancer survivors in the annual Lobos Love Pink game.
This Lobo football team has lost four games in a row, the last three in excruciating fashion, as these were very winnable games.
It’s been a gut-wrenching season the last few weeks for Lobo fans, seeing a team that has been so solid on defense struggle on the offensive side of the ball.
UNM Lost 17-0 and 14-0, leading to both UNLV and Wyoming losing 31-20 and 27-14, and last week the Lobo offense controlled the clock limiting the Aggies to 200 yards and just ten first downs.
But some very costly penalties at just the wrong time and drives ending in field goals instead of touchdowns would cost the Lobos the game.
The Bulldogs just ended a four-game losing streak by beating one of the hottest teams in the Mountain West Conference, the San Jose State Spartans, in a 17-10 victory to win the Valley Trophy.
They did this without the Mountain West top Quarterback Jake Haener who is still out injured; this occurred against USC Saturday, September 17.
The win against San Jose State puts the Bulldogs at 2-4 and tied with San Diego State and Hawaii, but San Jose State with just one conference loss.
So they come into the game against the Lobos with post-season goals, including a potential berth in the Mountain West title game six weeks from now.
Despite their record, they have tons of athletic talent on both sides of the ball so the Lobos will have their hands full at home against these Bulldogs.
Fresno State still has the weapons that have always made it a tough Mountain West matchup, and this has proven to be true in the history of the Lobos and Bulldogs games on the gridiron.
For this Lobo team to succeed, they will need to overcome a few more injuries and get some takeaways. The Lobos have started 42 players this season, the most in the FBS.