San Diego State vs. New Mexico: Game Preview, How To Watch, Odds, Prediction
San Diego State Looking To Extend The Two-Game Winning Streak
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Preview of the game
WEEK 12: San Diego State Aztecs (6-4) vs. New Mexico Lobos (2-8)
WHEN: Friday, Nov. 18, 7:45 P.M. MT/6:45 P.M. PT
WHERE: University Stadium, Albuquerque, New Mexico
WEATHER: Mostly cloudy, 33 degrees Fahrenheit
LIVE STREAM: fuboTV
RADIO: San Diego Sports 760
SERIES RECORD: San Diego State leads the series, 28-15
LAST MEETING: Oct. 9, 2021– SDSU def. New Mexico, 31-7
WEBSITES: San Diego State Athletics, New Mexico Athletics
ODDS: San Diego State (-14.5)
San Diego State is getting set for the second-to-last game of the regular season and the final road game of the season. This will be San Diego State’s fifth road contest this season.
San Diego State is looking to extend it’s two-game winning streak heading into Week 12. In Week 11, San Diego State had a resounding 43-27 win over San Jose State. That win came as a shock to many people since San Jose State was viewed as one of the best teams in the Mountain West.
For New Mexico, this season has been daunting. New Mexico enters this matchup with a 2-8 record and a seven-game losing streak. New Mexico is winless in Mountain West Conference play. Air Force handled New Mexico in a 35-3 rout in Week 11.
How San Diego State Can Win
The Aztecs need to take advantage of a struggling New Mexico team. In recent weeks, San Diego State’s offense came alive. Last week, quarterback Jalen Mayden guided the Aztecs to a 43-27 win. He passed for 3 touchdowns, 1 interception, and 268 yards. He completed 77% of his passes against the Spartans. Mayden will be instrumental in a win over New Mexico.
San Diego State’s defense will look to maintain a lead against the Lobos. The defense learned from the collapse to Fresno State on Oct. 29, and secured two competitive wins in a row against UNLV and San Jose State in the last two weeks. The Aztecs will look to limit the Lobos in a similar fashion as Air Force did in Week 11.
San Diego State has the momentum after being bowl eligible with the win over San Jose State. San Diego State cannot afford to overlook New Mexico and look ahead to the final game of the season against Air Force. The Aztecs will need to start fast and avoid an early deficit. If San Diego State can put away the game in the first quarter, it should be a convincing road win in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Final- San Diego State 38, New Mexico 10