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San Jose State at New Mexico 10/31/20 - College Football Picks & Predictions

New Mexico Lobos vs San Jose State Spartans Odds & Info

Game New Mexico Lobos vs San Jose State Spartans
Date & Time Saturday October 31, 2020, 7:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Dreamstyle Stadium Albuquerque, NM
Latest odds
SJSU -13 ; Total 55
TV Channel
FS1

The San Jose State Spartans visit Dreamstyle Stadium in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Saturday to play the New Mexico Lobos. San Jose State opened its 2020 college football regular season with a hard-fought 17-6 victory over the Air Force Falcons on Saturday night. In a defensive struggle, San Jose State gained 294 yards on offense and allowed Air Force a total of 298 yards. The San Jose State defense forced two turnovers.

San Jose State starting quarterback Nick Starkel has thrown for 226 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. The leading rusher for the Spartans through one game is Kairee Robinson with just 31 yards. Bailey Gaither leads all wide receivers for San Jose State with 110 yards receiving. On defense, Kyle Harmon has a team-high 14 tackles, while Trey Webb has 11 tackles of which two have been for a loss.

New Mexico has not played a down of football this season as the Lobos had their first game of the regular season against Colorado State cancelled. New Mexico was 2-10 last season and 0-8 in the Mountain West Conference losing each of its last nine games. Tevaka Tuioti returns as the starting quarterback. Last season Tuioti threw for 1,460 yards, seven touchdowns and six interceptions. Bryson Carroll is the leading rusher returning from last season when he had 536 yards and two touchdowns.The leading wide receiver returning from last season is Jordan Kress, who had 530 yards and six touchdowns receptions.

Defensively New Mexico was next to last in all of college football and must replace its top four tacklers from a season ago. Jerrick Reed II, who had 51 tackles in 2019, is the top tackler returning for the defense. Devon Sanders, who sacked the quarterback 1.5 times last season,returns to continue disrupting opposing offenses. New Mexico’s defensive secondary lost three of its four starters and will be susceptible to offenses that pass down field frequently.

Recent Betting Trends

  • San Jose State is 3-5 SU in its last 8
  • The OVER has cashed in 4 of the Spartans last 6
  • San Jose State is 4-8 SU in its last 12 played in October

Free NCAAF Pick:

San Jose State Spartans -13

New Mexico will be playing its first game of the regular season as the Lobos game versus Colorado State was canceled due to positive covid-19 tests. Last season the Lobos lost 10 of 12 games and each of their final nine to end the season. San Jose State is coming off a hard fought defensive struggle that resulted in a 17-6 victory for the Spartans over Air Force. San Jose State’s tough defense will shut down the New Mexico offense and the Spartans offense led by quarterback Nick Starkel will score enough to win and cover. Final Score Prediction, San Jose State Spartans win and cover ATS 27-6.

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