BTN predictions: New Mexico
It’s a problem when I feel like underestimating an opponent. Usually, I turn to the data and history and try to better understand. But UNM lost to New Mexico State and it was just released that Bob Davie and the football program is under outside review for abuse of players and issues around drug testing. Y’all, the LOLbos are coming to town. Boise is pissed off and ready for their next step. Thanks to Andy Avalos, they understand how to defend the option. Broncos roll, 38-17.
I am feeling a beating headed straight for UNM. I know a lot of people fear the option, and rightfully so. But this defense has given us no reason not to believe they can’t face any challenge put in front of them. My biggest concern going into this is honestly facing a team on short rest after a 3 OT game vs a P5 school. The other factor going into this is again, what is happening at QB? Unfortunately, it is for very different reasons. But a question that still remains as we come closer to kickoff. All this being said, I think Cedric Wilson is about to really blow up no matter who is throwing to him and this offense is ready to make a statement. I am going Boise State 42-17 vs the Lobos.
It’s game day already? Buckle up, Bronco Nation. After a rollercoaster of emotions game on Saturday night, the Bronco’s try to rebound on The Blue after a short five days off.
New Mexico comes to town in shambles after losing to New Mexico State and under investigation for mistreatment of players and possible drug testing violations. Oh, and to add insult to injury, BSU has ditched that whole “can’t defend the triple option” thing.
This contest is going to get ugly early. The BSU offense awakens (no matter who is behind center), and other than one fullback dive that inexplicably nets 60 yards and one wide open pass for a touchdown, the defense shuts down the vaunted triple option. Broncos in a landslide: 56-10
I know University of New Mexico did just lose to New Mexico State (the floor of CFB teams) but don’t write them off so fast — New Mexico St averages 524 yards of offense (the 20th highest in FBS). New Mexico also made a QB change to Tevaka Tuioti and he led them to score 23 points in the 4th quarter (They would have won if he had started). Boise State is also likely to have backup QB Montell Cozart start this game for them. Because of the nature of the triple option, there will be lots of offensive yards by New Mexico. I fully expect this to be an offensive shootout. With home field advantage and the better defense, Boise wins it.
Boise State 38 New Mexico 24
After a doubt-filled prediction written last Saturday morning after a night shift (Fun Fact: I always work nights!), I’m hyper-confident that the Broncos will right the ship against New Mexico. Our defense has been flying to the ball and, with a bit of discipline and assignment football, I can see this one getting ugly quick. You don’t lose to New Mexico State and have Boise State on the Blue as your bounce back game. Broncos win, 45-19.