1st quarter report
Fresno State fell flat on its face against San Jose State last Saturday, but the memory of that tough loss doesn’t seem to have tripped them up today. Fresno State jumped out to a quick 7-3 lead against New Mexico.
If Fresno State keeps playing like this, they will increase their record to 8-2 in no time. On the other hand, New Mexico will have to settle for a 3-7 record unless things change.
Who is playing
New Mexico Wolves @ Fresno State Bulldogs
Current records: New Mexico 3-7, Fresno State 8-2
How to watch
- When: Saturday November 18, 2023 at 10:30 pm ET
- Where: Valley Children’s Stadium – Fresno, California
- TELEVISION: Fox sports 1
- Continue: CBS Sports App
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- Ticket cost: $22.00
What to know
New Mexico fans are hoping the team plays a big game on Saturday as the odds are decidedly against them. The New Mexico Lobos and Fresno State Bulldogs will meet in a Mountain West battle at 10:30 p.m. ET at Valley Children’s Stadium. Both teams will look to bounce back after considerable losses in their previous games.
New Mexico’s recent slump got a little tougher Saturday after its third straight loss. They suffered a tough 42-14 loss at the hands of Boise State. New Mexico has struggled against Boise State recently, as their game on Saturday was their seventh straight loss.
Despite the loss, New Mexico got strong performances from Jacory Croskey-Merritt, who ran for 73 yards and two touchdowns, and Devon Dampier, who threw for 200 yards on 17 of 26 attempts.
Meanwhile, after a three-game winning streak, Fresno State’s good luck finally ran out on Saturday. They ended up on the wrong end of a painful 42-18 beating at the hands of San Jose State.
New Mexico has been on a rough road recently, losing five of its last six matchups, noticeably affecting its 3-7 record this season. As for Fresno State, its loss dropped its record to 8-2.
In addition to losing their final games, the pair failed to cover the gap. Looking ahead, the game looks promising for Fresno State as the team is favored by a full 23 points. This contest may not be the best time to bet on New Mexico against the spread, as they have disappointed bettors the last three times they played.
New Mexico was pulverized by Fresno State 41-9 in their previous matchup in October 2022. Can New Mexico avenge its loss or is history doomed to repeat itself? We will know very soon.
Fresno State is a heavy 23-point favorite against New Mexico, according to the latest college football odds.
Bettors had a good idea of the line for this one, as the game began with the Bulldogs as 24-point favorites.
The over/under is set at 58.5 points.
History of the series
Fresno State has won 4 of its last 5 games against New Mexico.
- October 22, 2022: Fresno State 41 vs. New Mexico 9
- November 13, 2021: Fresno State 34 vs. New Mexico 7
- December 12, 2020: New Mexico 49 vs. Fresno State 39
- October 20, 2018: Fresno State 38 vs. New Mexico 7
- October 14, 2017: Fresno State 38 vs. New Mexico 0