Friday, November 13, 2009

New Mexico is bad

According to Las Vegas oddsmakers, BYU is a 26.5 point favorite over New Mexico on Saturday. Why such a lack of confidence in the Lobos/Hobos/Blowbos/BlowBlows/Slowbos/Homos?

Because New Mexico is bad.

Don't believe me? Take a look at these numbers (provided by the stats section of

New Mexico is ranked 109 (out of 120) in total offense, averaging 309 yards a game.


Their scoring offense is ranked 117. They score an average of 15.3 points per game.


They have given up 30 sacks, good for seventh-worst in the country.

They are also next-to-worst in the country in Third down conversions, only converting 27.74% of the time.


National ranking in red zone offense? 115. 67% success rate.


They're a little better on defense. They're only ranked No. 104, giving up over 429 yards a game.

Scoring defense? 112, giving up 36.56 points/game.

So, so bad.

They have the eigth-worst defense on third down, letting opponents convert nearly 50% of the time.

New Mexico QB Donovan Porterie, a senior, has a 58.1% completion rate (the lowest since his freshman year), and has thrown 7 INTs to only 8 TDs. And again, he has also been sacked 30 times.

New Mexico is bad.

BYU is going to have a red-letter day in ABQ.

BYU 55, New Mexico 10


Air Force 27, UNLV 20
San Diego State 31, Wyoming 24
TCU 34, Utah 13

**Bonus Pick**

Boise State 51, Idaho 28

1 comment:

Heath and Shareen said...

Sad thing is--they beat the spread by a lot. Why did our offense go AWOL! NM left 10 points on the field, luckily for us. When we had that fumble I felt sick that we were going to lose the game. Thank heavens for Jan J.