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Arizona Faces New Mexico in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl

TAGs: arizona wildcats, Don Phillips, Gildan New Mexico Bowl, Lobos of New Mexico

Gildan New Mexico Bowl Preview
Arizona vs. New Mexico
Albuquerque | University Stadium
2 pm EST on ESPN

Arizona Faces New Mexico in the Gildan New Mexico BowlThe Arizona Wildcats ended their season on a down note going 1 and 4 being outscored 214 to 149, while the Lobos of New Mexico finished up their season on a fairly good run going 3 and 1 winning by an average of 6+ points a game while covering the Vegas Spread 3 out of the last 4 as a dog.

New Mexico’s offense is a rushing team averaging 248 yards per encounter {8th nationally}, but in their previous 3 games the Lobos have rushed for 850 yards on 145 totes combined and 5.6 yards per carry. The Lobos’ defense is ranked 4th in the country in the red zone holding the opposition to just under 4 touchdowns a matchup.

As for the Arizona’s offense, they usually total 494 yards {15th nationally} a game while scoring 36 points, but those statistics are down in their last 3 games only averaging 400 yards {down 94} and 33 points. The Wildcats’ defense is allowing 35 points {106th} per contest, but they have surrendered an average 40 points per encounter.

The Bottom Line: Let’s treat this game like the Stock Market featuring statistical trends and a human factor called “confidence”.

NEW MEXICO is 3-0 against the spread versus ARIZONA since 1992

NEW MEXICO is 2-1 straight up against ARIZONA since 1992

2 of 3 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1992

Key Player Injuries

ARIZONA

[LB] 12/09/2015 – Scooby Wright III is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. New Mexico ( Foot )

[WR] 12/09/2015 – Samajie Grant “?” Saturday vs. New Mexico ( Head )

[QB] 12/06/2015 – Anu Solomon “?” Saturday vs. New Mexico ( Head )

[OL] 12/06/2015 – Freddie Tagaloa “?” Saturday vs. New Mexico ( Knee )

[LB] 11/15/2015 – Jake Matthews out for season ( Foot )

[LB] 10/29/2015 – Derrick Turituri out indefinitely ( Hip )

[LB] 08/29/2015 – Cody Ippolito out for season ( Knee )

[TE] 08/28/2015 – Trevor Wood out for season ( Shoulder )

[OL] 08/13/2015 – Carter Wood out for season ( Foot )

NEW MEXICO

[S] 10/15/2015 – Markel Byrd out indefinitely ( Suspension )

[DL] 10/05/2015 – Kene Okonkwo out indefinitely ( Ankle )

[C] 09/06/2015 – Toye Adewon out for season ( Undisclosed )

[OT] 09/01/2015 – Johnny Vizcaino out for season ( Concussion )

[LB] 09/01/2015 – Richard Winston out indefinitely ( Headache )

Selection: New Mexico +10 Over 65

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