Air Force @ New Mexico
Current Records: Air Force 3-1; New Mexico 2-2
What to Know
The New Mexico Lobos haven’t won a game against the Air Force Falcons since Sept. 30 of 2017, but they’ll be looking to end the drought Saturday. New Mexico and Air Force will face off in a Mountain West battle at 6:30 p.m. ET at Dreamstyle Stadium. The Falcons should still be riding high after a big win, while the Lobos will be looking to regain their footing.
New Mexico came within a touchdown against the UTEP Miners last week, but they wound up with a 20-13 loss.
Meanwhile, Air Force turned the game against the Florida Atlantic Owls into a track meet and took the gold after outgaining them 516 yards to 219. Air Force took their contest against Florida Atlantic last week by a conclusive 31-7 score. The team ran away with 24 points in the first half and mostly just sat on those in the second to pick up the victory. The Falcons’ QB Haaziq Daniels was on fire, accumulating 70 passing yards in addition to rushing for two TDs and 164 yards. One of the most memorable plays of the matchup was Daniels’ 94-yard touchdown rush in the first quarter.
The Lobos have to know they’ll be fighting an uphill battle given the 11.50 point spread they are up against. Now might not be the best time to take New Mexico against the spread since they’ve let down bettors for the past two consecutive games.
New Mexico is now 2-2 while Air Force sits at 3-1. Two offensive numbers to keep in mind before kickoff: New Mexico is 185th worst in the nation in yards per game, with only 319.3 on average. The Falcons have experienced some struggles of their own as they are stumbling into the matchup with the 241st fewest passing yards per game in the nation, having accrued only 87.8 on average. It’s possible one of these Achilles’ heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 6:30 p.m. ET
- Where: Dreamstyle Stadium — Albuquerque, New Mexico
- TV: Fox Sports 2
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $27.54
The Falcons are a big 11.5-point favorite against the Lobos, according to the latest college football odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Falcons as a 10.5-point favorite.
New Mexico and Air Force both have three wins in their last six games.
- Nov 20, 2020 – Air Force 28 vs. New Mexico 0
- Nov 23, 2019 – Air Force 44 vs. New Mexico 22
- Nov 10, 2018 – Air Force 42 vs. New Mexico 24
- Sep 30, 2017 – New Mexico 56 vs. Air Force 38
- Oct 15, 2016 – New Mexico 45 vs. Air Force 40
- Nov 28, 2015 – New Mexico 47 vs. Air Force 35