Game: College Football New Mexico Bowl: North Texas v Utah State Preview, Handicapping, Analysis, Stats, NCAAF Betting Odds & Lines, North Texas vs Utah State Picks & North Texas vs Utah State Predictions
Date: Saturday, Dec 15, 2018
Start time: 2:00 PM EST, Dreamstyle Stadium
TV Channel: ESPN
Best Utah State Aggies Lines: -7½ (-110) Spread – BETONLINE
Over/Under 68: – XBET
In NCAA Football New Mexico Bowl, we will see North Texas at Utah State.
North Texas is aiming for a first bowl win since 2013. They have won three of their final four games of the season and they are carrying tons of confidence into this one. QB Mason Fine had an extraordinary season with 3734 passing yards, 27 touchdowns, and 5 interceptions. The running game only averaged 151 yards per game but that wasn’t an issue because the passing game was always there to produce. Offensively, North Texas is averaging 36.4 points per game while averaging 21.8 points.
Utah State will enter this game without their head coach who will be joining Texas Tech. The Aggies had a good year which included a 10-game winning streak. QB Jordan Love also had a big season, throwing for 3208 passing yards, 28 touchdowns, and 5 interceptions. They also have a fantastic running back duo, consisting of Darwin Thompson and Gerold Bright. The Aggies are scoring 47.2 points per game while allowing 23 points.
I know that Utah State has the better weapons on offense but its defense is clearly overrated. I believe that North Texas will be able to keep up in this shootout contest and I can’t see Utah State winning by more than 7.