Alright folks. It's that time of week again. Lets get some predictions.
I go with the Aggies this week, 38-27. I just don't know about the Lobos, backup QB is in, second-straight game away from Albuquerque and coming off a thrashing at the hands of Tulsa. The reality is that UNM is 1-3 on the year and is desperate for a win. I just don't know if they get one in Las Cruces.
Holbrook is Holbrook. Lots of yards, somewhere around 400, four TDs and a pick or two. The receivers do damage. A.J. Harris scores here. I think Marcus Anderson continues to play well as does Wes Neiman. Williams goes for over 100 yards again. Not really going out on the limb there.
I think the Lobos are hurt as much over the loss of their standout receivers this year — Marcus Smith and Travis Brown — than anything else. Those guys torched the Aggies in the past and their absence is being felt throughout the UNM lineup. Brad Gruner is in at QB and it will be interesting to see how the NMSU D tries to shake him up. This will be a fun game to see Joe Lee Dunn's defense and if it will go to work against an inexperienced signal caller.
The one guarantee for the Lobos is that Rodney Ferguson has a strong game on the ground. Paul Baker also could play a factor. UNM will run often, but that won't be enough to combat an explosive Aggie attack. NMSU likes to get in track meets and this feels like a game where they can distance themselves from the Lobos. Hopefully NMSU can avoid turning the ball over and can capitalize in the redzone.
Lots to look forward too. Big game for the two NM teams.