New Mex­ico over NEW MEX­ICO ST by 6

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Talk about tak­ing a pow­der af­ter win­ning its first bowl game in 57 years last sea­son! NMSU has been a masochist’s dream this sea­son by go­ing 0-3 SUATS while be­ing out-yarded in all three con­tests by 248 YPG and los­ing to the spread by 58 com­bined points. To make mat­ters worse this week, they face in-state ri­val New Mex­ico, a team they’ve knocked off in each of the past two sea­sons as 7 and 11-point dogs. Suf­fice it to say that sud­denly Doug is no longer Las Cruces’ fa­vorite Martin. Mean­while, the Lo­bos have not shown much of a de­fense this sea­son – it’s one thing to give up 568 yards to Wis­con­sin, but an equal amount of of­fen­sive pro­duc­tion to In­car­nate Word (?!?)… thats a whole ‘nother story. The bot­tom line here is it’s not in our blood to lay points on the road with de­fenses that are al­low­ing 567 YPG, es­pe­cially in ri­valry games. But the Ag­gies look like a shell of last year’s 7-win bowl squad, so we can’t go that way, ei­ther. So, like most foot­ball fans that live out­side of the Land of En­chant­ment, we re­ally have lit­tle in­ter­est in this con­test.

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