The New Mexico Lobos are determined to rebound after a string of tough losses as they take on the Fresno State Bulldogs in a highly anticipated Mountain West showdown. Currently standing at a 3-7 record, the Lobos are seeking redemption after a devastating defeat by Boise State last weekend. The Bulldogs, on the other hand, are looking to bounce back from a recent loss to San Jose State and maintain their solid 8-2 record.
Despite their recent struggles, the Lobos showed promising performances from running back Jacory Croskey-Merritt, who rushed for 73 yards and two touchdowns, and quarterback Devon Dampier, who threw for 200 yards. However, these individual efforts were not enough to secure a win against Boise State. New Mexico will need to bring their A-game and work cohesively as a team to turn things around.
In contrast, the Bulldogs tasted defeat for the first time in three games as they fell to San Jose State in a 42-18 loss. With an 8-2 record, Fresno State has had a successful season so far and will be determined to get back to their winning ways. Their previous victory over New Mexico with a score of 41-9 adds to their confidence heading into this matchup.
This game is not just important for the Lobos to regain their momentum, but also to avenge their prior loss to the Bulldogs. New Mexico fans are hoping that their team can rise to the occasion and secure a win in Fresno. However, the odds are stacked against them, with Fresno State currently favored by a significant 23 points. New Mexico has not fared well against the spread in their recent games, further raising doubts about their chances of pulling off an upset.
The Bulldogs have historically held the upper hand in this series, winning four out of the last five games against New Mexico. The Lobos will have to dig deep and bring their best effort to overcome a formidable opponent like Fresno State.
As the kickoff approaches, both teams know that a victory in this Mountain West battle will provide a much-needed pick-me-up. Will the Lobos find redemption or will the Bulldogs continue their dominance? Fans will soon find out as these two teams clash at Valley Children's Stadium in Fresno, California.