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Bowl Picks: 2016 New Mexico Bowl

[lead align=”default”]Bowl season gets underway with the 2016 New Mexico Bowl out in Albuquerque.[/lead]

The home team, whether they want to be called it or not, are the New Mexico Lobos, and they host the UTSA Roadrunners. The latter take the field in their first-ever college bowl game, while the former, as mentioned, play at home. Pretty sweet gig if you can get it.

Which team has the edge in this Southwest showdown?

2016 New Mexico Bowl: Team Background

New Mexico Lobos
Mountain West Conference
8-4 (6-2 MWC)
13th bowl appearance in school history (3-8-1)
Best win: vs. Wyoming, 56-35 on November 26
Worst loss: at New Mexico State, 32-31 on September 10
One stat: #21 scoring offense in the nation (37.8 ppg)

UTSA Roadrunners
Conference USA
6-6 (5-3 C-USA)
First bowl appearance in team history
Best win: at Middle Tennessee, 45-25 on November 5
Worst loss: at Louisiana Tech, 63-35 on November 12
One stat: Played in, and lost, the first 5-OT game in C-USA history this year vs. UTEP

2016 New Mexico Bowl: The Edge

The Lobos have most advantages here. They are the home team, they are a better team overall, they come from a better conference, and they have a better offense. Neither defense seems to be great, but that’s one area where the Lobos aren’t special. Give the edge to New Mexico in their own building.

2016 New Mexico Bowl: Pick

[header text=”Through Week 14 ATS” subtext=”37-45-1″]

[alert heading=”UTSA vs. New Mexico (-7.5)” type=”alert-info” block=”false” close=”false”]New Mexico -7.5[/alert]

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