Football odds fans know that the good news for New Mexico is that QB Donovan Porterie, WR Travis Brown, and RB Rodney Ferguson all return. Ferguson was named 1st team MWC last year, rushing for 1,234 yards and 7 touchdowns. Brown was also a 1st teamer as he recorded 64 receptions for 867 yards. Football odds fans know that the defense returns 10 starters but that may not be good news since they gave up 355.5 yards per game and finished last in the conference in pass defense. Football odds fans believe that head Coach Rocky Long has done a good job with New Mexico but needs to get the Lobos back in a bowl game.
Football odds fans know that offensive coordinator Bob Toledo left to coach Tulane so the job is now Dave Baldwin’s who comes in from Michigan State. College football betting players think that the best offensive player might be junior RB Rodney Ferguson. Football odds fans believe that the best defensive player is junior S DeAndre Wright. Football odds fans know he is one of the Mountain West’s best cover corners. Wright broke up ten passes and picked off four last season. Football odds fans know that the key player for New Mexico in 2007 is sophomore QB Donovan Porterie. He threw for 350 yards and three touchdowns in a win over Utah, but got hurt against TCU and was never the same.
Football odds fans believe that the goal for New Mexico is to get to a bowl game. Football odds fans believe that is definitely within reach with their schedule. College football betting fans know that the fans also want to win a bowl game since they are 0-4 in bowl games under Rocky Long.
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Football odds fans believe that the non-conference schedule is manageable, with the toughest game in week #3 when the Lobos go to Arizona. Other games include a trip to UTEP and home contests versus New Mexico State and Sacramento State. Football odds fans know that the conference opener at home versus BYU will be a huge game for New Mexico if they want to make noise in the Mountain West this season. Last year the Lobos were crushed 42-17. College football betting fans see that the final three home games, Air Force, Colorado State and UNLV, are all winnable.