Thanksgiving Day offers college football fans something to be thankful for. The Mountain West Conference will save Turkey Day with a College Football betting doubleheader. First Air Force will host Colorado State. And then Utah State hosts New Mexico in the nightcap. So far the Air Force has been disappointing. Still, their option offense terrifies opponents. Colorado State is rebuilding towards a more physical style. So too is New Mexico struggling out of the gate. Utah State recently jumped on the coaching carousel. Gary Andersen was fired two weeks ago. Anderson showed as burned out.
Thursday College Football:
Colorado State Rams at Air Force Falcons
|Date and Time:||Thursday, November 26, 2020, 2 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Falcon Stadium, Colorado Springs, Colorado|
|Rams at Falcons TV Coverage:||CBSSN|
Colorado State is 1-2 straight up and against the spread with 2-1 over the total. The last time out was a 52-21 loss at Boise State on November 12. The Rams rank 92nd for scoring offense and 116th for points allowed.
Boise State is 4-1 straight up, 3-2 vs. the line, and 5-0 over the total. Last week the Broncos escaped Hawaii 40-32 as 12-point overlays. Key injuries including at quarterback have damaged Boise State this season. Overall, the Broncos rank 17th for scoring offense and 63rd for points allowed.
Steve Addazio has an online betting reputation for tough football. Addazio likes a strong offensive line and power running. While Boston College head coach his teams were physical. But the Eagles always hovered around the .500 mark with minor bowl bids.
Air Force coach Troy Calhoun is in his 14th season. In turn, he was a quarterback at the Academy from 1985 through 1988. Calhoun has a 99-71 career record. And has won a division title for the Falcons. In 2007 he was the Mountain West coach of the year. Last year the Falcons went 11-2 and won the Cheez-It Bowl. It was one of the greatest seasons in Academy history.
In this head to head series, Colorado State has covered four of their last seven games against the Air Force. The last two games between these teams have gone under the total. Specifically, at Air Force, Colorado State has covered three of their last five visits. Three of those five games also went over the total.
New Mexico Lobos at Utah State Aggies
|Date and Time:||Thursday, November 26, 2020, 7 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Maverik Stadium, Logan, Utah|
|Lobos at Aggies TV Coverage:||FS1|
Now Utah State is 0-4 straight up and against the spread. New Mexico is 0-4 straight up and 2-2 vs. the odds. Overall Utah State has covered three in a row over the Lobos. Five of the last six meetings between these teams went under the total. New Mexico has come away with the cash in two of their last three visits to Utah State. Two of those three games stayed under the College Football Betting total.
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Above all Utah State has the look of a team that has quit. Boise State is a vastly more developed program than Colorado State.
Thursday College Football Best Bets: New Mexico Lobos and Boise State Broncos.