Sam Houston vs New Mexico State: Game Preview & Prediction


Sam Houston vs New Mexico State: Game Preview & Prediction

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In the lead-up to this exciting Week 7 showdown between Sam Houston and New Mexico State on Wednesday, October 11, there’s a lot to consider.

Date & Time

  • Date: Wednesday, October 11
  • Game Time: 9:00 ET
  • Venue: Aggie Memorial Stadium, Las Cruces, NM
  • How To Watch: CBS Sports Network

Team Records (2023)

  • Sam Houston (0-5)
  • New Mexico State (3-3)

Game Preview

Why Sam Houston Might Secure a Victory

There’s a sense that Sam Houston has the potential for better performance. Their coaching is strong, and their starting lineup is competitive. Despite their struggles, the defense has held its ground. Freshman quarterback Keegan Shoemaker has sparked the passing attack with two touchdown passes and over 250 yards in each of the last two games. To break into the win column, the Bearkats need to take advantage of a vulnerable New Mexico State secondary.

Why New Mexico State Could Prevail

While New Mexico State’s defense may not be airtight, it holds up well against deep passes. The ground game has shown consistency, averaging over five yards per carry and aiming to reach 200 yards. The Aggies manage penalties and turnovers efficiently, provided the passing attack doesn’t take undue risks. Sam Houston’s scoring difficulties could work in New Mexico State’s favor, as the Bearkats tend to dink and dunk without converting into points.

Outcome Prediction

This game promises to be a closely contested affair. Sam Houston’s defense should keep the game within reach, and the veteran NMSU quarterback, Diego Pavia, may strike deep when the attention is on the ground game. The result is likely to remain uncertain until the very end.

Predicted Final Score

  • New Mexico State 23, Sam Houston 17
  • Line: New Mexico State -3.5, over/under: 42.5

ATS Confidence Rating: 2 out of 5

Must-See Rating: 2.5 out of 5

For more Week 7 predictions and expert picks, be sure to check out the CFN Experts’ selections for other exciting matchups, including West Virginia at Houston, SMU at ECU, and many more.


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