The Colorado State Rams play for their first win-total improvement in three seasons against the New Mexico Lobos in Fort Collins on Saturday.
After finishing 3-9 for three straight seasons, coach Jim McElwain can claim a 4-8 record in his first year at Colorado State with a win on Saturday. The Rams are 2-2 in their last four contests as they have picked up the offensive production. CSU scored just 16 points per game through its first seven games, but has averaged 30 points per contest in the last four. Running backs Chris Nwoke and Donnell Alexander have each posted two 100-plus-yard performances in the last four games as well.
With a chance to finish 5-8, a win for New Mexico would mark the Lobos' best record in the last five seasons. After starting 4-3, however, the Lobos are on a five-game losing streak, four of which came by seven points or fewer. Bob Davie's power running attack ranks fourth nationally at 314 rushing yards per game. Kasey Carrier has totaled 1,410 yards and 14 touchdowns on the ground for the Lobos.
Date/Time: Sat., Nov. 24, 5 p.m. MT
TV: ROOT Sports
Odds: Colorado State is favored by 3.5 points
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