The Fresno State Bulldogs (8-2) host the New Mexico Lobos (3-7) on Saturday, November 18, 2023 in a matchup between MWC opponents at Bulldog Stadium (CA). New Mexico is a 24-point underdog. The point total is set at 59.
The Bulldogs’ game against the Lobos will be available on FS1.
Bulldogs vs. Lobos Game Info
- Date: Saturday, November 18, 2023
- Time: 10:30 PM ET
- Channel: FS1
- Livestream: Stream NCAA football on Fubo and ESPN+
- City: Fresno, California
- Venue: Bulldog Stadium (CA)
- The Bulldogs are totaling 397.8 yards per game on offense, which ranks them 60th in the FBS. On defense, they rank 58th, allowing 368.8 yards per contest.
- The Bulldogs are totaling 32.4 points per game on offense this year (37th in the FBS), and they are surrendering 23.7 points per game (51st) on the other side of the ball.
- Offensively, Fresno State has been a top-25 unit in terms of passing yards, ranking 20th-best in the FBS by totaling 289.4 per game. The Bulldogs rank 62nd on defense (223.1 passing yards allowed per game).
- While the Bulldogs’ run defense ranks 59th with 145.7 rushing yards allowed per game, they’ve been worse on offense, ranking 19th-worst (108.4 rushing yards per game).
- Fresno State sports the 62nd-ranked defense this year in terms of third-down efficiency (38.3% third-down percentage allowed), and has been better on the other side of the ball, ranking sixth-best with a 50.7% third-down conversion rate.
- The Bulldogs own the 11th-best turnover margin in college football at +8, forcing 18 turnovers (third in the FBS) while turning it over 10 times (43rd in the FBS).
- New Mexico has not been getting things done defensively, ranking 23rd-worst with 419.4 total yards surrendered per game. It has been more productive offensively, compiling 387.0 total yards per contest (68th-ranked).
- New Mexico ranks 71st in points per game (26.1), but it has been worse on the other side of the ball, ranking seventh-worst in the FBS with 36.0 points allowed per contest.
- With 224.1 passing yards per game on offense, the Lobos rank 69th in the FBS. On defense, they rank 103rd, allowing 243.1 passing yards per contest.
- New Mexico’s defense has been a bottom-25 unit in run defense this season, surrendering 176.3 rushing yards per game, which ranks 25th-worst in the FBS. On the offensive side of the ball, it ranks 63rd with 162.9 rushing yards per contest.
- From an offensive perspective, the Lobos are posting a 39.5% third-down conversion rate (64th-ranked). They rank 74th in the FBS on defense (39.4% third-down rate allowed).
- New Mexico has fared poorly in terms of turnovers, as its turnover margin of -5 is 25th-worst in the FBS.
- Mikey Keene has 2,342 passing yards, 21 touchdowns and eight interceptions this year. He has completed 66.8% of his passes, averaging 234.2 yards per game and 7.1 per attempt.
- Malik Sherrod has totaled 688 rushing yards with six touchdowns (76.4 yards per game over nine games). His 5.5 yards per attempt rank 90th in college football.
- He has also caught 29 passes (on zero targets) for 134 receiving yards with one touchdown. He’s averaging 14.9 receiving yards and 3.2 catches per game.
- Through 10 games played, Erik Brooks is averaging 61.6 yards and 4.3 receptions per game to total 616 receiving yards and 43 catches. He’s been targeted zero times, and has five receiving touchdowns.
- This year through 10 games, Jacory Merritt has racked up 737 rushing yards (leading the Lobos) and scored 14 rushing touchdowns. He averages 73.7 yards per game and 5.4 per attempt (100th in the FBS).
- Merritt’s offensive contributions include eight receptions (0.8 per game) on zero targets for 83 yards (8.3 per game) and one receiving touchdown.
- In 10 games, Dylan Hopkins has 1,836 passing yards, while throwing 11 touchdowns against seven interceptions and completing 59.0% of his passes.
- He has tacked on 108 rushing yards (sixth on the Lobos), while scoring one touchdown on the ground (averaging 10.8 yards per game and 2.5 per carry).
- Through nine games played this season, Jeremiah Hixon has 33 catches (3.7 receptions per game on zero targets per game) for 385 yards and five receiving touchdowns.