|Written by Vincent Di Mello|
Bet on NCAAFDec 17 is set aside on the calendar for the Gildan New Mexico Bowl in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In this clash of 2 fantastic squads, the Temple Owls take on the Cowboys. The Temple Owls come into play with an 8-4 record and a 5-3 record, which is excellent for second in the MAC. The Cowboys also have an 8-4 record with a 5-2 record, which is third in the Mountain West Conference. With near-identical records, this match ought to show to go right down to the last whistle. Temple enters into the game averaging 30.1 points per game on offense with a stellar 13.8 ppg on defense which rates third in the country. As the Cowboys average 27 ppg on both sides of the ball, Wyoming's win-loss record isn't indicative of their proportion of points. College Football Odds for New Mexico Bowl game
Senior Qb Chester Stewart (743 passing yards - 65.1 completion pct - 2 touchdown / 2 int - 143.4 rating) will be top the Temple Owls behind center. The Temple Owls do the most destruction on the ground, nevertheless, which is led by juniors RB Bernard Cut (248 carries - 1,381 yards - 25 tds) and RB Matt Brown (142 carries - 867 yards - 5 tds). The receiving core is led by seniors Evan Rodriguez (33 catches - 427 yards - 2 tds) and Joe Jones (27 catches - 296 yards - 3 tds). The Owls are led from the sidelines by first year head coach Steve Addazio. College Football Betting action on the New Mexico Bowl game.
The Cowboys are led by freshman Quarterback Brett Smith (2,495 passing yards - 60.5 completion pct - 18 touchdown / 8 int - 126.2 rating). The Wyoming Cowboys running attack is a two-pronged tactic with junior RB Alvester Alexander (145 carries - 678 yards - 6 tds) and Qb Brett Smith (123 carries - 645 yards - 10 tds) showing his two-way threat behind center. The Cowboys have a team effort in wide outs with five participants having over 30 catches this season. Sophomore WR Robert Herron (40 catches - 346 yards - 3 tds) and junior WR Chris McNeill (42 catches - 504 yards - 4 tds) are the top 2 dangers downfield. Senior Wide receiver Mazi Ogbonna (39 catches - 430 yards - 3 tds) and freshman WR's Dominic Rufran (35 catches - 378 yards - 2 touchdowns) and Josh Doctson (32 catches - 361 yards - 4 tds) are also threatening past the marker. The Cowboys are being led for the 3rd year back to back by head coach Dave Christensen.