Progressive New Mexico Bowl Preview

By Da`Vince “Dino” Wright

Utah State Aggies 10-2
North Texas Mean Green 9-3
Place: Dream Style Stadium, Albuquerque, Nm.
Date: December 15, 2018
Time: 11 a.m.
TV: ESPN

This will be a very interesting game. North Texas was a big surprise in their conference this year with 9 wins, winning 3 of their last 5 games. Utah State won 10, winning 4 of their last 5 games.Both teams can put up points on the offensive and defensive side of the ball. I would be surprised if the combined score at the end of the game would be less than 81 points. Lets take a look at this bowl match up.

Why shouldn’t watch this game
It`s 10 days left until Christmas and you still haven`t shopped for the family. Today would be the perfect time to go out and grab a few things.

Why you should watch this game
North Texas has looked as if they could really play along side some of the top schools in the country. Today will be a great challenge. Utah State puts up numbers on everybody! Lets see who has the better squad.

North Texas Mean Green
The whole country watched QB Mason Fine grow up right in front of our eyes. Through the air he has passed for 3734 yards, 27 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. This guy is a gunslinger a la Bret Favre. DeAndre Torrey needs to carry the ball at least 20 times during this contest to be effective. The Mean Green offense has score with anyone. This game challenge is to stop the high octane Utah State offense. The Mean Green has a physical defense that has to apply pressure all afternoon in this one.

Utah State Aggies
Are you surprised to see the Aggies in this position? Well I`m not! This team has put up big numbers on teams with good defenses all season long. With big wins over SJSU, Hawai`i and UNM in their last 3 games scoring over 50 points in each contest. The Aggies are lead by QB Jordan Love, a dual threat player that loves the RPO. He has passed for 3208 yards, with 28 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. As he goes, the offense goes! The Aggies averages 47.2 points a game. They can put up points from anywhere.

Prediction
ESPN has Utah State with a winning percentage of 72 in this one.The over/under is 68.5, so take the over in this one. Both team will put up points, so defense will be the key in this one. I`m going against the grain on this one. I’m taking UNT by 8!

Final Score
North Texas 41
Utah State 33