Sam Houston State Bearkats vs New Mexico State Aggies 10/11/2023 – On Wednesday, the Sam Houston State Bearkats will travel to Aggie Memorial Stadium in Las Cruces, New Mexico for their match against New Mexico State Aggies. Sam Houston State dropped to an overall record of 0-5 with no conference-USA wins after their 21-16 loss against Liberty; during which, Sam Houston managed only 327 yards total offense while Liberty amassed 448 total yards. The New Mexico State Aggies will be winning this game as per the best Week 7 NCAAF betting picks.
Sam Houston State Bearkats vs New Mexico State Aggies 10/11/2023
|When:||Wednesday, October 11, 2023 9:00 PM ET|
|Where:||Aggie Memorial Stadium|
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Keegan Shoemaker, of the Sam Houston State Bearkats, has been at the heart of their journey this season as Keegan Shoemaker’s quarterback of choice for the Bearkats. Shoemaker has amassed 731 yards through 72 passes for four touchdowns and five interceptions; these numbers may not leap off the page but represent someone who’s gone through a journey filled with challenges in college football – as evidenced by Shoemaker’s journey and growth over his four-year college football tenure.
John Gentry has led the Bearkats in rushing with 141 yards. A consistent ground game is integral to team success, and Gentry’s contributions are indispensable. On the receiving side, Noah Smith has become Shoemaker’s go-to target accumulating 253 yards and one touchdown reception. Smith’s ability to consistently make big plays makes him an invaluable part of Shoemaker’s passing attack.
Trevor Williams with his Solid Defense
Trevor Williams has been an outstanding defensive force, leading the Bearkats with 58 tackles so far this season and leading in tackles read/made/made key stops – his ability to read plays and make key stops is integral for Sam Houston State’s defensive efforts, resulting in five quarterback sacks and two interceptions so far this season – though these numbers may not seem impressive, they represent a growing defense that continues to improve each week.
New Mexico State Aggies Have Been Solid this Season
On the opposite side of the field, New Mexico State has shown significant strides forward this season with their 3-3 overall record and 1-1 Conference-USA play record. Their 34-17 win against FIU marked an important step forward and demonstrated this team is on an upward trend.
On offense, Diego Pavia has been an impressive performer. Throwing for 1,329 yards with 12 touchdowns and five interceptions under his belt, Pavia has led his offense with ease and contributed immensely to their success. Pavia’s dual-threat status makes him even more intriguing as the leading rusher with 314 yards accumulated so far and one touchdown scored; his ability to extend plays and pick up yardage while running adds another layer to their attack strategy.
Monte Watkins has joined Pavia in the Aggies’ running game with 292 yards rushing and two touchdowns; having multiple running threats keeps opposing defenses guessing and adds an extra level of complexity to their offense. Jonathan Brady has excelled when it comes to receiving, amassing 273 yards and three touchdowns; his ability to create separation and make clutch catches is integral for creating an aerial assault for his team.
Defense has Been the Name of the Game
Defensively, the Aggies have made impressive gains. Boasting 15 quarterback sacks and two interceptions from their defense unit, their disruption in the conference has been felt across all four divisions. Forcing turnovers while pressurizing opposing quarterbacks has proven effective for them; their formula for success has paid dividends thus far.
Both Sam Houston State Bearkats and New Mexico State Aggies have experienced their share of trials and victories this season. While the Bearkats have faced obstacles along their journey to success, they continue to grow and improve with every game played. Conversely, New Mexico State Aggies have shown significant strides forward as an underdog contender within their conference.
NCAAF Latest Odds: NMS -3.5 ; O/U 43.5
New Mexico State boasts an excellent offense, scoring an average of 30.5 points per game on offense; however, they will face Sam Houston State’s defense which allows only an average of 24.2 points per game on defense. Therefore, an under-prediction for total points scored may be wise in this matchup.
Sam Houston State Bearkats Betting Trends
Sam Houston State are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Sam Houston State’s last 6 games.
Sam Houston State are 0-10 SU in their last 10 games.
Bearkats are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games on the road.
Sam Houston State are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Independents (FBS) conference.
New Mexico State Aggies Betting Trends
New Mexico State are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
Aggies are 9-4 SU in their last 13 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Mexico State’s last 5 games at home.
New Mexico State is 1-8 SU in their last 9 games against an opponent in the Western Athletic Conference.
New Mexico State is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games played in October.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of New Mexico State’s last 8 games played in week 7.
Sam Houston State Bearkats vs New Mexico State Aggies Betting Pick
The Sam Houston State Bearkats and the New Mexico State Aggies have faced their share of obstacles and enjoyed victories this season, with both teams showing significant growth. However, recent college football betting trends suggest that the Sam Houston State Bearkats might take a loss in this game. For the most accurate predictions and bets, consider a trusted sports betting website.
Score Prediction: Aggies 24, Bearkats 17.