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New Mexico (home) vs. Sam Houston St. (away)

Last Season Records: New Mexico 3-9-0; Sam Houston St. 6-5-0;

What to Know

Sam Houston St. and New Mexico are opening their 2019 seasons against one another at 6 p.m. ET on Saturday at Dreamstyle Stadium. While Sam Houston St. was not exactly top dog last season, they did wrap up the year with a winning record of 6-5. Meanwhile, coming off of an uninspired 3-9 last-season record, New Mexico has set their aspirations higher this year.

A couple stats to keep an eye on: Sam Houston St. was 17th in the nation in passing touchdowns allowed, finishing the 2018 season giving up only 16. As for New Mexico, they ranked 12th in the nation in penalties, closing the year only with 56 overall. We'll find out if either of these strengths ends up making the difference in the contest.

Since the experts predict a loss, Sam Houston St. will need to dig deep. We'll soon see whether they can make the experts look bad.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 6 p.m. ET
  • Where: Dreamstyle Stadium, New Mexico
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $27.27

Odds

The Lobos are a big 9 point favorite against the Bearkats.

Vegas had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Lobos as a 9.5 point favorite.

Over/Under: 64

Series History

This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last four years.

Weather

The current forecast: scattered clouds, with a temperature of 91 degrees.