New Mexico Bowl Odds

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The PUBG Mobile New Mexico Bowl Bowl is scheduled to kick off on Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m. ET in the 2022-23 College Football Bowl Season. The game annually is held at New Mexico’s University Stadium in Albuquerque. This season, the SMU Mustangs (7-5) take on the BYU Cougars (7-5) in the Coogs’ last game before moving to the Big 12. Below, we’ll look at New Mexico Bowl odds and bowl history.

2022 New Mexico Bowl odds: SMU Vs. BYU

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This game opened with the highest over/under of any bowl game at 74.5; that number has since been bet down to . With high-total games also comes high variance and with the spread as close as it is (SMU ), this game will end up near the bottom of my confidence pool.

All signs point to SMU star QB Tanner Mordecai playing in this game despite having declared for the NFL Draft. This, however, could change. Should it, four-star Preston Stone is a talented backup and is the highest-rated prospect ever for SMU per 247Sports. Another opt-out name to watch for is star receiver Rashee Rice, the nation’s top yardage getter on a per-game basis (112.9).

Either QB, armed with a good receiving corps, should be able to take advantage of this BYU defense. The Cougars struggled all season long to defend much of anything, finishing 115th in points per drive allowed. The offense, when firing on all cylinders, is one of college football’s finest, highlighted by the ridiculous 77-point outing SMU had against Houston earlier this year.

BYU star QB Jarren Hall suffered an injury in the Cougars’ last game of the season. He has three weeks to recover for the game, but keep an eye on reports regarding his health. SMU’s defense ranks 121st in points per drive this season and has allowed 36.4 points per game on the year.

Notable Opt Outs

SMU: Tanner Mordecai

BYU: None

New Mexico Bowl betting

Fresno State was an 11.5-point favorite heading into the 2021 New Mexico Bowl over upstart UTEP. The Bulldogs would win the game 31-24, with UTEP covering and over 52.5 points cashing. Bulldog running back Jordan Mims rushed for 165 yards and a pair of touchdowns in Fresno State’s first game without coach Kalen deBoer, who left to coach Washington in the offseason.

QB Jake Haener had previously announced his intent to transfer away– sparking a lot of speculation that he would follow deBoer to Washington– but returned and played in this game.

Fresno State was one of the more popular picks with high confidence in bowl confidence pools.

Previous Years

Before underdog UTEP covered last year, Hawaii pulled off an outright upset of Houston as 7.5-point underdogs in 2020, 28-14. Prior to 2020, favorites had ran away with two straight games. San Diego State covered a 3.5-point spread over Central Michigan in 2019 and Utah State covered -7 against North Texas, both coming away with nearly 40-point wins. Three straight seasons from 2015-17 saw the underdog cover, with one outright upset.

11 underdogs have covered in 16 all-time New Mexico Bowl games.

Between 2008-13, six straight overs hit in this game, but overs and unders have split evenly the past eight years. In total, 10 overs have hit in 16 all-time games.

History

Below are historical results of the New Mexico Bowl.

The first New Mexico Bowl was played in 2006, where San Jose State upset New Mexico 20-12..

DateWinnerScoreLoserScore
December 18, 2021Fresno State31UTEP24
December 24, 2020Hawaii28Houston14
December 21, 2019San Diego State48Central Michigan11
December 15, 2018Utah State52North Texas13
December 16, 2017Marshall31Colorado State28
December 17, 2016New Mexico23UTSA20
December 19, 2015Arizona45New Mexico37
December 20, 2014Utah State21UTEP6
December 21, 2013Colorado State48Washington State45
December 15, 2012Arizona49Nevada48
December 17, 2011Temple37Wyoming15
December 18, 2010BYU52UTEP24
December 19, 2009Wyoming35Fresno State28 (2OT)
December 20, 2008Colorado State40Fresno State35
December 22, 2007New Mexico23Nevada0
December 23, 2006San Jose State20New Mexico12

FAQ

When is the 2022 New Mexico Bowl?

The 2022 New Mexico Bowl will be played on Dec. 17, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. ET.

Where is the New Mexico Bowl?

New Mexico’s University Stadium in Albuquerque hosts the New Mexico Bowl. It is one of 12 stadiums primarily used as a home venue for an FBS team that also hosts a bowl.

Who is playing in the 2022 New Mexico Bowl?

SMU (7-5) plays BYU (7-5) in this year’s New Mexico Bowl.