New Mexico has a tough challenge when they take on Pac-12 South condender in Arizona State, and it does not help that this game is in Tempe, Arizona. The Lobos defense is the big concern and they need to make some plays and slow down quarterback Mike Bercovici and Mike Norvell's offense, but that is not a certainty at all.
The Lobos should be able to make some noise on offense as their run-based attack is quite different than what most teams see. Also, Cal Poly had some success against Arizona State the week prior, and that should give the Lobos offense some confidence that they will be able to move the ball. Also, going for the Lobos is that running backs Jhurell Pressley and Teriyon Gipson are back for their second straight game.
In the end, the Lobos will need to play their best football if they are going to stay competitive against the Sun Devils.
WHEN: Friday, September 18, 8:00 p.m. MT
WHERE: Sun Devil Stadium
TV: Pac-12 Network
RADIO: 770 KKOB-AM via TuneIn
ODDS: Arizona State is favored by 27.5