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    Star quarterback Diego Pavia and the New Mexico State Aggies (5-3) meet the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (3-5) on Tuesday at 7:00 PM ET, at Joe Aillet Stadium.

    The Aggies are underdogs, but by less than a field goal (+2.5), versus the Bulldogs (with an over/under of 52 points).

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    Game Info for Louisiana Tech vs. New Mexico State

    • Game Day: Tuesday, October 24, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: CBS Sports Network
    • Location: Ruston, Louisiana
    • Stadium: Joe Aillet Stadium
    Louisiana Tech vs New Mexico State Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Louisiana Tech -2.5 -111 -109 52 -110 -110 -137 +116

    Louisiana Tech Pick Insights

    • So far this season, Louisiana Tech has compiled a 3-5-0 record against the spread.
    • In games it has played as at least 2.5-point favorites this season, Louisiana Tech is 1-2 against the spread.
    • The teams have hit the over in three of Louisiana Tech’s eight games with a set total.

    Louisiana Tech Stats & Insights

    • Louisiana Tech is compiling 384.3 yards per game on offense, which ranks 74th in the FBS. Defensively, the Bulldogs rank 79th, giving up 380.5 yards per contest.
    • Louisiana Tech is totaling 26.6 points per game on offense, which ranks them 81st in the FBS. On the other side of the ball, the defense ranks 87th, giving up 27.5 points per game.
    • Louisiana Tech ranks 56th in passing yards this year (243.1 per game), but has been playing really well on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 16th-best in the FBS with 182.1 passing yards allowed per game.
    • Despite having a bottom-25 run defense that ranks ninth-worst in the FBS (198.4 rushing yards allowed per game), Louisiana Tech has had more success offensively, ranking 84th in the FBS by averaging 141.1 rushing yards per game.
    • Louisiana Tech has been a bottom-25 offense on third down this season, ranking 16th-worst with a 31.5% third-down percentage. On defense, the Bulldogs rank 62nd in the FBS (37.1% third-down percentage allowed).
    • Louisiana Tech ranks 95th in college football with a -3 turnover margin after forcing 7 turnovers (106th in the FBS) and committing 10 (65th in the FBS).

    Louisiana Tech’s Best Players

    • Jack Turner has racked up 1,011 yards (126.4 ypg) on 83-of-144 passing with five touchdowns compared to five interceptions this season.
    • The team’s top rusher, Tyre Shelton, has carried the ball 68 times for 475 yards (59.4 per game), scoring five times.
    • Keith Willis Jr. has carried the ball 33 times for 240 yards (30 per game) and three touchdowns.
    • Smoke Harris has hauled in 59 receptions for 614 yards (76.8 yards per game) to lead the team so far this season. He’s found the end zone three times as a receiver.
    • Cyrus Allen has caught 26 passes for 452 yards (56.5 yards per game) and two touchdowns this year.
    • Kyle Maxwell has hauled in nine receptions for 168 yards, an average of 21 yards per game. He’s scored two times as a receiver this season.
    • Deshon Hall has 3.5 sacks to lead the team, and also has four TFL and 24 tackles.
    • Louisiana Tech’s top-tackler, Myles Heard, has 58 tackles and two TFL this year.
    • Cedric Woods leads the team with two interceptions, while also putting up 17 tackles and two passes defended.

    New Mexico State Betting Insights

    • New Mexico State has a 3-2-1 record against the spread this season.
    • New Mexico State is 1-1-1 against the spread when an underdog by 2.5 points or more this year.
    • In New Mexico State’s six games with a set total, two have hit the over (33.3%).

    New Mexico State Pick Insights

    • In terms of total yards, New Mexico State ranks 33rd in the FBS (439.6 total yards per game) and 71st on the other side of the ball (373.3 total yards allowed per contest).
    • With 29.8 points per game on offense, New Mexico State ranks 56th in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 43rd, allowing 21.1 points per game.
    • In terms of passing, New Mexico State ranks 60th in the FBS (237.5 passing yards per game) and 98th on defense (244.6 passing yards allowed per game).
    • New Mexico State’s run offense has been leading the charge for the team, as it ranks 18th-best in the FBS with 202.1 rushing yards per game. In terms of defense, it is allowing 128.6 rushing yards per game, which ranks 48th.
    • New Mexico State is putting up a 40.7% third-down conversion rate on offense this season (66th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is allowing a 38.1% third-down rate (72nd-ranked) on defense.
    • At -3, New Mexico State owns the 95th-ranked turnover margin in the FBS, with five forced turnovers (123rd in the FBS) and eight turnovers committed (38th in the FBS).

    New Mexico State’s Best Players

    • Pavia has been a dual threat for New Mexico State this season. He has 1,801 passing yards (225.1 per game) while completing 61.9% of his passes. He’s tossed 16 touchdown passes and five interceptions this season. On the ground, he’s compiled 536 yards (67 ypg) on 90 carries with four rushing touchdowns.
    • Ahmonte Watkins has rushed for 415 yards on 35 carries with two touchdowns.
    • Jonathan Brady leads his team with 355 receiving yards on 21 catches with three touchdowns.
    • Trent Hudson has put together a 311-yard season so far with five touchdowns. He’s caught 15 passes on 30 targets.
    • Chris Bellamy has racked up 203 reciving yards (25.4 ypg) and one touchdown this season.
    • Izaiah Reed has racked up three sacks to pace the team, while also recording two TFL and 13 tackles.
    • Keyshaun Elliott, New Mexico State’s tackle leader, has 54 tackles, five TFL, and one sack this year.
    • Torren Union has picked off a team-high one pass. He also has 11 tackles and one pass defended to his name.
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