New Mexico and Boise State Collide After Unexplainable Defeats

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New Mexico running back Teriyon Gipson (7) carries the ball away from Boise State defensive tackle Tyler Horn (69) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Boise, Idaho, on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger)

It is the Mountain West Conference opener for New Mexico and Boise State and both probably do not mind coming in on a short week after losing games they should have won last Saturday.

The Lobos were a 7.5 point home favorite against in-state rival New Mexico State and because they committed four turnovers, they trailed the Aggies 30-5 after three quarters. New Mexico scored 23 unanswered points in the fourth quarter, but came up two digits short in 30-28 upset loss.

Boise State was cruising with 31-10 lead at Washington State, then made several unforced errors and the Cougars cashed them in the fourth quarter to send the contest to OT, where the Broncos lost 47-44 in three extras sessions.

The college football odds have Boise State as 14.5-point home favorites with a total of 58 for this ESPN encounter that goes at 8:00 Eastern. What side should you be on?

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