One might think Saturday night’s New Mexico State-Washington State football season opener would be hard to figure.
It’s the first meeting between the two programs, both teams have a number of new starters and that includes Cougars quarterback Anthony Gordon, who this week was awarded the keys to WSU’s high-octane Air Raid offense.
Still, at least two significant numbers seem to indicate the contest is no great mystery. No. 23 Washington State is paying NMSU a $600,000 guarantee to travel to Pullman, Wash., for the contest – and various betting lines Friday had the Cougars listed as 31- to 32-point favorites.
Can the Aggies give them a run for their money? Only, NMSU coach Doug Martin says, if the visitors stay out of their own way.