Montana at Wyoming Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 8/28/2014
Saturday, August 30, 2014
War Memorial Stadium in Laramie
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On Saturday afternoon, the Montana Grizzlies will visit the Wyoming Cowboys in a game that will feature one of the best teams from the FCS against one of the worst from the FBS.
Montana exceeded more people's expectations in 2013 by finishing with a 6-2 record in the tough Big Sky Conference and a 10-3 record overall. Their season came to a screeching halt, though, when they were upset by Coastal Carolina in the opening round of the FCS playoffs.
Quarterback Jordan Johnson returns as the starter for the Grizzlies after throwing for 3,387 yards and 32 touchdowns. His favorite target, Ellis Henderson, will also be back after making 43 catches in 2013 for 1,008 yards and 14 touchdowns. Safety Matt Hermanson, who had 107 tackles last year, will lead the defensive unit.
Wyoming lost five of their final six games last year to finish with a 5-7 record and a 3-5 record in the Mountain West Conference. They had a top 25 passing game after throwing for 282.4 yards per game, but they also gave up 36.7 points per game, which was 111th in the country.
The Cowboys have a chance to improve a bit this year with 16 starters returning for the 2014 season. They will rely heavily on junior running back Shaun Wick, who rushing for 979 yards and nine touchdowns last year. Dominic Rufran will be the top receiving target after catching 75 passes for 960 yards and eight touchdowns in 2013.
Injuries to Watch
08/27/14 WR Chase Naccarato Ankle doubtful Saturday vs. Wyoming
08/22/14 OL John Schmaing Academics out for season
08/23/14 RB D.J. May Toe questionable Saturday vs. Montana
08/23/14 TE Tyree Mayfield Shoulder questionable Saturday vs. Montana
Josh's Pick: Take Wyoming
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