Saturday, November 5, 2016
War Memorial Stadium
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The Utah State Aggies take on the Wyoming Cowboys on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at War Memorial Stadium. The opening line for this game has Wyoming as 4 point favorites. This season the Aggies are 3-5-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-4-0. The Cowboys have an over/under record of 5-3-0 and they are 5-3-0 against the spread.
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Kent Myers finished with 181 yards through the air for Utah State last week. He completed 11 passes out of 26 attempts for a 42% completion percentage. The Aggies were led in rushing by Kent Myers, who finished with 26 yards on 9 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Alex Byers was the team leader in receiving with a total of 43 yards and 2 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 22 yards per reception. As a team in that game Utah State got a total of 12 first downs. Of those first downs, 4 came on the ground while 6 came through the air. They ran 54 total plays for 252 yards for the game. The Aggies ran for 71 yards on 28 attempts.
Josh Allen finished with 274 yards passing for Wyoming last week. He went 18 for 31, resulting in a 58% completion percentage. The Cowboys were led on the ground by Brian Hill, who finished with 146 yards on 28 carries. He ended the game with an average of 5 yards per rush. Jacob Hollister led the team in receiving with 144 yards and 6 catches. He finished the game with an average of 24 yards per reception. Wyoming had 25 first downs total. 13 came from running the ball and 12 came from a pass. They ran 80 total plays for 489 yards for the contest. The Cowboys ran for 215 yards on 49 carries as a team.
Utah State scores 23.9 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 100th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 19.3 passes on 33.8 attempts for a 57 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 209.8 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 86th in college football. The Aggies run for an average of 164.8 yards per game on 34.9 attempts for an average of 4.7 yards per carry. That ranks them 78th in the nation. They also run 68.6 plays per contest and average 5.5 yards per play for an average of 374.5 yards per game, ranking their offense 97th overall this season. The Aggies average 19.1 first downs per game which ranks them 108th in the country. They accumulate 51 penalty yards per game via 6.5 penalties, which ranks 81st in the nation.
Utah State allows 183.8 passing yards per game, ranking 19th in D-1, and they allow 26.3 points per contest on defense, which ranks 55th. They give up 16.6 completions on 27.8 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 59.9. The Aggies allow 182.6 rushing yards per game on 43.9 carries for an average of 4.2 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 80th in the country. Utah State allows 366.4 total yards per game including 5.1 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 34th in terms of yards per game. They force 0.8 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7.9 penalties for 70.1 yards per game, ranking them 115th among D-1 teams.
Wyoming averages 33.9 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 37th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 14.3 passes per game on 24.3 attempts for a 58.8 percent completion percentage. They throw for 202.1 yards through the air per game, ranking them 92nd in Division 1. The Cowboys run for an average of 225.4 yards per game on 46.8 attempts for an average of 4.8 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 27th on the ground. They also run 71 plays per game and average 6 yards per play for a total of 427.5 yards per game, ranking them 49th in the country on offense. The Cowboys get an average of 22 first downs per game, which ranks 52nd in the nation. They average 45.6 penalty yards per game via 4.8 penalties, ranking them 103rd in college football.
Wyoming allows an average of 303 passing yards per game, which ranks 123rd in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 30 points per contest, which has them ranked 84th in the nation. They give up 20.5 completions on 35.8 attempts for a completion percentage of 57.3 per game. The Cowboys allow 141.9 rushing yards per contest on 35.5 carries for a 4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 40th in the country. Wyoming allows 444.9 total yards per game for an average of 6.2 yards per play, which ranks 101st in D-1. They force 2.1 turnovers per contest and 6 penalties for 55.9 yards in each contest, ranking 76th in the nation.
Utah State Betting Trends
Utah State is 4-4-0 against the over/under this season
Utah State has an ATS record of 3-5-0 this season
Wyoming Betting Trends
Wyoming is 5-3-0 against the over/under this season
Wyoming has an ATS record of 5-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/04/16 TE Dax Raymond Back out for season
10/04/16 S Zach Swenson Leg out for season
10/01/16 S Dallin Leavitt Ankle out indefinitely
10/26/16 OL Ryan Cummings Foot out indefinitely
10/18/16 DE Carl Granderson ACL out for season
09/09/16 DE Trevor Meader Knee out for season
09/01/16 LB Adam Pilapil Ankle out indefinitely
09/01/16 RB Kellen Overstreet Undisclosed out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Utah State
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