Saturday, October 22, 2016
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The Wyoming Cowboys take on the Nevada Wolf Pack on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Mackay Stadium. The opening line for this game has Wyoming as 3 point favorites. This season the Cowboys are 3-3-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-2-0. The Wolf Pack have an over/under record of 1-6-0 and they are 1-6-0 against the spread.
Josh Allen finished with 173 yards through the air for Wyoming last week. He completed 15 passes out of 27 attempts for a 56% completion percentage. The Cowboys were led in rushing by Brian Hill, who finished with 92 yards on 29 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Jake Maulhardt was the team leader in receiving with a total of 42 yards and 3 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 14 yards per reception. As a team in that game Wyoming got a total of 21 first downs. Of those first downs, 9 came on the ground while 10 came through the air. They ran 75 total plays for 362 yards for the game. The Cowboys ran for 189 yards on 48 attempts.
Tyler Stewart finished with 144 yards passing for Nevada last week. He went 9 for 20, resulting in a 45% completion percentage. The Wolf Pack were led on the ground by James Butler, who finished with 94 yards on 20 carries. He ended the game with an average of 5 yards per rush. James Butler led the team in receiving with 92 yards and 3 catches. He finished the game with an average of 31 yards per reception. Nevada had 13 first downs total. 7 came from running the ball and 5 came from a pass. They ran 56 total plays for 257 yards for the contest. The Wolf Pack ran for 113 yards on 34 carries as a team.
Wyoming scores 33.2 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 45th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 14.5 passes on 25 attempts for a 58 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 200.7 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 96th in college football. The Cowboys run for an average of 197.5 yards per game on 45 attempts for an average of 4.4 yards per carry. That ranks them 45th in the nation. They also run 70 plays per contest and average 5.7 yards per play for an average of 398.2 yards per game, ranking their offense 78th overall this season. The Cowboys average 20.8 first downs per game which ranks them 75th in the country. They accumulate 49.7 penalty yards per game via 5.3 penalties, which ranks 91st in the nation.
Wyoming allows 291.5 passing yards per game, ranking 120th in D-1, and they allow 29.7 points per contest on defense, which ranks 83rd. They give up 18.3 completions on 33.7 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 54.5. The Cowboys allow 140.7 rushing yards per game on 37.5 carries for an average of 3.8 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 43rd in the country. Wyoming allows 432.2 total yards per game including 6.1 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 91st in terms of yards per game. They force 2.3 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.2 penalties for 58 yards per game, ranking them 81st among D-1 teams.
Nevada averages 20.9 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 115th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 15.9 passes per game on 26.6 attempts for a 59.7 percent completion percentage. They throw for 179.1 yards through the air per game, ranking them 106th in Division 1. The Wolf Pack run for an average of 175.1 yards per game on 40.9 attempts for an average of 4.3 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 65th on the ground. They also run 67.4 plays per game and average 5.3 yards per play for a total of 354.3 yards per game, ranking them 109th in the country on offense. The Wolf Pack get an average of 20.4 first downs per game, which ranks 81st in the nation. They average 48.3 penalty yards per game via 5.1 penalties, ranking them 94th in college football.
Nevada allows an average of 179.7 passing yards per game, which ranks 23rd in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 25.4 points per contest, which has them ranked 56th in the nation. They give up 13.4 completions on 22.3 attempts for a completion percentage of 60.3 per game. The Wolf Pack allow 250.7 rushing yards per contest on 48.3 carries for a 5.2 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 122nd in the country. Nevada allows 430.4 total yards per game for an average of 6.1 yards per play, which ranks 90th in D-1. They force 1.3 turnovers per contest and 6.4 penalties for 61.9 yards in each contest, ranking 95th in the nation.
Wyoming Betting Trends
Wyoming is 4-2-0 against the over/under this season
Wyoming has an ATS record of 3-3-0 this season
Nevada Betting Trends
Nevada is 1-6-0 against the over/under this season
Nevada has an ATS record of 1-6-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
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
10/16/16 RB Akeel Lynch Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Wyoming
10/16/16 DB Riley Brand Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Wyoming
09/29/16 WR Brayden Sanchez Foot out for season
09/29/16 DL Salesa Faraimo Pectoral out indefinitely
09/29/16 WR Victor Gonzalez Shoulder out for season
09/13/16 LB Lucas Weber Knee out for season
08/31/16 LB Colton Concellos Knee out for season
08/31/16 DE Kori Collins Foot expected to miss 3-4 weeks
08/31/16 DB Tyler Crandall Knee out for season
08/29/16 TE Evan Faunce Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Wyoming
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