Saturday, November 26, 2016
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The Wyoming Cowboys take on the New Mexico Lobos on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at University Stadium. The opening line for this game has New Mexico as 1 point favorites. This season the Cowboys are 7-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 8-3-0. The Lobos have an over/under record of 9-2-0 and they are 5-6-0 against the spread.
Josh Allen finished with 282 yards through the air for Wyoming last week. He completed 16 passes out of 31 attempts for a 52% completion percentage. The Cowboys were led in rushing by Brian Hill, who finished with 131 yards on 31 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. C.J. Johnson was the team leader in receiving with a total of 85 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 17 yards per reception. As a team in that game Wyoming got a total of 29 first downs. Of those first downs, 15 came on the ground while 12 came through the air. They ran 84 total plays for 487 yards for the game. The Cowboys ran for 205 yards on 53 attempts.
Austin Apodaca finished with 96 yards passing for New Mexico last week. He went 7 for 9, resulting in a 78% completion percentage. The Lobos were led on the ground by Teriyon Gipson, who finished with 121 yards on 20 carries. He ended the game with an average of 6 yards per rush. Emmanuel Harris led the team in receiving with 44 yards and 2 catches. He finished the game with an average of 22 yards per reception. New Mexico had 23 first downs total. 18 came from running the ball and 5 came from a pass. They ran 76 total plays for 473 yards for the contest. The Lobos ran for 373 yards on 64 carries as a team.
Wyoming scores 38.5 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 19th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 14.5 passes on 25.9 attempts for a 56.1 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 226.7 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 71st in college football. The Cowboys run for an average of 220.5 yards per game on 45.9 attempts for an average of 4.8 yards per carry. That ranks them 27th in the nation. They also run 71.8 plays per contest and average 6.2 yards per play for an average of 447.3 yards per game, ranking their offense 42nd overall this season. The Cowboys average 22.9 first downs per game which ranks them 40th in the country. They accumulate 42.5 penalty yards per game via 4.5 penalties, which ranks 113th in the nation.
Wyoming allows 290 passing yards per game, ranking 122nd in D-1, and they allow 33.6 points per contest on defense, which ranks 103rd. They give up 20.3 completions on 35.5 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 57.2. The Cowboys allow 165.9 rushing yards per game on 36.6 carries for an average of 4.5 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 57th in the country. Wyoming allows 455.9 total yards per game including 6.3 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 107th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.9 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6 penalties for 53.9 yards per game, ranking them 68th among D-1 teams.
New Mexico averages 36.2 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 29th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 8.1 passes per game on 15.3 attempts for a 53 percent completion percentage. They throw for 108.2 yards through the air per game, ranking them 127th in Division 1. The Lobos run for an average of 342.1 yards per game on 53.6 attempts for an average of 6.4 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 1st on the ground. They also run 68.9 plays per game and average 6.5 yards per play for a total of 450.3 yards per game, ranking them 40th in the country on offense. The Lobos get an average of 21.3 first downs per game, which ranks 66th in the nation. They average 59.5 penalty yards per game via 6.7 penalties, ranking them 41st in college football.
New Mexico allows an average of 229.5 passing yards per game, which ranks 68th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 32.2 points per contest, which has them ranked 96th in the nation. They give up 15.7 completions on 26.5 attempts for a completion percentage of 59.5 per game. The Lobos allow 163.2 rushing yards per contest on 35.3 carries for a 4.6 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 55th in the country. New Mexico allows 392.6 total yards per game for an average of 6.4 yards per play, which ranks 56th in D-1. They force 1.1 turnovers per contest and 4.5 penalties for 40 yards in each contest, ranking 8th in the nation.
Wyoming Betting Trends
Wyoming is 8-3-0 against the over/under this season
Wyoming has an ATS record of 7-4-0 this season
New Mexico Betting Trends
New Mexico is 9-2-0 against the over/under this season
New Mexico has an ATS record of 5-6-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
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
10/20/16 OL Garrett Adcock Concussion out for season
10/15/16 S John Russo Knee out indefinitely
10/02/16 Backup RB Romell Jordan Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take New Mexico Ev
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