Wyoming at New Mexico State College Football Picks and Predictions 8/25/2018
Saturday, August 25, 2018
Aggie Memorial Stadium
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The Wyoming Cowboys head to Aggie Memorial Stadium to play the New Mexico State Aggies on Saturday, August 25, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Wyoming as 6 point favorites. The Cowboys were 8-5-0 against the spread last season and their over/under record was 3-10-0. The Aggies were 7-5-1 against the spread and their over/under mark was 5-8-0.
Valuable Wyoming Cowboys Betting Trends
The Wyoming Cowboys were 3-10-0 against the over/under last season
The Wyoming Cowboys were 8-5-0 against the spread last year
Important New Mexico State Aggies Betting Trends
The New Mexico State Aggies were 5-8-0 against the over/under last season
The New Mexico State Aggies were 7-5-1 against the spread last year
Key Wyoming Cowboys Injuries
08/14/18 OL Alonzo Velazquez Knee is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs New Mexico State
08/14/18 OL Gavin Rush Biceps is out for season
08/14/18 WR James Price Undisclosed is probable Saturday vs New Mexico State
08/14/18 T Zach Wallace Foot is probable Saturday vs New Mexico State
08/08/18 T Eric Abojei Concussion is "?" Saturday vs New Mexico State
08/08/18 RB Kellen Overstreet Shoulder is upgraded to probable Saturday vs New Mexico State
08/08/18 LB Trey Woods Shoulder is upgraded to probable Saturday vs New Mexico State
08/04/18 DE Josiah Hall Blood Clot is "?" Saturday vs New Mexico State
08/04/18 DE Kevin Prosser Shoulder is probable Saturday vs New Mexico State
07/07/18 LB Cassh Maluia Suspension is OUT Saturday vs New Mexico State (1-game suspension)
06/25/18 DL Javaree Jackson Back is out for season
Key New Mexico State Aggies Injuries
08/12/18 WR Johnathan Boone Hamstring is probable Saturday vs Wyoming
08/12/18 DB Komotay Koffie Knee is "?" Saturday vs Wyoming
08/12/18 WR Caleb Mills Collarbone is out indefinitely
08/04/18 DL Cedric Wilcots II Academics is OUT weeks 1-2
07/09/18 LB Terrill Hanks Wrist is probable Saturday vs Wyoming
07/02/18 DB Ron LaForce Foot is "?" Saturday vs Wyoming
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Wyoming Cowboys were 96th in the country in points scored with 306 last season. They ran 794 plays last year for 3,718 yards, which ranked them 101st in Division 1 in total offense. The Cowboys averaged 4.7 yards per play, which was 123rd in the nation. As a team they accumulated a total of 198 1st downs last season, ranking them 121st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Wyoming ran for 1,414 yards, which ranked 118th in college football. They ran 446 times, averaging 3.2 yards per rush as a unit. The Cowboys were penalized on offense 55 times for 523 yards last year, which had them 119th in the country in penalties. Tyler Vander Waal is expected to start for Wyoming after the departure of Josh Allen. His performance early in the season will tell us how legit this Wyoming team is.
Wyoming was 8th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 228 last year. They gave up a total of 4,358 yards on D, which was 23rd in D-1. The Cowboys were 10th in yards per play allowed with 4.7. Opponent offenses completed 189 throws on 334 attempts against the Wyoming Cowboys defense last season, ranking them 15th and 23rd in the nation. The Wyoming pass defense also surrendered a total of 2,274 yards in the air, which was 13th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense gave up 599 attempts for 2,084 yards last season, putting them in 65th place in the country against the run. The Cowboys had 64 penalties for 602 yards on defense last year. That placed them 41st in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Wyoming was 32nd in the country in punt returns with 23 last season. They totaled 237 punt return yards and averaged 10.3 yards per return, which was 29th in D-1. They returned 23 kicks for 651 yards on special teams, which put them 95th in kick return yardage. The Cowboys averaged 28 yards per kick return and they were 123rd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,606. The Wyoming Cowboys tried 18 field goals last year and made 16, which was 69th in college football. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 83%. Wyoming Cowboys kickers made 97% of their extra points, going 36 for 36 last season. Their punters accumulated 3,409 yards on 87 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That ranked them 113th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Aggies ran for 1,431 yards as a team last year, which ranked 116th in college football. They ran 354 times, averaging 4.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The New Mexico State Aggies were penalized on offense 88 times for 714 yards last season, which had them 25th in the country in penalties. They were 52nd in the nation in points scored with 381. They ran 993 plays last season for 5,853 yards, which ranked them 5th in Division 1 in total offense. New Mexico State averaged 5.9 yards per play, which was 48th in college football. As a team they accumulated a total of 290 1st downs last year, placing them 38th overall as an offensive unit. Nick Jeanty averaged 5.4 yards per pass attempt and 3.2 adjusted yards per throw last season. He completed 48 passes on 72 attempts for a completion percentage of 66.7%. His quarterback rating last year was 105.5. He threw for 389 yards.
The New Mexico State Aggies rush defense allowed 519 attempts for 2,166 yards last year, putting them in 69th place in D-1 against the run. New Mexico State committed 88 penalties for 771 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 99th in college football. They were 93rd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 386. They surrendered a total of 5,213 yards on D, which was 84th in the country. The Aggies were ranked 50th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Opposing offenses completed 264 passes on 452 attempts against the New Mexico State defense last season, placing them 106th and 109th in Division 1. The New Mexico State Aggies pass defense also gave up a total of 3,047 yards through the air, which was 88th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The New Mexico State Aggies attempted 17 field goals last season and made 13, which was 75th in D-1. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 77%. Aggies kickers made 93% of their extra points, going 40 for 43 last year. Their punters totaled 3,316 yards on 81 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That placed them 74th in Division 1 in punting average. New Mexico State was ranked 110th in the nation in punt returns with 12 last year. They accumulated 77 punt return yards and averaged 6.4 yards per return, which was 81st in college football. They returned 29 kicks for 677 yards on special teams, ranking 85th in kick return yardage. The New Mexico State Aggies averaged 23 yards per kick return and they were 35th in the country in all-purpose yards with 6,607.
Who will win tonight's Cowboys/Aggies college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Aggies +6
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