Colorado State vs Wyoming NCAA Football Game Picks 11/22/2019
Game: Colorado State Rams vs Wyoming Cowboys
Date: Friday, November 22, 2019
Location: Jonah Field at War Memorial Stadium in Laramie, WY
Odds/Point Spread: Wyoming -7
Jonah Field at War Memorial Stadium is the venue where Tyler Vander Waal and the Wyoming Cowboys will play the Colorado State Rams on Friday. The odds on this contest have Wyoming as 7-point favorites. The Rams are 6-4-0 ATS and 4-6-0 when betting on the total. The Cowboys are 3-7-0 when wagering on the over/under and 6-4-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Colorado State Rams played the Air Force Falcons and lost 38-21. Marcus McElroy paced the team in rushing in the game. He tore off a long run of 14 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for a total of 51 yards via 11 carries which gave him an average of 4.6 yards per carry. Warren Jackson was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 88 yards on 8 catches. He averaged 11.0 yards per catch in the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Rams was Patrick O'Brien who went 28/43 with 347 yards through the air and completed 2 TD's. He threw 1 interception in the game. The Rams ran the ball a total of 31 times and generated 39 yards which had them averaging 1.3 yards per rush. Overall, they totaled 74 plays for a total of 386 yards. In the game, the Rams earned 22 first downs and they had a total of 5 infractions for 42 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. In terms of defense, Colorado State allowed 5 completions on 11 attempts totaling 126 yards, and a completion percentage of 45.5%. For this contest, they allowed 353 yards and earned 2 turnovers. On the ground, the Rams allowed 227 yards on 50 tries which gave them an average of 4.5 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
The Rams come into this matchup with a record of 4-6 this year. For total yards, they are currently ranked 2nd in the Mountain West and 25th in college football with 4,605 yards. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation averaging 30.6 points per game, putting them 60th in college football. As a team, they have an average of 144.8 rushing yards per game which is 9th in the conference. The Rams have one of the most lackluster defenses in the country, giving up 32.6 points per game putting them 8th in the Mountain West. When it comes to yards through the air, the Rams have allowed 3,157 yards. Teams are completing 56.2% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.0 yards per try. When talking about yards on the ground, Colorado State is giving up 206.9 yards per game putting them 11th in the Mountain West and 114th in Division 1. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.1 yards per rush ranking them 10th in the conference and 113th in the nation overall. In total, they have conceded 2,069 yards rushing through 10 games.
The last time they took the field, the Wyoming Cowboys took on the Utah State Aggies and were defeated 26-21. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Cowboys was Tyler Vander Waal who went 20/36 with 185 yards through the air but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He walked away with 3 interceptions on the day. Xazavian Valladay paced the team in rushing for the game. He tore off a long run of 16 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for a total of 114 yards by way of 25 carries which gave him an average of 4.6 yards per run. Josh Harshman led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 76 yards on 6 catches. He notched an average of 12.7 yards per reception for the game. The Cowboys ended up running the ball 42 times and added 160 yards which earned them an average of 3.8 yards per rushing attempt. For the game, the Cowboys had a total of 24 1st downs and they had a total of 9 penalties for 92 yards which shows us that this team didn't have their heads in this game. In all, they ran 78 plays for a total of 345 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Wyoming gave up 21 completions on 35 throws totaling 317 yards, and a completion percentage of 60.0%. Overall, they gave up a total of 448 yards and earned 2 takeaways. Against the run, the Cowboys gave up 131 yards on 41 tries which means they had an average of 3.2 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
The Cowboys step onto the field holding a record of 6-4. Wyoming is making teams fear their ground game this season by averaging 219.8 rushing yards per game, which has them at 20th in the country. As a team, they have compiled a total of 2,198 yards rushing through 10 games, and if they want to continue their dominance, they'll want to keep running the ball. The Cowboys average 354.2 yards per game overall which has them at 106th in D-1 and 10th in the conference. The Cowboys are giving up 18.7 points per contest ranking them 2nd in the Mountain West and 16th in the country. Their passing defense is one of the middling groups in the nation. They are allowing 282.1 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Cowboys are ranked 11th in the MWC. In regard to points allowed, they have allowed 187 total points. In regard to yards rushing, they are conceding 100.9 yards per contest which puts them at 10th in D-1 and 3rd in the Mountain West. In 2019, they have conceded 1,009 rushing yards and 8 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Rams/Cowboys college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cowboys -7
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