Nevada vs Wyoming NCAA Football Picks & Predictions 10/26/2019
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Jonah Field War Memorial Stadium
Sean Chambers and the Wyoming Cowboys host the Nevada Wolf Pack at Jonah Field War Memorial Stadium on Saturday, October 26, 2019. The odds on this matchup have Wyoming as 12.5-point favorites. The Wolf Pack are 2-4-1 ATS and 4-3-0 when betting on the total. The Cowboys are 3-4-0 when wagering on the over/under and 4-3-0 against the spread.
In their last outing, the Nevada Wolf Pack went up against the Utah State Aggies and took the defeat by a score of 36-10. Leading the way at QB for the Wolf Pack was Malik Henry who went 17/38 with 213 yards passing but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He tossed 2 interceptions in the game. Toa Taua led the team in rushing for the game. He had a long run of 20 yards and he ran for 1 TD for the game. He rushed for a total of 84 yards by way of 20 carries which meant he averaged 4.2 yards per run. Romeo Doubs led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 80 yards on 4 catches. He notched an average of 20.0 yards per catch for the game. The Wolf Pack ended up running the ball 35 times and earned 113 yards which gave them an average of 3.2 yards per carry. Overall, the Wolf Pack earned 15 1st downs and they had 13 infractions for 110 yards telling us that this team had an undisciplined week of practice. On the day, they ran 73 plays for a total of 326 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Nevada allowed 15 completions on 33 tries for a total of 174 yards, and a completion percentage of 45.5%. On the day, they allowed 418 yards and forced 2 takeaways. In the running game, the Wolf Pack allowed 244 yards on 44 runs which is an average of 5.5 yards per attempt allowed.
The Wolf Pack step onto the field holding a record of 4-3 this season. They are one of lowest scoring teams in the nation with an average of 21.4 points per game, which has them at 112th in D-1. As a unit, they are averaging 119 yards on the ground per game which is 10th in the Mountain West. For total yards, they are currently ranked 12th in the conference and 120th in D-1 with 2,197 yards. The Wolf Pack have one of the most lackluster defenses in the country, giving up 38.6 points per game which has them at 12th in the Mountain West. When it comes to passing yards, the Wolf Pack have allowed 1,364 yards. Opponents are completing 63.8% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 8.6 yards per try. In terms of yards on the ground, Nevada is allowing 101.1 yards per game which has them at 4th in the Mountain West and 20th in D-1. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.8 yards per carry which has them at 5th in the Mountain West and 47th in college football overall. In total, they have conceded 708 rushing yards through 7 contests.
In their last outing, the Wyoming Cowboys took on the New Mexico Lobos and won 23-10. Running the show from under center for the Cowboys was Sean Chambers who went 9/15 with 86 yards through the air and completed 1 touchdown. He ended the game without an interception. Xazavian Valladay led the team on the ground during the game. He had a long run of 20 yards and he added 1 TD for the game. He rushed for a total of 127 yards via 33 carries which had him averaging 3.8 yards per run. John Okwoli was the receiving yardage leader by earning 33 yards on 3 receptions. He averaged 11.0 yards per reception during the game. The Cowboys ran the ball a total of 55 times and racked up a total of 259 yards which had them averaging 4.7 yards per attempt. On the day, they ran 70 plays for a total of 345 yards. For the game, the Cowboys earned 21 first downs and they totaled 5 infractions for 38 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. When discussing the defense, Wyoming gave up 14 completions on 28 attempts totaling 203 yards, and a completion percentage of 50.0%. On the day, they conceded a total of 372 yards and forced 1 takeaway. Against the run, the Cowboys gave up 169 yards on 37 attempts which gave them an average of 4.6 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
The Cowboys head into this game 5-2. In discussing the offensive production, the Cowboys have one of the middle tier offenses in Division 1. Wyoming is making teams fear their ground game this season by averaging 236.7 yards on the ground per contest, which has them at 15th in the country. As a unit, they have a total of 1,657 yards rushing through 7 games, so they'll look to continue their dominance on the ground to grind out wins. The Cowboys average 347.9 yards per contest overall which has them at 104th in D-1 and 10th in the Mountain West. The Cowboys are giving up 19.7 points per contest which puts them at 2nd in the conference and 25th in Division 1. Their pass defense is one of the middle of the road units in the country. They are conceding 293.7 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Cowboys are currently ranked 11th in the conference. In discussing points allowed, they have allowed 138 points in total. In regard to yards on the ground, they are conceding 100.9 yards per game which puts them at 19th in the country and 3rd in the Mountain West. For the 2019 season, they have allowed a total of 706 yards rushing and 7 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Wolf Pack/Cowboys college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Wolf Pack +12.5
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