UNLV at Wyoming NCAA Football Picks & Predictions 9/28/2019
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Jonah Field War Memorial Stadium
Armani Rogers and the UNLV Runnin' Rebels are headed to Jonah Field War Memorial Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the Wyoming Cowboys. UNLV opens this contest as 10-point underdogs. The Runnin' Rebels are 2-1-0 ATS and 1-2-0 when betting on the total. The Cowboys are 1-3-0 when wagering on the over/under and 3-1-0 against the spread.
Key UNLV Runnin' Rebels Injuries
09/22/19 RB Chad Magyar Personal is questionable Saturday vs Wyoming
09/22/19 TE Giovanni Fauolo Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Wyoming
09/22/19 RB Courtney Reese Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Wyoming
09/10/19 QB Max Gilliam Foot is out indefinitely
Key Wyoming Cowboys Injuries
09/22/19 T Alonzo Velazquez Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs UNLV
09/22/19 OL Logan Harris Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs UNLV
09/22/19 T Rudy Stofer Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs UNLV
09/09/19 CB Antonio Hull Personal is out indefinitely
08/13/19 DL Ravontae Holt ACL is out for season
In their last outing, the UNLV Runnin' Rebels took on the Northwestern Wildcats and took the defeat by a score of 30-14. Charles Williams led the team in rushing during the game. He tore off a long run of 65 yards and he notched 2 touchdowns for the game. He scurried for 144 yards by way of 16 carries which meant he averaged 9.0 yards per carry. Noah Bean was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 27 yards on 2 catches. He averaged 13.5 yards per reception during the game. Running the show from under center for the Runnin' Rebels was Armani Rogers who went 16/26 with 120 yards passing but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He tossed 1 interception during the game. The UNLV Runnin' Rebels ended up running the ball 36 times and added 210 yards which had them averaging 5.8 yards per attempt. In the game, they totaled 62 plays which added up to 330 yards. On the day, the Runnin' Rebels racked up a total of 17 first downs and they had 5 penalties for 65 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. When it comes to their defensive performance, UNLV gave up 12 completions on 25 attempts totaling 165 yards, and a completion percentage of 48.0%. On the ground, the Runnin' Rebels gave up 276 yards on 50 tries allowing their opponent an average of 5.5 yards per attempt allowed. Overall, they conceded 441 yards and earned 1 turnover.
The Runnin' Rebels step onto the field holding a record of 1-2 this season. For total yardage, they rank 10th in the conference and 107th in Division 1 with 1,164 yards. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the nation with an average of 29 points per game, which has them at 74th in Division 1. As a unit, they are averaging 243 yards on the ground per game which is 2nd in the Mountain West. The Runnin' Rebels have one of the worst defenses in college football, allowing 32 points per contest ranking them 8th in the Mountain West. When it comes to yards through the air, the Runnin' Rebels have allowed 435 yards. Teams are completing 56.7% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 7.1 yards per try. When talking about rushing yards, UNLV is allowing 178.7 yards per game which has them at 12th in the Mountain West and 100th in D-1. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.1 yards per carry putting them 10th in the MWC and 79th in the country overall. In total, they have allowed 536 rushing yards through 3 games.
In their last outing, the Wyoming Cowboys played the Tulsa Golden Hurricane and were defeated 24-21. Running the show from under center for the Cowboys was Sean Chambers who went 9/25 with 193 yards passing and threw 1 touchdown. He walked away with no picks. Sean Chambers paced the team in rushing for the game. He had a long run of 33 yards and he ran for 2 touchdowns for the game. He scurried for 83 yards on 11 carries which meant he was running for 7.5 yards per run. Ayden Eberhardt was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 53 yards on 1 catch. He notched an average of 53.0 yards per catch for the game. The Wyoming Cowboys ran the ball a total of 34 times and racked up 143 yards earning them an average of 4.2 yards per rush. In the game, the Cowboys got 16 first downs and they had a total of 7 penalties for 59 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. In all, they totaled 66 plays which gave them a total of 357 yards. When discussing the defense, Wyoming gave up 25 catches on 50 attempts for a total of 354 yards, and a completion percentage of 50.0%. For the game, they allowed 439 yards and forced 1 turnover. On the ground, the Cowboys gave up 85 yards on 41 tries which gave the opponent an average of 2.1 yards per attempt allowed.
The Cowboys come into this matchup with a record of 3-1. Wyoming has made teams game plan around their running game by averaging 216.8 rushing yards per game, putting them 34th in the country. As a team, they have a total of 867 rushing yards through 4 contests, so they'll look to continue their dominance on the ground to grind out wins. The Cowboys average 331.5 yards per game overall ranking them 108th in D-1 and 10th in the conference. The Cowboys are conceding 21.3 points per contest ranking them 5th in the MWC and 46th in the country. Their passing defense is one of the worst units in the nation. They are giving up 345.3 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Cowboys are currently ranked 11th in the Mountain West. When talking about points allowed, they have given up 85 total points. In terms of yards on the ground, they are conceding 85.5 yards per contest which puts them at 18th in Division 1 and 2nd in the conference. This season, they have conceded 342 yards on the ground and 5.2 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Runnin' Rebels/Cowboys college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Runnin' Rebels +10
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