Wyoming vs Air Force Predictions, Odds and Line 11/30/2019
Game: Wyoming Cowboys vs Air Force Falcons
Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019
Location: Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Air Force -11.5
Falcon Stadium is the venue where Donald Hammond and the Air Force Falcons will play the Wyoming Cowboys on Saturday. Air Force opens this matchup as 11.5-point favorites. The Cowboys are 7-4-0 ATS and 3-8-0 when betting on the total. The Falcons are 6-5-0 when wagering on the over/under and 6-5-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the Wyoming Cowboys faced the Colorado State Rams and won 17-7. Xazavian Valladay paced the team on the ground in the game. His longest run of the day went for 29 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for a total of 154 yards on 27 carries which gave him an average of 5.7 yards per carry. Austin Conway was the receiving yardage leader by earning 35 yards on 3 catches. He had an average of 11.7 yards per catch in the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Cowboys was Tyler Vander Waal who went 6/13 with 56 yards through the air but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. The Cowboys ended up running the ball 50 times and racked up 192 yards which earned them an average of 3.8 yards per run. In the game, the Cowboys earned a total of 19 1st downs and they totaled 5 penalties for 49 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. On the day, they ran 65 plays which added up to 273 yards. When discussing the defense, Wyoming gave up 17 completions on 29 throws totaling 217 yards, and a completion percentage of 58.6%. For the game, they gave up 265 yards and forced 1 turnover. Against the run, the Cowboys gave up 48 yards on 30 attempts which is an average of 1.6 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
The Cowboys come into this game with a record of 7-4 in 2019. For total yards, they are currently ranked 11th in the MWC and 108th in the nation with 3,815 yards. In terms of scoring, they are one of the marginal teams in the country averaging 26 points per contest, ranking them 86th in the nation. As a team, they have an average of 217.3 yards on the ground per game which is 2nd in the MWC. The Cowboys have one of the best defenses in Division 1, allowing 17.6 points per contest putting them 2nd in the conference. In regard to rushing yards, Wyoming is allowing 96.1 yards per contest putting them 2nd in the MWC and 8th in college football. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 2.8 yards per rush putting them 2nd in the MWC and 8th in the nation overall. In total, they have conceded 1,057 rushing yards through 11 contests. When it comes to passing yards, the Cowboys have allowed 1,425 yards. Opponents are completing 57.4% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.1 yards per try.
In their last game, the Air Force Falcons played the New Mexico Lobos and won by a score of 44-22. Leading the way at QB for the Falcons was Donald Hammond III who went 9/10 with 327 yards passing and added 4 touchdowns. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. Taven Birdow paced the team on the ground for the game. He had a long run of 31 yards and he tallied 1 touchdown for the contest. He rushed for a total of 110 yards on 17 carries which meant he averaged 6.5 yards per carry. Benjamin Waters led the team in receiving yardage by earning 171 yards on 4 catches. He earned an average of 42.8 yards per reception for the game. The Falcons ran the football 45 times and racked up a total of 213 yards which gave them an average of 4.7 yards per rushing attempt. In all, they ran 55 plays which gave them a total of 540 yards. In the game, the Falcons got 20 1st downs and they totaled 3 penalties for 30 yards which tells us that they had a disciplined week in practice. When it comes to their defensive performance, Air Force gave up 8 completions on 18 throws for a total of 90 yards, and a completion percentage of 44.4%. For this contest, they allowed a total of 358 yards and earned 1 takeaway. On the ground, the Falcons gave up 268 yards on 43 attempts which gave them an average of 6.2 yards per carry allowed.
The Falcons come into this game with a record of 9-2. Air Force has made teams game plan around their running game by averaging 305.2 yards on the ground per game, ranking them 2nd in college football. As a unit, they have a total of 3,357 rushing yards through 11 games, so they'll look to continue their dominance on the ground to grind out wins. The Falcons average 435.1 yards per game overall putting them 43rd in the country and 4th in the MWC. The Falcons are conceding 21 points per game ranking them 3rd in the MWC and 28th in D-1. In regard to points given up, they have allowed 231 points in total. In regard to rushing yards, they are giving up 107.2 yards per game ranking them 14th in Division 1 and 3rd in the conference. In 2019, they have conceded a total of 1,179 yards on the ground and 11 rushing TDs. Their passing defense is one of the mediocre units in college football. They are conceding 216.9 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Falcons sit in 4th in the Mountain West.
Who will win tonight's Cowboys/Falcons college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Falcons -11.5
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