Wyoming vs San Diego State Odds and Picks Against the Spread
Saturday, October 12, 2019
Ryan Agnew and the San Diego State Aztecs host the Wyoming Cowboys at SDCCU Stadium on Saturday, October 12, 2019. The spread on this game has San Diego State as 5.5-point favorites. The Cowboys are 4-1-0 ATS and 2-3-0 when betting on the total. The Aztecs are 0-5-0 when wagering on the over/under and 3-2-0 against the spread.
Key Wyoming Cowboys Injuries
10/05/19 CB Allen Smith Dismissed has been dismissed
10/05/19 CB Antonio Hull Personal is out indefinitely
08/13/19 DL Ravontae Holt ACL is out for season
Key San Diego State Aztecs Injuries
09/27/19 WR Elijah Kothe Hand is out indefinitely
In their last outing, the Wyoming Cowboys took on the UNLV Runnin' Runnin' Rebels and won 53-17. Titus Swen paced the team in rushing for that game. He tore off a long run of 59 yards and he tallied 1 touchdown for the game. He ran for a total of 136 yards on 14 carries which meant he was running for 9.7 yards per carry. Josh Harshman was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 56 yards on 2 receptions. He earned an average of 28.0 yards per reception for that game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Cowboys was Sean Chambers who went 5/12 with 124 yards through the air and completed 2 TD's. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. The Cowboys ran the ball 48 times and racked up 374 yards which earned them an average of 7.8 yards per rushing attempt. In the game, they ran 60 plays for a total of 498 yards. On the day, the Cowboys earned 18 1st downs and they totaled 4 penalties for 40 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. When discussing the defense, Wyoming gave up 22 catches on 44 throws for a total of 263 yards, and a completion percentage of 50.0%. Against the run, the Cowboys gave up 77 yards on 33 tries which gave them an average of 2.3 yards per rushing attempt allowed. Overall, they gave up a total of 340 yards and forced 3 takeaways.
The Cowboys come into this matchup with a record of 4-1 this year. For total yards, they are currently ranked 9th in the Mountain West and 99th in Division 1 with 1,824 yards. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation with an average of 31 points per game, ranking them 62nd in Division 1. As a unit, they have an average of 248.2 rushing yards per contest which is 2nd in the MWC. The Cowboys have one of the best defenses in the nation, allowing 20.4 points per game ranking them 3rd in the MWC. When it comes to passing yards, the Cowboys have conceded 583 yards. Opponents are completing 55.2% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.1 yards per attempt. In regard to yards on the ground, Wyoming is allowing 83.4 yards per game putting them 2nd in the conference and 10th in college football. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 2.3 yards per rush ranking them 2nd in the MWC and 4th in D-1 overall. Overall, they have conceded 417 rushing yards through 5 games.
In their last outing, the San Diego State Aztecs played the Colorado State Rams and won by a score of 24-10. Leading the way at QB for the Aztecs was Ryan Agnew who went 16/20 with 147 yards through the air and completed 3 touchdowns. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. Juwan Washington paced the team on the ground during the game. He had a long run of 14 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He racked up a total of 85 yards by way of 22 carries which meant he averaged 3.9 yards per carry. Kobe Smith was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 101 yards on 7 receptions. He had an average of 14.4 yards per reception during the game. The Aztecs ran the football 43 times and earned 91 yards which gave them an average of 2.1 yards per carry. Overall, they ran 63 plays for a total of 238 yards. On the day, the Aztecs got 14 1st downs and they had 7 penalties for 55 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. In terms of defense, San Diego State gave up 19 completions on 32 tries totaling 217 yards, and a completion percentage of 59.4%. In the running game, the Aztecs gave up 18 yards on 25 carries which gave them an average of 0.7 yards per run allowed. For the game, they allowed 235 yards and forced 4 takeaways.
The Aztecs head into this matchup 4-1. San Diego State needs to do more to make teams respect their running game by averaging 136.6 rushing yards per game, putting them 92nd in the country. As a team, they have compiled a total of 683 yards rushing through 5 games, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Aztecs average 323.6 yards per contest overall putting them 118th in the nation and 12th in the Mountain West. The Aztecs are allowing 11.4 points per contest ranking them 1st in the conference and 8th in D-1. When it comes to points given up, they have given up 57 total points. In terms of yards rushing, they are allowing 45.4 yards per contest ranking them 1st in D-1 and 1st in the MWC. For the 2019 season, they have conceded 227 yards on the ground and 2 rushing touchdowns. Their pass defense is one of the middling units in college football. They are giving up 225.4 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Aztecs sit in 6th in the Mountain West.
Who will win tonight's Cowboys/Aztecs college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cowboys +5.5
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