Fresno State Bulldogs vs Wyoming Cowboys Prediction, 10/16/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Fresno State Bulldogs vs Wyoming Cowboys
Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021
Location: War Memorial Stadium in Laramie, WY
Odds/Point Spread: Cowboys (+3.5)
War Memorial Stadium is the location where the Wyoming Cowboys (4-1) will take on the Fresno State Bulldogs (4-2) on Saturday. Wyoming opens this game as 3.5-point underdogs. The over/under comes in at 55.5.
The Fresno State Bulldogs come into this matchup with a record of 4-2 this season. In their last game, the Bulldogs faced the Hawaii Warriors and went home with a loss by a final score of 27-24. Ronnie Rivers was the rushing leader for the Bulldogs with 15 totes for 74 yds (4.9 yds per attempt). Jake Haener went 28/50 with 388 yds passing and 3 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rating of 125.0 and finished the game with 4 picks. In the running game, the Bulldogs conceded 232 yds on 44 tries, which calculates to 5.3 yds per rush allowed. Fresno State conceded 11 completions on 27 attempts for 116 yds, and a completion percentage of 40.7%. On the day, they ran 82 plays which totaled 505 yards. The Fresno State Bulldogs ended up running the ball 31 times and accumulated 117 yds, which is an average of 3.8 yards per carry.
The Bulldogs have earned 3,120 yards in total for the season. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Fresno State has amassed 20 passing touchdowns and 9 rushing touchdowns. They have turned the ball over 15 different times. Fresno State has recorded 159 1st downs as an offense, and they have been flagged for 44 penalties for 429 yards. As a unit they maintain an average of 124.0 yards via the ground game which has them sitting 99th in the country. In terms of putting points on the board, the Fresno State Bulldogs are averaging 39.0 PPG.
The Bulldogs rank 59th in Division 1 in terms of the opposition scoring, conceding 22.5 PPG. The opposition is running for 3.5 yards per rushing attempt and 129.2 rushing yards per contest for the season. For the year, they have given up 775 yards via the ground game in 6 outings. Concerning passing yardage, the Bulldogs have conceded 1,140 yards which ranks them 54th in Division 1. They are conceding 190.0 yards per outing via the pass in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 51.9%. In total, they have given up 319.2 yards/contest which ranks them 42nd in the nation. They have granted 9 touchdowns by air in addition to 8 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Cowboys step onto the field holding a record of 4-1 for this year. When they last stepped on the gridiron, the Cowboys took a loss by a score of 24-14 when they faced the Air Force Falcons. Xazavian Valladay carried the rock 8 times for 96 yds, finishing the game with 12.0 yards per carry for Wyoming. Sean Chambers (1 touchdown) walked away from the contest with 143 yards on 11/28 through the air while his QB rate was 94.0. He didn't throw any interceptions and his average yards per pass attempt was 5.1. Wyoming relinquished 64 attempts on the ground for 211 yds (3.3 yds per rush). The Cowboys secondary gave up a completion percentage of 70.0%, surrendering 110 yds on 7 out of 10 passing. The Cowboys finished the contest with a total of 257 yds while running 55 plays (4.7 yds per play). Wyoming ran for 4.2 yards per carry, finishing with a total of 114 yds on 27 carries.
The Wyoming Cowboys are averaging 345.8 yards per game, ranking them 106th in Division 1. The Wyoming offense has accrued 259 yards of penalties on 28 infractions, ranking them 107th in Division 1 in terms of helping out the opposition. For the season thus far, the Cowboys have thrown for 893 passing yards as well as holding an average of 178.6 throwing yards per game, which ranks 111th in Division 1. Concerning how much they score, the Cowboys rank 58th in D-1 holding an average of 30.4 points per game.
Wyoming has given up a total of 806 yards rushing (161.2 yards per contest) as well as 10 touchdowns by way of the ground game this year. They have allowed 5 touchdowns through the air and 171.2 yards/outing, ranking them 25th in D-1. The Cowboys defense has participated in 348 plays, which ranks 42nd in the country. The Cowboys are allowing 23.4 PPG, which puts them 71st in the nation. In total, they have given up 117 total points.
Who will win tonight's Bulldogs/Cowboys college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Bulldogs -3.5
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