Kent State Golden Flashes vs Wyoming Cowboys Prediction, 12/21/2021 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Kent State Golden Flashes vs Wyoming Cowboys
Date: Tuesday, December 21, 2021
Location: Albertsons Stadium in Boise, ID
Odds/Point Spread: Cowboys (-3)
The Wyoming Cowboys (6-6) will play the Kent State Golden Flashes (7-6) at Albertsons Stadium on Tuesday in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. Wyoming opens as 3-point favorites. The over/under is 58.5.
The Kent State Golden Flashes come into this matchup with a record of 7-6 for this season. In their last contest, the Golden Flashes took on the NIU Huskies and went home with a loss by a final score of 41-23. Dustin Crum was the leader on the ground for the Golden Flashes with 15 totes for 68 yds (4.5 yards per attempt). Dustin Crum went 11/21 with 128 yds passing and 1 TD. He had a QB rate of 100.2 and finished the contest with 2 interceptions. When it came to stopping the run, the Golden Flashes gave up 266 yds on 61 attempts, which calculates to 4.4 yds per rush allowed. Kent State conceded 7 pass completions on 15 attempts for a total of 102 yds, and a completion rate of 46.7%. For the game, they tallied 62 plays which converted into 391 yds. The Kent State Golden Flashes ran the rock 36 different times and compiled 195 yards, which came out to an average of 5.4 yards per tote.
The Golden Flashes have earned 6,269 total yards over the course of this season. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Kent State has totaled 17 touchdowns through the air and 35 touchdowns on the ground. They have given the ball to the opposition 12 different times. Kent State has 334 1st downs offensively, and they have been called for 98 infractions for 898 yds. As a team they're maintaining an average of 243.2 yards rushing ranking them 4th in D-1. When talking about putting the ball in the endzone, the Kent State Golden Flashes have an average of 32.6 points per game.
The Golden Flashes rank 119th in D-1 in terms of team defense, giving up 35.1 PPG. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.7 yards per tote and 190.5 yards on the ground per game for the year. During this campaign, they have allowed 2,477 rushing yards through 13 games. When talking about passing yards, the Golden Flashes have conceded 3,597 yards which ranks them 127th in the nation. They have allowed 276.7 yards per outing via the pass and conceding a completion percentage of 62.8%. In total, they have surrendered 467.2 yards per contest putting them 122nd in the nation. They have granted 22 touchdowns through the air and 34 touchdowns running the ball.
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The Cowboys head into this game 6-6 this year. In their last game, the Cowboys took a loss by a final score of 38-14 when they faced the Hawaii Warriors. Levi Williams (1 touchdown) ended the contest with 161 yards on 15/24 through the air while his QB rating was 132.6. He didn't toss any interceptions and his Y/A was 6.7. Xazavian Valladay carried the football 13 times for 42 yds, finishing the game with 3.2 yards per carry for Wyoming. The Cowboys ended up finishing with 305 yds on 66 plays (4.6 yds per play). Wyoming ran for 3.2 yards per tote, finishing the contest with 119 yards on 37 carries. Wyoming relinquished 36 attempts on the ground for 167 yards (4.6 yds per carry). The Cowboys passing defense gave up a completion percentage of 61.3%, surrendering 323 yds on 19 out of 31 passing.
In relation to this team's ability to score points, the Cowboys are 100th in Division 1 with 23.2 points per contest. During this campaign thus far, the Cowboys have a total of 1,988 passing yards in addition to holding an average of 165.7 throwing yards per outing, which ranks 116th in college football. The Wyoming Cowboys average 360.8 yards/outing, which has them ranked 98th in the country. The Wyoming offense has accrued 510 penalty yards on 59 infractions, which ranks 112th in the nation in terms of helping out the other team.
The Cowboys are giving up 22.5 points per game, which has them ranked 36th in college football. Wyoming has allowed the opposition a total of 2,056 yards on the ground (171.3 yards/game) in addition to 16 touchdowns on the ground this season. This season, they have relinquished 270 pts. They have yielded 17 touchdowns via the pass and 177.5 yards/game, which has them in 9th in D-1. The Cowboys defense has taken the field for 808 plays, which is 46th in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's Golden Flashes/Cowboys college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Golden Flashes +3
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