Wyoming Cowboys vs NIU Huskies Prediction, 9/11/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Wyoming Cowboys vs NIU Huskies
Date: Saturday, September 11, 2021
Location: Huskie Stadium in DeKalb, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Huskies (+7)
The Wyoming Cowboys (1-0) are en route to Huskie Stadium on Saturday where they will attempt to beat the NIU Huskies (1-0). NIU opens as 7-point underdogs. The over/under has been set at 45.5.
The Wyoming Cowboys step onto the field holding a record of 1-0 for this season. In their last game, the Cowboys went up against the Montana State Bobcats and walked away with a win by a score of 19-16. Xazavian Valladay was the best rusher for the Cowboys with 19 carries for 77 yds (4.1 yards per carry). Sean Chambers finished 15/26 with 196 yards through the air and 1 TD. He had a QB rating of 126.0 and ended the game with 1 interception. On the ground, the Cowboys gave up 123 yds on 29 attempts, which is an average of 4.2 yards per run surrendered. Wyoming gave up 19 pass completions on 29 tries for 200 yds, and a completion rate of 65.5%. At the end of the game, they had 69 plays for 347 yards. The Wyoming Cowboys ran the rock 43 different times and amassed 151 yards, earning them an average of 3.5 yds per carry.
The Cowboys have earned 347 total yards for the year. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Wyoming has compiled 1 touchdown through the air and 1 touchdown on the ground. Wyoming has a total of 17 first downs offensively, and they have been flagged for 4 penalties for 50 yds. Offensively they have an average of 151.0 yards in the run game ranking them 71st in D-1. Concerning scoring points, the Wyoming Cowboys are averaging 19.0 PPG.
Regarding yards through the air, the Cowboys are giving up 200 yds which ranks them 71st in Division 1. They have allowed 200.0 yards per game via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 65.5%. For the season, they are surrendering 323.0 yards per game which has them ranked 64th in the nation. They are giving up an average of 4.2 yards per rushing attempt and 123.0 yards on the ground per game on the season. Over the course of this year, they have given up 123 rushing yards through 1 outing. The Cowboys are ranked 63rd in Division 1 concerning team defense, giving up 16.0 points per game.
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The Huskies come into this game with a record of 1-0 this season. The last time they took the gridiron, the Huskies went home victorious with a score of 22-21 against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Rocky Lombardi (2 touchdowns) ended the game with 136 yds on 11/17 through the air while his QB rating was 170.7. He didn't throw any picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 8.0. Harrison Waylee carried the ball 27 times for 144 yds, ending the game with 5.3 yards per attempt for NIU. The Huskies finished with a total of 301 yds while running 59 plays (5.1 yds per play). NIU ran the ball for 3.9 yds per attempt, finishing with a total of 165 yards on 42 attempts. NIU allowed 52 running attempts for 273 yds (5.3 yds per rush). The Huskies pass defense allowed a completion percentage of 57.7%, relinquishing 156 yds on 15 for 26 passing.
In relation to their ability to score points, the Huskies currently rank 88th in Division 1 maintaining an average of 22.0 points per contest. For the season thus far, the Huskies currently have a total of 136 yards via the pass, giving them a rank of 114th in college football. The NIU Huskies average 301.0 yards/contest, which is good for 105th in college football. The NIU offense has compiled 82 penalty yards on 11 violations, ranking them 17th in Division 1 in terms of giving up free yards.
NIU has given up a total of 273 rushing yards. They have yielded 1 touchdown through the air and 156.0 yards/outing, which has them sitting 49th in college football. The Huskies defense has taken the field for 78 plays, which ranks 116th in the country. The Huskies are allowing 21.0 points per game, which has them ranked 79th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Cowboys/Huskies college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cowboys -7
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