Wyoming Cowboys vs San Jose State Spartans Prediction, 10/30/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Wyoming Cowboys vs San Jose State Spartans
Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021
Location: CEFCU Stadium in San Jose, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Spartans (-3.5)
The San Jose State Spartans (4-4) will try to defeat the Wyoming Cowboys (4-3) at CEFCU Stadium on Saturday. San Jose State opens as 3.5-point favorites. The betting total is set at 38.
The Wyoming Cowboys head into this matchup 4-3 for this season. In their last matchup, the Cowboys stepped onto the field against the New Mexico Lobos and took a loss by a score of 14-3. Xazavian Valladay was the leader on the ground for the Cowboys with 14 carries for 41 yds (2.9 yards per carry). Sean Chambers connected on 11/23 with 96 yds passing. He had a quarterback rating of 74.2 and finished the game with 1 interception. In the running game, the Cowboys gave up 147 yds on 44 tries, which is an average of 3.3 yds per run allowed. Wyoming gave up 10 pass completions on 11 attempts for 112 yards, and a completion percentage of 90.9%. Once the final whistle blew, they had 66 plays which gave them 255 yds. The Wyoming Cowboys ran the ball a total of 36 different times and amassed 108 yards, which is an average of 3.0 yards per carry.
Regarding putting points on the board, the Wyoming Cowboys are averaging 22.1 points per contest. As a team they're averaging 153.1 yards in the run game which has them sitting 78th in the country. The Cowboys have racked up 2,255 total yards this season. When it comes to notching touchdowns, Wyoming has compiled 6 touchdowns via the pass and 11 touchdowns via the ground. Wyoming has 129 first downs as a unit, and they have been called for 38 infractions for 321 yds. They have turned the football over 13 times.
The Cowboys are ranked 52nd in Division 1 concerning their opponents scoring, allowing 21.1 points per game. The opposition is running for an average of 3.9 yards per run and 159.4 rushing yards per game for the campaign. In total, they have conceded 1,116 rushing yards through 7 games. In terms of yards via the pass, the Cowboys are giving up 1,064 yds which ranks them 15th in the country. They have conceded 152.0 yards per outing via the pass and conceding a completion percentage of 58.8%. Over the course of this year, they have allowed 311.4 yards per contest which has them ranked 28th in the nation. They have yielded 8 touchdowns through the air and 11 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Spartans come into this matchup with a record of 4-4 for this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Spartans got the victory with a final of 27-20 when they faced the UNLV Runnin' Rebels. Nick Nash carried the football 17 times for 121 yds, walking away from the contest with 7.1 yds per attempt for San Jose State. Nick Nash finished the contest with 213 yds on 17/28 through the air while his quarterback rating was 124.6. He kept the ball away from the defense with no interceptions and his Y/A was 7.6. San Jose State surrendered 40 attempts on the ground for 95 yards (2.4 yds per rush). The Spartans secondary gave up a completion percentage of 69.0%, relinquishing 240 yds on 20 out of 29 through the air. The Spartans finished with 429 yards while they ran 61 plays (7.0 yds per play). San Jose State ran the ball for 6.5 yds per attempt, finishing the contest with 216 yards on 33 attempts.
The San Jose State Spartans average 346.9 yards per contest, which has them sitting 105th in D-1. The San Jose State offense has accrued 549 yds of penalties on 63 violations, which has them ranked 7th in the country in terms of giving up free yards. For the year thus far, the Spartans have thrown for 1,800 yards via the pass in addition to holding an average of 225.0 passing yards per game, ranking them 76th in the nation. When looking at their scoring prowess, the Spartans are ranking 113th in Division 1 holding an average of 20.4 PPG.
San Jose State has surrendered a total of 1,013 yards rushing (126.6 yards per contest) as well as 5 touchdowns rushing on the season. They have allowed 12 touchdowns from the passing game in addition to 222.4 yards/contest, which has them in 72nd in the nation. The Spartans defense has participated in 558 plays, which ranks them 130th in D-1. The Spartans are giving up 22.8 PPG, which has them sitting 63rd in the nation. This year, they have allowed 182 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Cowboys/Spartans college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Spartans -3.5
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