Colorado State Rams vs Nevada Wolf Pack Prediction, 10/7/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Colorado State Rams vs Nevada Wolf Pack
Date: Friday, October 7, 2022
Location: Mackay Stadium in Reno, NV
Odds/Point Spread: Wolf Pack (-3)
The Colorado State Rams (0-4) are headed to Mackay Stadium on Friday where they will take on the Nevada Wolf Pack (2-3). Colorado State opens as 3-point dogs. The over/under comes in at 48.
The Colorado State Rams come into this game with a record of 0-4 this season. The last time they took the field, the Rams played the Sacramento State Hornets and ended up losing by a score of 41-10. Brayden Fowler-Nicolosi went 6/15 with 116 yards passing and 1 touchdown. He had a quarterback rate of 127 and ended the game without throwing an interception. A'Jon Vivens led the offense in rushing for the Rams with 10 carries for 31 yds (3.1 yards per carry). On the day, they tallied 51 plays which totaled 253 yards. The Colorado State Rams ended up running the ball 29 different times and compiled 75 yards, earning them an average of 2.6 yards per tote. When it came to stopping the run, the Rams gave up 160 yards on 43 attempts, which is an average of 3.7 yds per run allowed. Colorado State allowed 22 pass completions on 33 tries for 235 yards, and a completion percentage of 66.7%.
In terms of scoring, the Colorado State Rams are averaging 10.8 points per outing. As a unit they're averaging 46.0 yards in the run game ranking them 131st in the nation. The Rams have earned 967 total yards over the course of this year. In terms of notching touchdowns, Colorado State has amassed 6 passing touchdowns and 0 touchdowns on the ground. Colorado State has amassed 54 1st downs as a team, and they have been called for 21 penalties for 172 yds. They have turned the football over 9 times.
The Rams are sitting in 126th in the nation concerning team defense, giving up 41.0 points per game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.3 yards per rush and 162.8 yards on the ground per game on the campaign. During the season, they have conceded 651 rushing yards through 4 games. When talking about passing yards, the Rams have given up 1,006 yds which has them ranked 48th in D-1. They have conceded 251.5 yards per game via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 71.0%. For the year, they are giving up 414.3 yards per game which has them ranked 103rd in the country. They have yielded 8 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 10 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Wolf Pack step onto the field holding a record of 2-3 for this year. The last time they took the gridiron, the Wolf Pack went home defeated by a final of 48-20 when they faced the Air Force Falcons. Nate Cox finished the game with 130 yds on 12/20 through the air while his QB rating was 114.6. He didn't toss any picks and his average yards per attempt was 6.5. Toa Taua carried the ball 7 times for 73 yds, finishing the game with 10.4 yards per carry for Nevada. The Wolf Pack finished the game with 242 yds while running 38 plays (6.4 yards per play). Nevada ran for 6.2 yards per tote, finishing the contest with 112 yds on 18 attempts. Nevada allowed 75 run attempts for 461 yards (6.1 yards per rush). The Wolf Pack pass defense conceded a completion rate of 33.3%, surrendering 80 yards on 1 for 3 passing.
Regarding how much they score, the Wolf Pack are ranking 101st in the nation maintaining an average of 24.4 points per game. For the year so far, the Wolf Pack currently sit at 736 yards through the air as well as holding an average of 147.2 passing yards per game, which ranks 120th in D-1. The Nevada Wolf Pack are averaging 280.4 yards per outing, which has them ranked 123rd in Division 1. The Nevada offense has totaled 260 penalty yards on 28 infractions, which ranks 89th in the country in terms of helping out the other team.
The Wolf Pack are relinquishing 31.2 points per game, ranking them 102nd in D-1. Nevada has yielded a total of 890 yards via the ground game (178.0 yards per game) in addition to 9 touchdowns by way of the ground game on the season. Over the course of the season, they have surrendered 156 points. They have allowed the opposition 9 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 240.2 yards/outing, ranking them 83rd in D-1. The Wolf Pack defense has taken part in 344 plays, which is 79th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Rams/Wolf Pack college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rams +3
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