Ohio Bobcats vs Wyoming Cowboys Prediction, 12/30/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Ohio Bobcats vs Wyoming Cowboys
Date: Friday, December 30, 2022
Location: Arizona Stadium in Tucson, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Cowboys (+3.5)
The Ohio Bobcats (9-4) are traveling to Arizona Stadium on Friday, December 30, 2022 where they will try to beat the Wyoming Cowboys (7-5) in the Barstool Sports Arizona Bowl. Wyoming opens this game as 3.5-point underdogs. The betting total comes in at 44.5.
The Ohio Bobcats head into this game 9-4 this year. In their last contest, the Bobcats faced the Toledo Rockets and ended up losing by a score of 17-7. CJ Harris finished 17/31 with 163 yds passing. He had a quarterback rating of 92.6 and walked away from the contest with 1 pick. Sieh Bangura led the offense in rushing for the Bobcats with 20 attempts for 56 yds (2.8 yards per carry). The Ohio Bobcats ended up running the ball 29 times and amassed 99 yds, which is an average of 3.4 yds per attempt. When all was said and done, they ran 60 plays which gave them 262 yds. Ohio relinquished 16 completions on 25 tries for 154 yards, and a completion percentage of 64.0%. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Bobcats conceded 236 yds on 46 tries, which is an average of 5.1 yds per run allowed.
When talking about scoring points, the Ohio Bobcats have an average of 31.9 PPG. As a team they have an average of 138.6 yards via the ground game ranking them 85th in college football. The Bobcats currently have 5,512 total yards for the season. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Ohio has totaled 26 touchdowns via the pass and 22 touchdowns via the ground. Ohio has accrued 270 first downs, and they have committed 65 penalties for 575 yds. They have turned the ball over 12 times.
The Bobcats are ranked 86th in D-1 regarding team defense, conceding 28.4 points per game. They are allowing an average of 4.4 yards per run and 143.7 yards on the ground per game on the campaign. In total, they have allowed 1,868 rushing yards through 13 games. In terms of passing yardage, the Bobcats have conceded 3,818 yds which ranks them 131st in the nation. They have allowed 293.7 yards per outing through the air in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 65.4%. For the season, they are allowing 437.4 yards/game which puts them 113th in D-1. They have yielded 29 touchdowns through the air and 17 touchdowns pounding the rock.
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The Cowboys head into this matchup 7-5 for this season. The last time they took the gridiron, the Cowboys walked away with a loss by a score of 30-0 against the Fresno State Bulldogs. Titus Swen carried the ball 24 times for 75 yds, ending the game with 3.1 yards per carry for Wyoming. Andrew Peasley finished the game with 104 yds on 12/29 through the air while his QB rating was 57.7. He threw 2 picks and his Y/A was 3.6. Wyoming surrendered 34 rushing attempts for 114 yds (3.4 yards per rush). The Cowboys pass defense allowed a completion rate of 65.6%, surrendering 183 yds on 21 out of 32 through the air. The Cowboys finished the game with a total of 191 yards while running 58 plays (3.3 yards per play). Wyoming ran the football for 3.0 yds per attempt, finishing with 87 yds on 29 carries.
When it comes to their ability to score points, the Cowboys are ranked 112th in the country averaging 20.8 points per contest. For the year to this point, the Cowboys have thrown for 1,534 passing yards in addition to holding an average of 127.8 passing yards per game, which has them ranked 125th in the country. The Wyoming Cowboys maintain an average of 315.5 yards/game, which is good for 118th in the nation. The Wyoming offense has compiled 460 yards of penalties on 53 violations, which is good for 122nd in Division 1 in terms of making mistakes.
Wyoming has yielded a total of 1,794 yards on the ground (149.5 yards per outing) and 16 touchdowns rushing on the year. They have surrendered 17 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 219.8 yards/outing, which puts them in 62nd in Division 1. The Cowboys defense has taken part in 828 plays, which is 67th in D-1. The Cowboys are conceding 23.4 points per game, which has them 42nd in D-1. Overall, they have allowed 281 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Bobcats/Cowboys college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Bobcats -3.5
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