Utah State Aggies vs Wyoming Cowboys Prediction, 10/22/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Utah State Aggies vs Wyoming Cowboys
Date: Saturday, October 22, 2022
Location: Jonah Field at War Memorial Stadium in Laramie, WY
Odds/Point Spread: Cowboys (-3.5)
The Utah State Aggies (3-4) are headed to Jonah Field at War Memorial Stadium on Saturday where they will try to defeat the Wyoming Cowboys (4-3). Wyoming opens this matchup as 3.5-point favorites. The total comes in at 42.5.
The Utah State Aggies head into this game 3-4 for this season. In their last contest, the Aggies played against the Colorado State Rams and earned the victory with a final of 17-13. Calvin Tyler Jr. was the best rusher for the Aggies with 24 carries for 129 yds (5.4 yards per attempt). Cooper Legas went 9/12 with 85 yards through the air and 1 TD. He had a quarterback rating of 145.3 and finished the contest with 1 interception. When it came to stopping the run, the Aggies conceded 99 yds on 34 attempts, which is 2.9 yards per rush allowed. Utah State surrendered 12 pass completions on 33 attempts for a total of 163 yards, and a completion percentage of 36.4%. On the day, they ran 80 plays which gave them a total of 390 yards. The Utah State Aggies ran the football 49 times and accumulated 252 yds, earning them an average of 5.1 yards per tote.
The Aggies have tallied 2,576 yards in total for the season. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Utah State has totaled 11 passing touchdowns and 5 touchdowns on the ground. They have surrendered the football 18 different times. Utah State has earned 147 1st downs, and they have been called for 65 infractions for 590 yds. As a team they average 173.6 yards in the run game ranking them 48th in college football. In terms of putting points on the board, the Utah State Aggies have an average of 19.9 points per contest.
When talking about yards via the pass, the Aggies are allowing 1,357 yds which ranks them 44th in the country. They have conceded 193.9 yards per outing via the pass in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 53.9%. Over the course of this season, they are conceding 380.3 yards/contest putting them at 70th in Division 1. They have conceded 14 touchdowns via the pass as well as 10 touchdowns running the ball. They are giving up an average of 4.5 yards per tote and 186.4 yards on the ground per game this year. In total, they have allowed 1,305 yards via the ground game in 7 games. The Aggies rank 108th in the nation concerning team defense, conceding 31.7 points per game.
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The Cowboys head into this game 4-3 for this season. In their last game, the Cowboys went home victorious with a score of 27-14 when they faced the New Mexico Lobos. Dawaiian McNeely carried the ball 12 times for 62 yds, ending the game with 5.2 yards per carry for Wyoming. Andrew Peasley (2 touchdowns) ended the contest with 174 yards on 10/21 passing while his quarterback rate was 148.6. He kept the ball away from the defense with no interceptions and his average yards per pass attempt was 8.3. Wyoming conceded 48 rushing attempts for 197 yards (4.1 yards per carry). The Cowboys secondary conceded a completion percentage of 52.2%, relinquishing 122 yards on 12 out of 23 passing. The Cowboys finished the contest with 304 yards while they ran 60 plays (5.1 yds per play). Wyoming ran for 3.3 yds per attempt, finishing the contest with 130 yds on 39 carries.
The Wyoming Cowboys hold an average of 297.3 yards per game, ranking them 121st in Division 1. The Wyoming offense has racked up 260 penalty yards on 29 violations, which is 120th in D-1 in terms of helping out the other team. For the season so far, the Cowboys have racked up 1,030 yards via the pass along with holding an average of 147.1 passing yards per game, which has them ranked 122nd in Division 1. Regarding how much they score, the Cowboys sit 101st in Division 1 with 23.3 PPG.
Wyoming has given up a total of 1,032 yards rushing (147.4 yards/game) and 10 touchdowns via the rush on the season. They have surrendered 13 touchdowns through the air as well as 240.4 yards per outing, which has them in 80th in the country. The Cowboys defense has taken the field for 489 plays, ranking them 101st in Division 1. The Cowboys are giving up 26.3 points per game, which has them 68th in college football. This year, they have given up 184 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Aggies/Cowboys college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cowboys -3.5
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