Wyoming Cowboys vs BYU Cougars Prediction, 9/24/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Wyoming Cowboys vs BYU Cougars
Date: Saturday, September 24, 2022
Location: LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, UT
Odds/Point Spread: Cougars (-21.5)
LaVell Edwards Stadium is the location where the BYU Cougars (2-1) will attempt to beat the Wyoming Cowboys (3-1) on Saturday. BYU is 21.5-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The betting total comes in at 52.5.
The Wyoming Cowboys step onto the field holding a record of 3-1 for this season. In their last contest, the Cowboys went up against the Air Force Falcons and went home with a win by a final score of 17-14. Titus Swen was the best rusher for the Cowboys with 19 carries for 102 yards (5.4 yds per attempt). Andrew Peasley connected on 18/23 with 162 yds through the air and 1 touchdown. He had a QB rating of 143.1 and walked away from the contest with 1 interception. On the ground, the Cowboys conceded 171 yards on 40 tries, which is 4.3 yds per run allowed. Wyoming allowed 7 pass completions on 14 tries for a total of 101 yds, and a completion percentage of 50.0%. When the final whistle blew, they ran 58 plays which gave them a total of 342 yds. The Wyoming Cowboys ended up rushing 35 times and recorded 180 yards, earning them an average of 5.1 yards per carry.
When it comes to scoring points, the Wyoming Cowboys are averaging 24.0 points per contest. Offensively they're averaging 163.5 yards on the ground which is 67th in Division 1. The Cowboys have earned 1,246 total yards over the course of this year. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Wyoming has compiled 3 touchdowns via the pass and 4 touchdowns via the ground. Wyoming has accumulated 63 1st downs as an offense, and they have been hurt by 20 penalties for 172 yards. They have turned the football over 5 times.
Regarding yards through the air, the Cowboys have given up 910 yards which puts them in 116th in the country. They have yielded 227.5 yards per game via the pass in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 58.6%. Over the course of this season, they have surrendered 353.8 yards/contest which puts them 61st in D-1. They have given up 8 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 4 touchdowns pounding the rock. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.7 yards per run and 126.3 yards on the ground per game for the year. During the season, they have conceded 505 rushing yards through 4 contests. The Cowboys are sitting in 67th in the nation when it comes to team defense, conceding 24.8 PPG.
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The Cougars head into this matchup 2-1 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Cougars took a loss by a score of 41-20 when they played the Oregon Ducks. Jaren Hall (2 TDs) ended the game with 305 yards on 29/41 through the air while his QB rate was 149.3. He didn't toss any interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 7.4. Christopher Brooks carried the football 10 times for 28 yds, walking away from the contest with 2.8 yards per attempt for BYU. The Cougars finished the game with 366 yds while they ran 65 plays (5.6 yds per play). BYU rushed the ball for 2.5 yards per carry, totaling 61 yds on 24 carries. BYU relinquished 44 running attempts for 212 yards (4.8 yds per rush). The Cougars secondary gave up a completion rate of 70.0%, relinquishing 227 yds on 14 for 20 through the air.
Regarding this team's ability to score points, the Cougars currently rank 71st in Division 1 by scoring 32.0 points per game. Over the course of the season so far, the Cougars have a total of 849 passing yards in addition to an average of 283.0 passing yards per game, which has them ranked 33rd in college football. The BYU Cougars average 435.0 yards per contest, which is good for 56th in college football. The BYU offense has compiled 173 yds of penalties on 20 violations, which ranks 59th in the nation in terms of making mistakes.
The Cougars are relinquishing 27.3 points per contest, ranking them 84th in college football. BYU has allowed the opposition a total of 485 yards on the ground (161.7 yards per game) and 7 touchdowns on the ground this season. This year, they have allowed 82 points. They have surrendered 3 touchdowns through the air and 178.7 yards per contest, which has them ranked 29th in the nation. The Cougars defense has taken part in 200 plays, which is good for 55th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Cowboys/Cougars college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cougars -21.5
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