Wyoming Cowboys vs New Mexico Lobos Prediction, 10/8/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Wyoming Cowboys vs New Mexico Lobos
Date: Saturday, October 8, 2022
Location: University Stadium in Albuquerque, NM
Odds/Point Spread: Lobos (+3.5)
University Stadium is where the New Mexico Lobos (2-3) will try to beat the Wyoming Cowboys (3-3) on Saturday. Wyoming opens as 3.5-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The total is set at 38.
The Wyoming Cowboys step onto the field holding a record of 3-3 for this year. In their last matchup, the Cowboys played the San Jose State Spartans and took a loss by a score of 33-16. Andrew Peasley connected on 6/20 with 85 yds through the air and 2 TDs. He had a quarterback rate of 88.7 and walked away from the game with 1 pick. Andrew Peasley was the leader on the ground for the Cowboys with 7 totes for 74 yards (10.6 yards per attempt). The Wyoming Cowboys ran the football 31 times and had 143 yds, which earned them an average of 4.6 yds per carry. Once the final whistle blew, they had 53 plays which gave them 253 yards. Wyoming conceded 21 completions on 37 tries for a total of 314 yards, and a completion rate of 56.8%. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Cowboys conceded 142 yards on 39 attempts, which is 3.6 yds per rush allowed.
The Cowboys have racked up 1,777 yards in total for the year. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Wyoming has earned 7 touchdowns through the air and 5 touchdowns via the ground. They have surrendered the ball 6 different times. Wyoming has tallied 95 1st downs, and they have been called for 27 infractions for 245 yds. As a team they are averaging 153.5 yards via the ground game ranking this team at 71st in Division 1. In terms of putting points on the board, the Wyoming Cowboys are averaging 22.7 points per game.
When it comes to yards through the air, the Cowboys have given up 1,561 yds which puts them in 127th in Division 1. They have yielded 260.2 yards per outing via the pass as well as allowing a completion percentage of 61.5%. Overall, they have given up 399.3 yards/contest which ranks them 89th in the country. They have conceded 13 touchdowns via the pass and 8 touchdowns via the ground game. They are allowing 4.1 yards per attempt on the ground and 139.2 rushing yards per game on the campaign. Over the course of this season, they have allowed 835 yards via the ground game in 6 contests. The Cowboys are ranked 86th in D-1 concerning team defense, conceding 28.3 PPG.
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The Lobos come into this matchup with a record of 2-3 for this season. When they last stepped on the gridiron, the Lobos took a loss by a final score of 31-20 against the UNLV Runnin' Rebels. Miles Kendrick ended the game with 163 yards on 13/25 passing while his QB rate was 90.8. He had 2 picks and his average yards per attempt was 6.5. Nate Jones carried the football 12 times for 61 yards, walking away from the game with 5.1 yards per carry for New Mexico. The Lobos finished the game with 297 yds while running 61 plays (4.9 yds per play). New Mexico ran the ball for 3.8 yards per attempt, finishing with 134 yards on 35 attempts. New Mexico relinquished 34 run attempts for 123 yds (3.6 yards per rush). The Lobos secondary allowed a completion percentage of 72.7%, relinquishing 233 yds on 24 out of 33 through the air.
Regarding the points being put on the board, the Lobos are 112th in the nation scoring 20.4 points per contest. For the year to this point, the Lobos currently have a total of 593 yards via the pass as well as an average of 118.6 throwing yards per contest, ranking them 126th in the country. The New Mexico Lobos are averaging 248.8 yards/game, ranking them 129th in the country. The New Mexico offense has accrued 291 yds of penalties on 32 violations, which is 66th in the nation in terms of giving up free yards.
New Mexico has surrendered a total of 566 yards rushing (113.2 yards per game) and 7 touchdowns via the rush for the year. They have allowed the opposition 4 touchdowns from the passing game and 242.4 yards/game, which has them in 87th in the country. The Lobos defense has taken the field for 324 plays, which is 52nd in college football. The Lobos are surrendering 22.0 points per contest, which has them ranked 48th in the nation. This season, they have given up 110 pts.
Who will win tonight's Cowboys/Lobos college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Lobos +3.5
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