Colorado State Rams vs Wyoming Cowboys Prediction, 11/3/2023 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Colorado State Rams vs Wyoming Cowboys
Date: Friday, November 3, 2023
Location: Jonah Field at War Memorial Stadium in Laramie, WY
Odds/Point Spread: Cowboys (-10)
The Colorado State Rams (3-5) are hitting the road to Jonah Field at War Memorial Stadium on Friday, November 3, 2023 where they will compete against the Wyoming Cowboys (5-3). Wyoming opens this matchup as 10-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 43.5.
The Colorado State Rams come into this game with a record of 3-5 for this season. In their last contest, the Rams stepped onto the field against the Air Force Falcons and went home with a loss by a final score of 30-13. Brayden Fowler-Nicolosi connected on 28/45 with 297 yards through the air and 1 TD. He had a QB rating of 125 and ended the game with no interceptions. Vann Schield was the best rusher for the Rams with 14 totes for 53 yards (3.8 yds per attempt). Overall, they ran 64 plays which converted into 339 yds. The Colorado State Rams ended up running the ball 19 times and accumulated 42 yards, which is an average of 2.2 yards per tote. Against the run, the Rams gave up 261 yds on 57 tries, which averages out to 4.6 yards per rush allowed. Colorado State surrendered 4 pass completions on 7 attempts for 32 yds, and a completion percentage of 57.1%.
Regarding putting the ball in the endzone, the Colorado State Rams are sitting at 27.8 PPG. As a team they're holding an average of 74.0 yards via the ground game which is 132nd in the country. The Rams have attained 3,244 yards in total for the season. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Colorado State has compiled 18 passing touchdowns and 6 touchdowns on the ground. Colorado State has accumulated 162 1st downs as an offense, and they have been called for 68 penalties for 605 yds. They have turned the football over 18 times.
Regarding yards through the air, the Rams have allowed 2,188 yards which has them ranked 119th in the country. They are conceding 273.5 yards per contest via the pass as well as allowing a completion percentage of 71.9%. Over the course of this season, they are giving up 445.0 yards per game putting them 122nd in Division 1. They have yielded 16 touchdowns via the pass and 13 touchdowns on the ground. They are allowing an average of 4.0 yards per rush and 171.5 rushing yards per game for the campaign. In total, they have given up 1,372 yards via the running game in 8 games. The Rams are ranked 118th in the nation regarding the opposition scoring, allowing 33.1 points per contest.
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The Cowboys head into this matchup 5-3 for this year. The last time they took the field, the Cowboys took a defeat with a final score of 32-7 when they faced the Boise State Broncos. Andrew Peasley (1 touchdown) ended the contest with 85 yds on 10/20 passing while his QB rate was 92.2. He had 1 pick and his Y/A was 4.3. Harrison Waylee carried the football 10 times for 18 yds, ending the game with 1.8 yds per carry for Wyoming. The Cowboys finished the game with 112 yds on 45 plays (2.5 yds per play). Wyoming rushed the ball for 1.1 yds per carry, finishing the game with 27 yds on 24 attempts. Wyoming allowed 50 rushing attempts for 227 yds (4.5 yds per rush). The Cowboys secondary gave up a completion rate of 71.4%, surrendering 216 yards on 15 out of 21 passing.
When discussing how much they score, the Cowboys rank 94th in the country averaging 23.9 points per game. The Wyoming Cowboys are averaging 298.1 yards/contest, which ranks them 126th in Division 1. The Wyoming offense has totaled 271 yards of penalties on 33 violations, which ranks 125th in Division 1 in terms of hurting your team. They have thrown 4 picks while surrendering 3 fumbles and they have been able to obtain 138 first downs. For the year thus far, the Cowboys have compiled 1,207 yards through the air in addition to an average of 150.9 passing yards per outing, putting them at 125th in the country. They average 147.3 run yards per game and have run for 1,178 yards for the season.
Wyoming has conceded a total of 1,431 yards on the ground (178.9 yards per contest) and 8 touchdowns via the rush this season. They have allowed 14 touchdowns through the air and 209.4 yards/game, which has them sitting 45th in Division 1. They have totaled 8 fumbles and 5 interceptions on the year. The Cowboys defense has been on the field for 567 plays, which is good for 102nd in the nation. The Cowboys are conceding 26.4 points per game, which has them ranked 74th in D-1. In total, they have relinquished 211 pts.
Who will win tonight's Rams/Cowboys college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rams +10
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