Utah State at Wyoming - 11/7/14 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah State Aggies (6-3) at Wyoming Cowboys (4-5)
College Football: Friday, November 7, 2014 at 8:00 pm (War Memorial Stadium)
The Line: Wyoming Cowboys +7 -- Over/Under: 45 See the Latest Odds
The Utah State Aggies and Wyoming Cowboys play Friday night at War Memorial Stadium.
The Utah State Aggies have won four of their last five games and still give themselves a shot at the MWC title. Utah State relies on its defense that’s allowing 21 points, 355.2 yards, and has forced 25 turnovers and 36 sacks. The Utah State Aggies have allowed 21 or less points in six straight games. Zach Vigil leads Utah State with 96 tackles and B.J. Larsen has six sacks. Offensively, freshman quarterback Kent Myers is the new guy leading the charge due to massive injuries, and he’s completing 85 percent of his passes for three touchdowns and zero interceptions in two games. Hunter Sharp and JoJo Natson have combined for more than 1,000 receiving yards and nine touchdowns, while Ronald Butler has seven of his 27 receptions in his last two games. Utah State’s ground game is averaging 4.1 yards per carry, as Joe Hill and LaJuan Hunt have produced more than 600 rushing yards. Utah State has 11 running plays of 20 or more yards.
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The Wyoming Cowboys recently snapped a four-game losing streak and hope to things rolling with a win here. Colby Kirkegaard is completing 59 percent of his passes for 11 touchdowns and six interceptions. Kirkegaard has four touchdowns and zero picks in his last two games, and Wyoming has 19 passing plays of 25 or more yards. Dominic Rufran and Jalen Claiborne have combined for more than 900 receiving yards and three touchdowns, while Tanner Gentry has caught nine of his 29 passes in his last two games. Wyoming’s ground game is averaging 4.4 yards per carry but the loss of leading rusher Shaun Wick has really stalled things. Brian Hill has carried the way with more than 400 rushing yards and four touchdowns in his last two games. Defensively, the Wyoming Cowboys are allowing 30.6 points, 430.3 yards, and they’ve forced 12 turnovers and 10 sacks. Devyn Harris leads Wyoming with 65 tackles and Eddie Yarbrough has 8.5 tackles for loss.
The Aggies are 13-5-1 ATS in their last 19 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Cowboys are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 home games and 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games overall. The favorite is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
Wyoming doesn't do much of anything right on either side of the ball and Utah State has been a covering machine lately and on the road over the years. Give me the Aggies and the chalk.