Wyoming Cowboys at Eastern Michigan Eagles - 9/23/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wyoming Cowboys (2-1) at Eastern Michigan Eagles (2-1)
College Football: Friday, September 23, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Rynearson Stadium)
The Line: Eastern Michigan Eagles +3 -- Over/Under: 64 See the Latest Odds
TV: CBS Sports Network
The Wyoming Cowboys will travel to play the Eastern Michigan Eagles in a non-conference game in week 4.
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 2-1 this season after beating Charlotte by a score of 37-19. Eastern Michigan surprisingly controlled this game, only giving up 6 points in the first 3 quarters. The Eastern Michigan offense is averaging 39.7 points per game with 164.7 rushing yards and 256.7 passing yards per game. Todd Porter is completing 63.3% of his passes for 743 yards, 6 touchdowns, and 4 interceptions for Eastern Michigan. Ian Eriksen has rushed for 206 yards and 3 touchdowns, while Shaq Vann has rushed for 166 yards and 2 touchdowns for the Eagles. Johnnie Niupalau has caught 8 passes for 159 yards and 1 touchdown, while Sergio Bailey has caught 12 passes for 103 yards and 1 touchdown for Eastern Michigan. The Eastern Michigan defense is giving up 31.3 points per game with 116.7 rushing yards and 284.7 passing yards per game. Jeremiah Harris has led the Eagles defense with 21 tackles, 4 tackles for loss, and 1 fumble recovery, while Jaylen Pickett has added 16 tackles and 2 interceptions. Paul Fricano has gone 4-6 on field goals for Eastern Michigan, with a long of 36 yards.
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The Wyoming Cowboys are 2-1 this season after beating UC Davis by a score of 45-22. Wyoming dominated this game, out gaining UC Davis by over 200 yards. The Wyoming offense is averaging 34 points per game with 216 rushing yards and 210.7 passing yards per game. Josh Allen is completing 60.5% of his passes for 632 yards, 6 touchdowns, and 5 interceptions for Wyoming. Brian Hill has rushed for 381 yards and 5 touchdowns, while Josh Allen has added 95 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns for the Cowboys. Tanner Gentry has caught 17 passes for 261 yards and 3 touchdowns, while Jake Maulhardt has caught 11 passes for 177 yards and 1 touchdown for Wyoming. The Wyoming defense is giving up 36 points per game with 115 rushing yards and 310 passing yards per game. Andrew Wingard has led the Cowboys defense with 31 tackles and 1 interception, while Carl Granderson has added 12 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, and 3 sacks. Cooper Rothe has gone 4-8 on field goals for Wyoming, with a long of 39 yards.
Wyoming is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Friday games. The over is 5-0 in Wyoming’s last 5 games against the MAC. Eastern Michigan is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games and 8-21-1 ATS in their last 30 games on field turf. The over is 16-5 in Eastern Michigan’s last 21 home games.
Wyoming will be playing a long way from home in this game, so Eastern Michigan will have the advantage of being at home and not having to travel. Both of these defenses have not been very strong, so this could be a high scoring game. Eastern Michigan has surprised me this season, starting 2-1. I like Eastern Michigan with the points at home.