Colorado State vs. Nevada - 12/29/15 College Football Arizona Bowl Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Nevada Wolf Pack (6-6) at Colorado State Rams (7-5)
College Football: Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Arizona Stadium)
The Line: Colorado State Rams -3 -- Over/Under: 54 See the Latest Odds
The Nevada Wolf Pack and Colorado State Rams meet Tuesday night in the NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl at Arizona Stadium.
The Nevada Wolf Pack look for their first bowl victory since the 2010 season. Tyler Stewart is completing 57.5 percent of his passes for 2,065 yards, 15 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Stewart has three passing touchdowns in his last three games. Hasaan Henderson and Jerico Richardson have combined for 1,417 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while Jarred Gipson has 19 receptions. The Nevada Wolf Pack ground game is averaging 205.5 yards per contest, and James Butler leads the way with 1,156 yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, Nevada is allowing 27.2 points and 394.8 yards per game. Asauni Rufus leads the Wolf Pack with 96 tackles, Dameon Baber has six interceptions and Ian Seau has nine sacks. Jarid Joseph and Travis Wilson are questionable.
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The Colorado State Rams look for their second bowl victory in the last three seasons. Nick Stevens is completing 62 percent of his passes for 2,369 yards, 21 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Stevens has six passing touchdowns in his last three games. Rashard Higgins and Joe Hansley have combined for 1,317 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns while Kivon Cartwright has 18 receptions. The Colorado State Rams ground game is averaging 195.7 yards per contest, and Dalyn Dawkins leads the way with 805 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Colorado State is allowing 27.2 points and 394.8 yards per game. Kevin Davis leads the Rams with 95 tackles, DeAndre Elliott has two interceptions and Martavius Foster has 5.5 sacks. Nick Callender, Nick Januska and Preston Hodges are questionable.
Colorado State heads into this bowl game on a four-game winning streak and is feeling really good about itself. Meanwhile, Nevada continues to be one of those up-and-down teams that's tough to figure out and the Wolf Pack have really struggeled anywhere outside of their home field.
The Rams are easier to trust and far more consistent. I like Colorado State to get the victory here and cover the small number in the process.