Wyoming vs. San Diego State - 11/19/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego State Aztecs (9-1) at Wyoming Cowboys (7-3)
College Football: Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 3:30 pm (War Memorial Stadium)
The Line: Wyoming Cowboys +7.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CBS Sports Network
The San Diego State Aztecs will travel to War Memorial Stadium (WY) to take on the Wyoming Cowboys this Saturday afternoon in College Football action.
The San Diego State Aztecs won their 6th straight game and improved to 9-1 (6-0 MW) on the season after defeating the Nevada Wolfpack, 46-16, this past Saturday. San Diego State was once again outstanding defensively and had little trouble securing the victory after taking a 26-7 halftime lead. San Diego State outgained Nevada by a 620-366 margin and won the turnover battle by a 3-1 margin. Leading the way for the Aztecs was Rashaad Penny who had 2 TD and 208 rushing yards on 10 carries. On the season, San Diego State is averaging 36.8 ppg on 435.5 total yards per game (141.6 passing, 293.9 rushing). Offensively, the Aztecs are led by RB Donnel Pumphrey who has 14 rushing TD’s on the season and is averaging 177.9 yds/g on 27.0 att/g. Also in the backfield for San Diego State is Rashaad Penny (10.1 att/g, 78.4 yds/g, 9 TD) and Juwan Washington (4.3 att/g, 32.7 yds/g, 4 TD). QB Christian Chapman has completed 62.0% of his passes for 15 TD and 4 INT while averaging 138.7 passing yds/g. Mikah Holder (2.3 rec/g, 47.3 yds/g, 4 TD), Rashaad Penny (1.1 rec/g, 20.1 yds/g, 3 TD), and David Wells (1.7 rec/g, 18.5 yds/g, 3 TD) have led the way for the Aztecs receivers. Defensively, San Diego State is holding their opponents to an average of 15.2 ppg on 282.5 total yards per game (196.1 passing, 86.4 rushing).
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The Wyoming Cowboys had their 5-game winning streak snapped and dropped to 7-3 (5-1 MW) on the season after being defeated by the UNLV Rebels, 69-66 (3 OT), this past Saturday. Wyoming forced OT with a 19-yard TD catch by Tanner Gentry with no time left in regulation, however, QB Josh Allen threw an INT to start off the 3rd OT and New Mexico was able to win the thrilling contest with a 40-yard FG. Wyoming was outgained by UNLV by a 654-485 margin and lost the turnover battle by a 4-1 margin. Leading the way for Wyoming was WR Tanner Gentry who had 3 TD and 184 yards on 5 receptions. On the season, Wyoming is averaging 38.9 ppg on 443.1 total yards per game (222.2 passing, 220.9 rushing). Offensively, Wyoming is led by RB Brian Hill who has 16 TD’s on the season and is averaging 141.7 yds/g on 25.0 att/g. QB Josh Allen has completed 57.4% of his passes from 21 TD and 10 INT while averaging 221.8 passing yds/g. Tanner Gentry (5.3 rec/g, 96.2 yds/g, 11 TD), Jacob Hollister (2.4 rec/g, 41.6 yds/g, 6 TD), and Jake Maulhardt (2.7 rec/g, 39.0 yds/g, 3 TD) have been Wyoming’s biggest receiving threats. Defensively, Wyoming is allowing their opponents to average 33.7 ppg on 462.7 total yards per game (297.9 passing, 164.8 rushing).
The Aztecs are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up win and 9-2-1 ATS in their last 12 games following a ATS win. The Cowboys are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 conference games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
San Diego State has absolutely dominated MW play this season as their average margin of victory in conference games is currently 30.6 ppg. Wyoming suffered a heart-breaking loss against UNLV that might cost the Cowboys their opportunity to play for the MW Championship however Wyoming is 5-0 at home this season which includes a win over the Boise State Broncos. San Diego State comes into this game ranked 7th in the country in scoring defense, however, Wyoming is a very tough place to play and as they do have weapons in both the running and passing games, I think the Cowboys keep this game close and cover with the points. Take Wyoming and the points.