Wyoming vs. Oregon - 9/16/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oregon Ducks (2-0) at Wyoming Cowboys (1-1)
College Football: Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 7:00 pm (War Memorial Stadium-WY)
The Line: Wyoming Cowboys +14 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CBS Sports Network
The Oregon Ducks will travel to War Memorial Stadium (WY) to take on the Wyoming Cowboys this Saturday night in College Football action.
The Oregon Ducks improved to 2-0 on the season after defeating the Nebraska Cornhuskers 42-35, this past Saturday. Oregon jumped out to a 42-14 lead at halftime and was able to hold off a late Nebraska charge to secure the victory. Oregon outgained Nebraska by a 566-361 margin and won the turnover battle by a 4-2 margin. Leading the way for Ducks was QB Justin Herbert who completed 25 of 33 passes for 365 yards and 3 TD. On the season, Oregon is averaging 59.5 ppg on 634.5 total yards per game (360 passing yds/g; 274.5 rushing yds/g). Offensively, the Ducks are led by RB Royce Freeman who has 6 TD's on the season and is averaging 151.5 yds/g on 26.0 att/g. QB Justin Herbert has completed 77.8% of his passes on the season for 4 TD and 1 INT while averaging 323.0 yds/g. Oregon has a couple of talented WR's in Charles Nelson (6.5 rec/g, 108.0 yds/g, TD) and Johnny Johnson III (3 rec/g, 59.5 yds/g, 19.83 avg). Defensively, the Ducks are holding their opponents to an average of 28.0 ppg on 363.0 total yards per game (259.0 passing yds/g; 104.0 rushing yds/g). Oregon has forced 6 turnovers so far this season and has a turnover margin of +2.
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The Wyoming Cowboys improved to 1-1 on the season after defeating the Gardner-Webb Runnin' Bulldogs 27-0, this past Saturday. Wyoming jumped all over Gardner Webb, and had little trouble securing the victory after taking a lead 24-0 with 1:27 left in the second quarter. The Cowboys outgained the Bulldogs by a 393-195 margin and won the turnover battle with a 1-0 margin. Leading the way for Wyoming was QB Josh Allen who completed 22-32 passes for 328 yards and 2 TD. On the season, the Cowboys are averaging 15.0 ppg on 313.0 total yards per game (251.0 passing yds/g; 62 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Wyoming is led by QB Josh Allen who has completed 62.5% of his passes on the season for 2 TD and 2 INT while averaging 251.0 yds/g. Allen has a pair of talented WR’s in Austin Conway (91 yds/g, 9 rec/g, TD) and C.J. Johnson (76 yds/g, 4.5 rec/g, TD). The Cowboys backfield is led by Kellen Overstreet (28.5 yds/g, 10.5 att/g, TD) and Milo Hall (21.5 yds/g, 9.5 att/g). Defensively, Wyoming is holding their opponents to an average of 12.0 ppg on 229.0 total yards per game (73.5 passing yds/g; 155.5 rushing yds/g). The Cowboys have forced 5 turnovers so far in the season and have a turnover margin of +3.
The Ducks are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games on turf however, just 3-12-1 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Cowboys are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games vs. Pac-12 opponents and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games.
Oregon looked unstoppable in the 1st half in their victory over the Cornhuskers, however, had a tough beat ATS after getting shutout on the offensive end, allowing the Cornhuskers to fight back and cover. Wyoming and their star QB Josh Allen, looked much better than how they played against Iowa in their opening matchup and the season and showed how they can win a lot of games with a great QB and solid defense. Oregon is a team on the rise and have a ton of talent on the offensive end, however, Wyoming’s Josh Allen should be able to put up plenty of yards against a weak pass defense, and as I think Wyoming’s defense will cause Oregon some trouble at home, I think the Cowboys cover with the points.