Wyoming Cowboys (7-4) at San Jose State Spartans (1-11)
College Football: Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 5:00 pm (CEFCU Stadium)
The Line: San Jose State Spartans -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Wyoming Cowboys will travel to CEFEU Stadium to take on the San Jose State Spartans this Saturday night in College Football action.
The Wyoming Cowboys dropped to 6-4 (5-2 MW) on the season after falling to the Fresno State Bulldogs 13-7, this past Saturday. Wyoming missed their chance to play in the Moutain West Title game as the Cowboys offense never got moving without QB Josh Allen who was out with a shoulder injury. The Cowboys were outgained the Bulldogs by a 333-308 margin and lost the turnover battle by a 2-1 margin. Leading the way for Wyoming was QB Nick Smith who completed 20 of 32 passes for 231 yards with 1 TD. On the season, the Cowboys are averaging 22.8 ppg on 280.5 total yards per game (180.0 passing yds/g; 100.5 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Wyoming is led by QB Josh Allen (25.1 att/g, 165.8 yds/g, 13 TD) who has been sidelined with a shoulder injury. Allen availability for this weekend is still up in the air, and if he can’t go, Nick Smith will be making his 2nd start for the Cowboys. The Cowboys have talented receivers in Austin Conway (4.5 rec/g, 44.8 yds/g, 2 TD) and C.J. Johnson (2.1 rec/g, 32.9 yds/g, 5 TD). The Wyoming backfield is led by Trey Woods (11.8 att/g, 43.8 yds/g, 2 TD) and Kellen Overstreet (6.5 att/g, 23.4 yds/g, 3 TD). Defensively, Wyoming is holding their opponents to an average of 17.6 ppg on 334.0 total yards per game (159.5 passing yds/g; 174.5 rushing yds/g). The Cowboys have forced 28 turnovers on the season and have an overall turnover margin of +16.
The San Jose State Spartans dropped to 1-11 (0-7 MW) on the season after losing to the Colorado State Rams 42-14, this past Saturday. San Jose State had no answer for a strong Colorado State offense that jumped out to a 28-7 first held lead and never looked back. The Spartans were outgained by the Rams by a 606-339 margin and each team had 1 turnover on the day. Leading the way for San Jose State was QB Montell Aaron who completed 17 of 33 passes for 208 yards and 1 INT. On the season, the Spartans are averaging 15.5 ppg on 317.9 total yards per game (200.0 passing yds/g; 117.9 rushing yds/g). Offensively, San Jose State is led by QB Montel Aaron who has completed 56.6% of his passes on the season for 8 TD and 9 INT while averaging passing 150.8 yds/g. The Spartans WR’s are led by Bailey Gaither (2.8 rec/g, 40.0 yds/g, 4 TD) and JaQuan Blackwell (2.8 rec/g, 37.5 yds/g, 2 TD). The Spartans backfield is led by Zamore Zigler (5.7 att/g, 27.9 yds/g, TD) and Tyler Nevens (14.7 att/g, 63.2 yds/g, TD). Defensively, San Jose State is allowing their opponents to an average of 43.8 ppg on 502.5 total yards per game (217.6 passing yds/g; 293.6 rushing yds/g). The Spartans have forced 14 turnovers so far in the season and have an overall turnover margin of –26.
The Cowboys are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall and 14-3 ATS in their last 17 conference games. The Spartans are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 home games however are 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
Wyoming’s offense certainly isn’t the same with Josh Allen at the helm, however, their defense is one of the best in the country as they rank 13th in scoring defense and 3rd in turnover margin. San Jose State has struggled on both sides of the ball throughout the season and have been awful with turnovers as they rank dead last in turnover margin. This line has yet to be released, however, even if Josh Allen doesn’t play, it’s going to have to be a very large number for me not to like Wyoming in this one. Please check back when the line is posted.