The Wyoming Cowboys and the Nevada Wolf Pack meet Saturday in college football action from Mackay Stadium. Wyoming enters this one following a matchup last weekend against Hawaii. The Cowboys ended up improving to 7-4 overall with a blowout victory. As for Nevada, they played Colorado State last Saturday. The 2-9 Wolf Pack would go on to lose by 10 points. Here you can read our Wyoming vs Nevada Prediction.
Wyoming lost four of their first 10 games this year and had trouble scoring in that time. The Cowboys averaged only 22.1 points per game with 27 total TDs, posting 152.3 yards per game, 15 scores and six picks through the air. In the rushing game Wyoming averaged 149.3 yards per game with 12 TDs in that time.
Back on Saturday versus Hawaii, the Cowboys jumped out to a 35-0 lead by halftime. Wyoming cruised from there in a 42-9 win. Quarterback Andrew Peasley threw for 319 yards and three scores. Harrison Waylee added 11 rushes for 70 yards and a TD, and John Michael Gyllenborg had 128 yards and a score off three catches.
Wyoming Cowboys Team Facts
- The home team has won each of Wyoming's last 11 games.
- The home team has covered the spread in each of Wyoming's last four games.
- Wyoming has lost the first half in four of its last five road games against conference opponents.
- Six of Wyoming's last eight games as a favorite have gone UNDER the total points line.
Nevada Wolf Pack
Over on the Wolf Pack’s side, they were only able to win two of their first 10 games this season. Nevada has had major issues scoring with 18.2 points per game on average. The pass generated 172.5 yards per game, six touchdowns and nine interceptions in that stretch, while the Wolf Pack rushed for 134.7 yards per game, 3.6 yards per carry and 13 scores.
Matched up against Colorado State last weekend, the Wolf Pack were within three points going into the final quarter but couldn’t score again during a 30-20 loss. Brendon Lewis threw for 169 yards on 18 completions, also scoring a rush TD. Dalevon Campbell put up 72 yards on five catches, and Sean Dollars rushed for 69 yards.
Nevada Wolf Pack Team Facts
- Nevada has lost each of its last six games in November.
- Nevada has failed to cover the spread in eight of its last nine home games against conference opponents.
- Nevada has lost the first half in seven of its last eight home games against conference opponents.
- Five of Nevada's last six November games as a home underdog against non-AP-ranked teams have gone OVER the total points line.
- Wyoming are one of only 18 FBS teams undefeated in home games this season ([z-0]).
- Wyoming has recorded the most home wins by a margin of 10 points or less of any FBS team this season (5).
ANDREW’S FREE PICK
I’ll probably just stick with Wyoming. The Cowboys played a pretty solid game versus an overmatched Hawaii team over the weekend, notching 472 yards (319 passing) and 20 first downs with 9.4 yards per play. Wyoming came up empty on third-down conversions, though (0-for-6). Still, it was a nice bounce-back on the scoreboard after posting 14 points or fewer in two of their previous three games.
As for Nevada, they had a couple of turnovers and went just 5-of-16 on third-down tries in the loss to Colorado State over the weekend. The Wolf Pack have now lost three straight games, but the good news is that they’ve hit 20 points or more in their last pair. That said I don’t think Nevada will keep pace in this one.