The Ohio Bobcats and Wyoming Cowboys meet Friday in the college football Arizona Bowl at Arizona Stadium. The Ohio Bobcats look for their third double-digit winning season in school history. The Wyoming Cowboys have split their last 8 games.
The Ohio Bobcats have split their last 6 non-home games. Kurtis Rourke is completing 69.1 percent of his passes for 3,256 yards, 25 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. Sam Wiglusz and Jacoby Jones have combined for 1,582 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns, while James Bostic has 32 receptions. The Ohio Bobcats ground game is averaging 139.2 yards per contest, and Sieh Bangura leads the way with 940 yards and 12 touchdowns. Defensively, Ohio is allowing 28.4 points and 437.4 yards per game. Keye Thompson leads the Ohio Bobcats with 96 tackles, Bryce Houston has 5.5 sacks and Zack Sanders has 3 interceptions.
The Wyoming Cowboys have split their last 6 non-home games. Andrew Peasley is completing 51.4 percent of his passes for 1,388 yards, 9 touchdowns and 8 interceptions. Joshua Cobbs and Wyatt Wieland have combined for 696 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns, while Treyton Welch has 17 receptions. The Wyoming Cowboys ground game is averaging 187.8 yards per contest, and Titus Swen leads the way with 1,039 yards and 8 touchdowns. Defensively, Wyoming is allowing 23.4 points and 369.5 yards per game. Easton Gibbs leads the Wyoming Cowboys with 111 tackles, DeVonte Harris has 8.5 sacks and Cameron Stone has 2 interceptions.
The Bobcats are 1-9 ATS in their last 10 non-conference games and 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Cowboys are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games in December and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 bowl games. The under is 7-3-1 in Bobcats last 11 games on grass. The under is 5-0 in Cowboys last 5 games overall.
The Ohio Bobcats haven't looked good since Kurtis Rourke went down, and that includes laying an egg in the MAC Championship. The Wyoming Cowboys have had their issues as well, but they're a slightly above average defense, and they have a quality, physical rushing attack that could give a struggling Ohio defense issues. This is also held out west in Tucson, so I'd expect a crowd that favors the Cowboys. Give me Wyoming in this spot.