Wyoming vs. Colorado State - 11/22/19 CFB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado State at Wyoming
Friday, November 22, 2019 at 9:30 PM (War Memorial Stadium)
WYO -265, WYO -7
The Colorado State Rams head to Wyoming this Friday for a game against the Cowboys in a battle between two teams in the Mountain West’s Mountain Division. The Rams enter Friday’s game after losing their last game to Air Force by the score of 38-21. Colorado State quarterback Patrick O’Brien completed 28 of 43 passes for 347 yards and 2 touchdowns as well as throwing an interception. The Ram’s leading receiver was Warren Jackson who caught 8 passes for 88 yards. Marcus McElroy led the way for Colorado State on the ground as he carried the ball 11 times for 51 yards. The Colorado State defense allowed 353 total yards, including 227 on the ground.
With the loss, Colorado State is now 4-6 on the season and 3-3 in conference play which places them in a tie for 4th place in their division. Patrick O’Brien has thrown for 2,297 yards on the season along with 10 touchdowns against 4 interceptions. Marvin Kinsey Jr. has led Colorado State in rushing on the season as he has 121 carries for 703 yards and 6 touchdowns on the year. Warren Jackson has been the Rams leading receiver on the season as he has caught 63 passes for 940 yards and 6 touchdowns on the year.
The Wyoming Cowboys welcome the Colorado State Rams to campus after losing their last game to Utah State by the score of 26-21. Wyoming quarterback Tyler Vander Wall completed 20 of 36 passes for 185 yards but also threw 3 interceptions. Vander Wall rushed 8 times in the game for 4 yards but scored 2 touchdowns on the ground. The lead rusher for Wyoming was Xazavian Valladay as he rushed 25 times for 114 yards in the game. Tight end Josh Harshman was the leading receiver for the day as he caught 6 passes for 76 yards. The Cowboys defense allowed a total of 422 yards to Utah State including 317 through the air.
On the year, Wyoming is now 6-4 with a conference record of 3-3 which places them in a tie for 4th place in their division. Wyoming’s most effective quarterback has been Sean Chambers has thrown for 915 yards on the season as well as for 7 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. Xazavian Valladay has been the Cowboys leading rusher as he has carried the ball 180 times for 869 yards and 5 touchdowns on the year. Raghib Ismail Jr. has been Wyoming’s leading receiver as he has caught 14 passes for 240 yards and 2 touchdowns on the season.
Colorado State has scored 30.6 points per game and allowed 32.6 points per game. Colorado State averages 460.2 yards per game and has been giving up 391.2 yards per game. Wyoming has scored 26.9 points per game and has allowed 18.7 points per game. Wyoming averages gaining 354 yards per game while allowing an average of 380.4 yards per game. Both teams are capable of putting up decent offensive numbers, but Wyoming is by far the better team on defense. With their defensive numbers and the fact that they are playing at home, I have to go with the Cowboys in this one. Wyoming wins 31-21 and covers the spread.