UC Davis Aggies (1-1) at Wyoming Cowboys (1-1)
|Date & Time||Saturday September 17, 2016, 4:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Wyoming Cowboys -20.5 -- Over/Under: 60.5
The UC Davis Aggies and Wyoming Cowboys meet Saturday afternoon at War Memorial Stadium.
The UC Davis Aggies could use a strong road victory in order to get a game above a .500 record. Ben Scott is completing 64.5 percent of his passes for 684 yards, four touchdowns and one interception. Scott must continue to be effective through the air for the Aggies to have a chance here. Keelan Doss and Jared Harrell have combined for 213 receiving yards and one touchdown while Ramon Vargas has six receptions. The UC Davis Aggies ground game is averaging 157.5 yards per contest, and Manusamoa Luuga leads the way with 241 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, UC Davis is allowing 44 points and 587.5 yards per game. Zach Jones leads the Aggies with 13 tackles, Russell Reeder has one sack and Ryan Parenteau has one interception.
The Wyoming Cowboys could also use a victory in order to get a game above a .500 record. Josh Allen is completing 57.4 percent of his passes for 434 yards, three touchdowns and five interceptions. Allen has three touchdown passes on 67 career pass attempts. Tanner Gentry and Jake Maulhardt have combined for 356 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Jacob Hollister has five receptions. The Wyoming Cowboys ground game is averaging 187 yards per contest, and Brian Hill leads the way with 174 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Wyoming is allowing 43 points and 506 yards per game. Andrew Wingard leads the Cowboys with 25 tackles, Carl Granderson has two sacks and Antonio Hull has three pass deflections.
There's one common between these two teams and it's that neither is playing a lick of defense. Combined, in four games, these teams are allowing an average of 1,093 yards per game. UC Davis has allowed 35 or more points in its first two games and the Cowboys have given up 26 or more points in seven straight games. Hard to ignore those numbers.
Have to side with the over in this game given the way the defenses have looked recently.