Where: Albertsons Stadium, Boise, ID
When: Saturday, November 9, 10:15 PM. ET.
The Boise State Broncos will be going for their second consecutive win when they take on the Wyoming Cowboys on Saturday night.
Cowboys Going For Third Consecutive WinThe Cowboys managed to bounce back from their close loss to San Diego State and have won their last two contests. They are one game behind the Broncos in the Mountain West standings and will try to move into sole possession of the top spot in the division standings with a win over the Broncos on Saturday.
Wyoming has been brilliant on the defensive end for most of the season, holding opponents to 17.6 points per game. They managed to hold Nevada to three points in their last game and will need a similar performance to slow down the Broncos, who are averaging over 30 points per game.
Offensively, the Cowboys are averaging 28.9 points per game, which is 69th in the country. They have a bruising ground game that is averaging 239.4 yards per game, but they will have a hard time running against the Broncos, who are giving up 116.3 rushing yards per game.
Xazavian Valladay leads the Cowboys with 631 rushing yards and four touchdowns, while quarterback Sean Chambers has 567 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns.
Broncos Going For Eighth Win In Nine GamesThe Broncos have also played well this season and have won seven of their last eight games. The team bounced back from its loss to BYU with a win over San Jose State in its last game and will be trying to make it two wins in a row with a win over the Cowboys on Saturday, which will also give the broncos their third consecutive win over the Cowboys.
Boise State is a good defensive team, holding opponents to 23.4 points per game. The Broncos defense has played well against the run, which is something they will have to do again on Saturday if they want to get past the Cowboys.
Offensively, the Broncos have a balanced attack with the team averaging 291 passing yards per game and 178.3 rushing yards per game. They will be able to mix things up and keep Wyoming’s defense on its toes, especially if they cannot slow down their passing game.
Freshman quarterback Hank Bachmeier has rewarded his head coach’s faith in him by playing well this season. He has completed 63.2 percent of his passes for 1,760 yards, nine touchdowns, and four interceptions. The team will need another big game from him to get past the Cowboys on Saturday.
The top supporting trends for this game, found on Covers.com, are: Wyoming is:
- 2-6 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
The top supporting trends for this game, found on Covers.com, are: Boise State is:
- 6-2-2 ATS in their last 10 conference games.
- 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games.
- 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight-up win.