Wyoming Cowboys vs BYU Cougars Prediction, Picks and Game Preview - 09/24/2022

by Rod Pearson

Game Time: 10:15 pm ET, Saturday, September 24, 2022
Venue:  LaVell Edwards Stadium, Provo, UT
Where to Watch:  ESPN2

 

Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks

DraftKings:  Point Spread:  Wyoming +21.5, BYU -21.5; Over/Under:  50 points
Bet365:  Point Spread:  Wyoming +22, BYU -22; Over/Under:  50 points
BetMGM:  Point Spread:  Wyoming +22.5, BYU -22.5; Over/Under:  50 points
 

Season Record

Wyoming Cowboys:  3-1 (1st place, MWC Mountain)
BYU Cougars:  2-1 (1st place, FBS Independents)
 
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Wyoming Cowboys:  won their last game at home against the Air Force Falcons 17-14.
BYU Cougars:  lost their last game on the road against the Oregon Ducks 41-20.

 

Wyoming Cowboys vs BYU Cougars Preview and Analysis

 
Wyoming is entering this game with a 3-1 record overall to start their college football season and they will be playing their 2nd road game of the season here as they are 0-1 in their road games this year. They won against the Air Force Falcons in their last game at home 17-14. Andrew Peasley started that game at QB and he completed 18/23 passes for 162 yards, 1 touchdown, and 1 interception. Titus Swen led the team in rushing with 102 yards and 1 TD on 19 rushing attempts. Joshua Cobbs led the team in receiving with 45 yards on 6 receptions. Braden Siders led the defense in that game with 6 solo tackles and 0 assisted tackles. DeVonne Harris led the defense in sacks with 1 while no one on the defense came away with an interception for them in that one.
 
 
 
BYU is entering this game with a 2-1 record overall to start their college football season and they will be playing their 2nd home game of the season as they are 1-0 in their home games this year. They lost against the Oregon Ducks in their last game on the road 41-20. Jaren Hall started that game at QB and he completed 29/41 passes for 305 yards and 2 touchdowns. Christopher Brown Jr. led the team in rushing with 28 yards and 1 TD on 10 carries. Chase Roberts led the team in receiving with 60 yards on 4 receptions. Jakob Robinson led the defense in that game with 5 solo tackles and 2 assisted tackles. Ben Bywater came away with the only interception for them while no one on the defense recorded a sack in that one.

 

Wyoming vs BYU Prediction

The current betting odds have BYU listed as a 21.5 point favorite in this game according to Draftkings Sportsbook. BYU just took a big loss in Oregon but they are going to be looking to bounce back back at home here. They are going to be very upset after that game, not just about the loss, but also about some of the chants they heard from the crowd. They still didn't play great in that game though and they will be looking to take their frustrations out on Wyoming here. Wyoming lost their 1st game of the season and it was a very bad loss too, but they have won 3 games in a row now and looked really good on defense in their win against AFA last week. All of their wins have been at home though and they are only playing their 2nd road game of the year here, losing their other road game in their season opener. Wyoming is going to be a good home team this year but they do not have a very good team with all of the players they lost from last year and this new team does not travel well. They are going to struggle to score points in this road game and their defense will not be able to stop this BYU offense like they did last week with AFA. The best way to place a bet here is on BYU to cover the spread in this game.
 
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NCAAF Betting Trends

 
Wyoming Cowboys: 5-12 ATS off an extremely close home win by 3 points or less. 14-7 UNDER as an underdog of 21.5 to 31 points. 14-7 UNDER in a road game where the total is between 49.5 and 52.
BYU Cougars: 15-7 ATS as a home favorite of 21.5 to 28 points. 10-4 ATS in home games. 20-11 UNDER after a loss by 21 or more points.
 

Key Injuries

 
Wyoming Cowboys:  F. Crum (T) Ques Sat - Undisclosed. G. Gentry (WR) out for season - Knee. S. Harsh (DE) out for season - Undisclosed.
BYU Cougars:  G. Romney (WR) Doub Sat - Ankle. P. Nacua (WR) Ques Sat - Ankle. E. Tuioti-Mariner (DL) Ques Sat - Undisclosed. T. Batty (DL) Ques Sat - Undisclosed.
 

Notable Quotes

 
“I think they know it’s there. I was not completely aware so much when I got back. Heard some rumblings about it and different stories. Then when we played the bowl game, I went up to Kalani and I was like, ‘What is the deal?’ So it’s on. I know our fans embrace it and are excited about it. I think it would be really counterproductive to dwell on all that. They know it’s a big game.” - Craig Bohl on the rivalry between Wyoming and BYU for this upcoming game.
 
 
“Obviously not the result that we were looking for, but I have to give a lot of credit to Oregon. They showed up ready to play. More ready than we did, especially in the beginning. I didn’t have this team ready; that’s on me. We have to figure out a way to start better and start faster.” - Kalani Sitake after his team’s loss against Oregon in their last game.
 
 

Starting Lineups

 
Wyoming Cowboys
WR Cobbs, Joshua 
WR Wieland, Wyatt 
TE Welch, Treyton 
QB Peasley, Andrew
RB Swen, Titus 
FB Christensen, Parker 
 
BYU Cougars
WR Romney, Gunner
WR Nacua, Puka
WR Hill, Keanu 
TE Rex, Isaac 
QB Hall, Jaren
RB Brooks, Christopher 
 

Statistical Leaders

 
Wyoming Cowboys
Passing: A. Peasley (592)
Rushing: T. Swen (316)
Receiving: J. Cobbs (180)
Touchdowns: T. Swen (4)
 
BYU Cougars
Passing: J. Hall (827)
Rushing: C. Brooks (194)
Receiving: C. Roberts (223)
Touchdowns: P. Nacua (2)
 
Coaches:
Wyoming Cowboys: Craig Bohl (9th season)
BYU Cougars: Kalani Sitake (7th season)


Rod Pearson

About the Author:

Rod Pearson has been a rabid sports fan his entire life.  He grew up in Ontario, and was skilled in both hockey and baseball, and pitched in an elite baseball league for many years.  In 2022, Rod decided to hang up his glove, so that he could write about the sports he loves -- but from a gambling perspective.  Join Rod every day as he breaks down the games to find the best betting value.

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