Wyoming Cowboys vs Utah State Aggies Prediction Spread and Trends to Watch - 11/20/2021

by James Q

Wyoming Cowboys vs Utah State Aggies Prediction Spread and Trends to Watch - 11/20/2021

 
Game Time: 8:00 PM ET, Saturday, November 20th, 2021
Venue: Maverik Stadium, also known as Merlin Olsen Field, Logan, Utah
Where to Watch:  CBSSN
Kickoff Time: 8:05 PM ET
 

Opening MLB Odds at USA Sportsbooks

DraftKings Sportsbook:  Spread: Utah State -5; Over/Under: 52.5 points
Circa:  Spread: Utah State -5.5; Over/Under:  53.5 points
VegasInsider:  Spread: Utah State -5.5; Over/Under: 53 points
 

Season Record

Wyoming: 1-5 conf, 5-5 overall (Mountain West Conference)
Utah State: 5-1 conf, 8-2 overall (MWC)

There is no category in the FBS for how easy this Nov home game will be for the Utah State Aggies.  The College Football odds has Wyoming +5 -5.5… the head coaches from the sidelines know it won’t be that close.  When I make my college football picks I love easy spreads like this.
 
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Wyoming vs Utah State Preview and Analysis


RECENT FORM

Wyoming has had their head handed to them this season.  They lost to the Boise State Broncos, the Air Force Falcons (no easy feat), and practically everyone else in their conference.  It’s been sad and hard to watch.  
Utah State has been winning large.  Their life is good. Since beating UNLV on OCT 16th … The Aggies have been on a 5-game winning streak!  They have only lost two games this entire season and they were to the Mormon contingent of BYU and the heathen contingent of Boise State.  

OFFENSIVE ANALYSIS

The Wyoming offense is mired at 108th in the FBS with 342 ypg and having only scored 26 touchdowns.  It’s not the worst, but in the Mountain West Conference it is only good enough for a last place standing.  The Clemson Tigers are 107th and in their worst season in years.

The Utah State Stats are a whole lot better.  Utah State is ranked 14th in the FBS in offense.  They gain 467 yards per game and have scored 38 TDs!!  …. That’s only 13 spots behind the Ohio State Buckeyes. … It’s nine spots better than the Tennessee Volunteers!  They can score against anyone… especially a last place team in the MWC.

DEFENSIVE ANALYSIS

Wyoming fares better on the defensive side of the ball.  The Cowboys rank 24th in the FBS on defense.  (remember they don’t win).  They give up 330.8 yards per game and have given up 27 TDs.  They play tough against all those teams that eventually destroy them in the win column.

The Utah State Aggies don’t worry about defense as much as putting points on the scoreboard. They rank a lousy 84th in the FBS on defensive giving up 397 ypg and 31 TDs so far.  Their win column would say that some of those scores were all about getting the ball back in a shootout.

Wyoming Cowboys vs Utah State Aggies Prediction

Our prediction for Saturday, November 20th, is…  Utah State 38 - Wyoming 13

The Wyoming defense wasn’t built for playing this hard late in a losing season.  5 points is less than a touchdown and Utah State should win by two touchdowns or more.


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NCAAF Betting Trends

Wyoming is 2-4 against conference opponents this season.
Utah State is 8-4 ATS as a favorite the last 3 seasons.
Utah State is 4-2 ATS against conference opponents this season.

Starting Lineups

Wyoming: QB Levi Williams, RB Xazavian Valladay, FB Parker Christenson, WR Isaiah Neyor, WR Alex Brown, LT Rudy Stofer, LG Eric Abojei, OC Keegan Cryder, RG Logan Harris, RT Frank Crum, TE Treyton Welch

Utah State: QB Logan Bonner, RB Calvin Tyler JR, TE Carson Terrell, WR Justin McGriff, WR Savon Scarver, WR Deven Thompkins, LT Alfred Edwards, LG Demytrick Ali’ifua, OC Chandler Dolphin, RG Quazzel White, RT Jacob South

Statistical Leaders

Wyoming
Passing Yards: Sean Chambers 1,100
Rushing Yards: Xazavian Valladay 797
Receiving Yards: Isaiah Neyor 588
Tackles: Chad Muma 103
Interceptions: Chad Muma 3

Utah State
Passing Yards: Logan Bonner 2,749
Receptions: Deven Thompkins 77
Rushing Yards: Calvin Tyler JR 577
Tackles: Justin Rice 85
Interceptions: Justin Rice 3

 

Coaches

Wyoming: Craig Bohl.  Coach Bohl has had the job since 2014.  He has a Wyoming career mark of 43-49.  He makes 1.5 million dollars a year to do it.  Easy Street is the best street to live on! 

Utah State: Blake Anderson.  Coach Anderson is brand new at Utah State.  He doesn’t have enough time on the job to get his salary published on Wikipedia.  He’s winning a lot of games early which is always good to fix that dumb Wikipedia problem.

Weather Forecast

Partly Cloudy. 42* will be the high.  Humjidity 74%.  Wind at a slight 4 mph.  



James Q

About the Author:

James Q. has been involved with sports and gambling his entire life. A former division 1 scholarship basketball player, James understands sports (and especially basketball) inside-and-out. Following his basketball playing days, James parlayed his gambling skills into a semi-pro poker career. James resides in Los Angeles, and especially loves the Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Rams, and Los Angeles Dodgers. And when he isn't betting on sports (and writing about it), James can be found performing stand-up comedy on the Sunset Strip.

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