Wyoming at Utah State: 11/20/21 College Football Picks and Predictions
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Utah State Aggies (8-2) vs Wyoming Cowboys (5-5)
Game Info: Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Merlin Olsen Field at Maverik Stadium)
Betting Odds: Utah State Aggies -5.5 -- Over/Under: 53.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Wyoming Cowboys and Utah State Aggies face off on Saturday in a Mountain West college football showdown at Maverick Stadium. When these two teams last faced off in 2019 it was Utah State that won 26-21.
The Wyoming Cowboys come into this game with a 5-5 record but they are coming off a loss in their last game. Against Boise State, Wyoming could only manage 13 points, and that led to the 10 point defeat. Wyoming is averaging 22 points while their defense is giving up 21.5 points per game. The offense hasn’t been great at times, and just a few games ago against New Mexico they only scored three points. Getting the start in the last game was Levi Williams and on the season he has thrown for 460 yards, five touchdowns, and four interceptions. Running back Xazavian Valladay has also had a big season throwing for 797 yards and five touchdowns.
On the other side of this matchup is the Utah State Aggies who are improved this season sitting with an 8-2 record overall. In the last game against San Jose State, Utah State put up 48 points and that led to the blowout victory. Utah State is averaging 33.4 points while their defense is giving up 26.2 points per game. Under center for Utah State is Logan Bonner who has thrown for 2,749 yards, 25 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions. In this game, if Utah State can make it a shootout, they are going to be in good shape to come away with the victory.
Wyoming is 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games overall. Utah State is 4-0 against the spread in their last four games overall. The over is 4-1 in Wyoming’s last five games on field turf. The under is 5-2 in Utah State’s last seven games overall. The favorite is 7-1 against the spread in the last eight meetings. The home team is 4-1 against the spread in the last five meetings.
Utah State is the better team, and Wyoming just doesn’t have the offense to keep it close. Look for Utah State to run up the score, and Wyoming is going to finish with 20 points or less. Back Utah State against the spread.