Check out the Boise State vs. Wyoming fearless prediction and game preview.
Boise State (7-0) vs. Wyoming (5-2) Game Preview
Date: Saturday, Oct. 29
Game Time: 7:00 pm
Venue: War Memorial Stadium, Laramie, WY
Network: CBS Sports Network
Is this the biggest game in Laramie in … ever?
That’s stretching it, but it’s certainly the most important game in a long, long time considering this might just be the Mountain division championship.
The Cowboys survived a run of three road games in the last four dates, rolling through three straight Mountain West wins to get into a position to be one win away from owning the division.
Boise State is still unbeaten, but it’s been a battle to keep the record perfect.
With Houston falling down badly, now the Broncos have a potential New Year’s Six bowl appearance there for the taking by winning out. As good as Western Michigan has been, 13-0 will get it done for Boise State if it can get it done.
But the offense keeps turning it over, and it’s not turning the big yards into enough points, with the team almost collapsing in the win over Colorado State and needing a huge special teams play to survive BYU.
The run defense hasn’t been a brick wall, but it’s been good enough, holding teams to under four yards per carry despite getting hit hard by New Mexico a few weeks ago and getting run on a bit over the last few weeks. And now it’s up to Wyoming to crank its production up a few levels.
Brian Hill has had his moments this year, but last week he finally looked like the home run hitting back who’s only come out a few times, running for 289 yards and three scores against Nevada in the 42-34 shootout win. Throw in the solid play of QB Josh Allen, and UW has a dangerous attack that’ll keep the pressure on the Broncos all game long.
What’s going to be the difference? The Boise State defensive front will own the backfield, coming up with more than enough third down stops to survive, while the offense will get a huge day from QB Brett Rypien every time the Cowboys appear to be ready to mount a challenge.
Boise State vs. Wyoming Prediction
Final Score: Boise State 30, Wyoming 27
Line: Boise State -13.5, o/u: 64
ATS Confidence: 5: Trump in Alabama – 1: Trump in New York … 3
Must See Rating: 5: Bad Santa 2 – 1: 2016 NFL … 4