5. Wyoming at Boise State
LINE: Boise State -14.5
ATS PICK: Wyoming
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Your hope here is that Wyoming goes Wyoming and keeps this a close, tight game with just enough defense on both sides to get within two touchdowns.
Boise State should win it – it’s at home, where it’s 4-0 with blowout wins over Hawaii and Air Force – but its scuffling a little bit lately. It lost at BYU without Hank Bachmeier at quarterback, and had to push with him against San Jose State in a ten-point win.
Meanwhile the 6-2 Cowboys lost their two games so far – on the road against San Diego State and Tulsa – by a combined seven points. They style is slow and steady, the defense has been great, and the offense has just enough rushing pop to make up for the total inability to throw the forward pass.
Starting QB Sean Chambers is done for the year with a knee injury, by Tyler Vander Waal, who kicked off last year as the starter and should add a bit more to the passing attack. There might be a rotation under center, but no matter what, the 14.5 is a big number to give away to this team.