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Spartans at Cowboys

NCAA Football: Wyoming at San Jose State
This week, the Spartans travel to Laramie to take on the Cowboys.
D. Ross Cameron-USA TODAY Sports

Game Time:

Saturday, November 3rd at 12:00 PM (Mountain)

The History:

Not a ton of history. The teams have met only ten times. Wyoming holds the all-time lead in the series, 6-4. However, San Jose State has won the last 3 times the two teams have played. Those three games account for the times the two teams have played each other since San Jose State joined the Mountain West.

The Matchup:

The Cowboys offense has found something with Sean Chambers at QB. The Wyoming offense is still led by Nico Evans, the MWC rushing leader. Sean Chambers just gives opposing defenses more to defend as Chambers is a rushing threat from the QB position. The past couple of weeks, Chambers has rushed for 100 yards while Nico Evans has rushed for over 100 yards as well. While Wyoming likely won’t throw the ball much, play-action opportunities will be available as defenses gear up to stop Evans and Chambers in the running game. San Jose State comes into this game with the 96th ranked rushing defense, so the Cowboys offense should be able to do some damage again this week.

On defense, the Cowboys will be going up against Josh Love as the San Jose State QB. Love has put together a solid season this year as a junior, emerging as the guy to lead the Spartans offense. Overall, San Jose State has the 33rd ranked passing offense, so the Spartans will likely find their yardage through the air. Considering that Wyoming has the 80th ranked passing defense, the Spartans should find some success. However, the Cowboys have the 22nd ranked rushing defense, so Tyler Nevens and the Spartans rushing offense will likely be limited this week.

The Outcome:

Both teams are coming off of uplifting wins that broke losing streaks. Wyoming is at home though. Also, the Wyoming defense has played some of their best football of the season the past couple of weeks while the offense has found some life with Sean Chambers at QB. The spread has Wyoming by 13.5. While I think Wyoming wins, I’m not sure that they cover that spread.

San Jose State 17, Wyoming 27