College Football Pick: Fresno State vs. Wyoming in Week 11

Jeff Grant

Friday, November 8, 2013 12:34 PM GMT

The Wyoming Cowboys will be hosting a “Whiteout” and Military Appreciation Day Saturday, as it welcomes in the undefeated Fresno State Bulldogs to War Memorial Stadium. Will the Bulldogs remain undefeated against this weekends matchup? Find out where we believe the best value lies.

Let’s take a closer look at the college football betting odds for this Mountain West Conference matchup, with the opening kickoff scheduled for 10:15 p.m. ET on ESPN2.

Take a look at our SBR's College Football Picks for Week 11 Betting Odds Report

Still perfect

Fresno State is 8-0 SU and 2-6 ATS through eight games of the season, as it hits the road after picking up a 41-23 victory over the Nevada Wolfpack as 21.5-point home favorites last Saturday.

The Bulldogs are currently ranked No. 16 in the BCS standings, with their offense ranking sixth nationally in averaging 539.9 yards per game.

A change for the better?

Wyoming is 4-4 SU and 5-3 ATS on the season despite having the conference’s second-best offense, as the defense ranks 107th nationally in allowing 465.8 yards per game.

The Cowboys relieved Chris Tormey of his duties as defensive coordinator on Oct. 29—promoting line coach Jamar Cain to that position.

It’s important to point out that the program also hired Bill Young as a quality control staffer, as he has previous experience at Ohio State, Oklahoma, USC, Kansas, Miami and Oklahoma State.

Driving that Carr

The Bulldogs are going to attract plenty of action as road favorites in this spot, considering senior quarterback Derek Carr ranks second in the country with 28 touchdowns, while he hasn’t thrown an interception in his last 183 passing attempts.

Fresno State wide receivers Davante Adams, Josh Harper and Isaiah Burse have combined for 195 catches this year, which is as many or more than the total completions of 102 out of 123 teams in the FBS.

Smith is capable of matching the other side

There’s no question the Cowboys are able to match the Bulldogs offensively, as quarterback Brett Smith has generated at least one touchdown in all 31 of his games since arriving on campus.  

Wyoming’s offense has been extremely balanced throughout the season, averaging 218.9 rushing yards and 297.4 passing yards per game.  The unit is averaging 38.5 rushing and 40.3 passing plays.

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Prediction

I’m going to recommend that readers back the Cowboys for their college football picks, as head coach Dave Christensen is 16-6 ATS when seeking revenge.  Wyoming suffered a 42-14 defeat to Fresno State as 16.5-point road underdogs last season.

College Football Pick:  Wyoming Cowboys +10