The Cowboys have a somewhat winnable game staring in the face at home as they face the New Mexico Lobos. Wyoming has the far superior offense. Let's take a look and confirm a college football pick.
Kickoff is set for Saturday, September 26th at 3:00 p.m. ET at Jonah Field at War Memorial Stadium in Laramie Wyoming. Even though they're winless, the Cowboys are only a 3.5 point underdog according to college football odds over 5Dimes and I think that odds makers sense that this is a good matchup for them as their offense is far superior than that of the Lobos. How will the Lobos defense respond is the big question here?
One Passing TD in 3 Games
I briefly talked about the Wyoming offense and how they have the superior offense and it sure shows as New Mexico quarterback, Lamar Jordan, has managed just 1 passing touchdown in 3 games.
To sum it up, the entire team has 1 passing touchdown and a two man quarterback system with Austin Apodaca simply isn't working out. While Jordan can run the football, his game last week isn't even worth mentioning and Apodaca, who had the better game, was just 8 for 18 for 91 yards and 1 INT. Apodaca isn't going to to run the ball and the Cowboys won't have to worry about a team running the score up on them in this one, which appears to be a bettor's delight, but a snoozefest just the same.
While the Lobos have significant depth, but no major star at the running back position, the quarterbacks are able to rely on Dameon Gamblin as he is a one man show.
You're definitely "Gamblin" if you gamble on New Mexico, no pun intended. To his credit, Gamblin has one 100 yard game this season, caught the lone New Mexico touchdown pass, and has been fairly consistent in 3 games with 15 receptions for 230 yards on the season. Look for Gamblin to have a good game hear as Wyoming hasn't been able to do much on defense.
Not Converting Yards Into Touchdowns
Surprisingly, Wyoming got off to a 14-7 start over a good Washington State team and then just collapsed, allowing 24 consecutive WSU points.The killer was Wyoming was the better offensive team statiscally and turnovers didn't kill them. They have stars at the key offensive positions.
Brian Hill already has 412 yards rushing on over 8 yards per carry! Where their receiving core is concerned, Tanner Gentry and Jake Maulhardt are more than adequate in the receiving game with a quarterback in Cameron Coffman that doesn't make mistakes. Wyoming just hasn't been able to convert the yardage and the redline visits into touchdowns and there's no excuse for a team of this caliber to come away empty-handed.
Having New Mexico as a 3.5 point betting favorite is laughable with their offense. New Mexico is the perfect opponent for a good Wyoming offense to win at home with and win outright. Look for the Cowboys to win this game as our college football pick, New Mexico is simply a terrible football team at the collegiate level.
College Football Pick: Wyoming +3.5 & (+150) ML at 5Dimes