Wyoming vs. Nevada: 3 Keys to a Cowboys Victory
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Cowboys vs Wolf Pack
WEEK 7: Wyoming Cowboys (5-2, 2-1 MW) vs Nevada Wolf Pack (4-3, 1-2 MW)
WHEN: Saturday, October 26— 12:00 PM MT/11:00 AM PT
WHERE: War Memorial Stadium; Laramie, WY (29,131)
TV: AT&T Sportsnet
SERIES RECORD: Wyoming leads 4-3
ODDS (via OddsShark): Wyoming -14
FEI Projection: Wyoming by 26.9
Three Keys to a Wyoming Win
Control Field Position
Last week against New Mexico, the Lobos spent a considerable amount of time on the Cowboys side of the field. Against a team they should beat, it would be nice to see them play a game where they aren’t living on that fine line between winning and losing. Making Carson Strong and the Wolf Pack offense earn their yards against the defense will be huge for Wyoming’s success.
Have a Third Ball Carrier Ready to Go
Chambers and Valladay are going to combine for the majority of the carries on Saturday but Wyoming would be well served in having Burroughs or Brenton involved in the running game more if possible. For much of the season, the Cowboys have had a 3 headed monster with Chambers and a combination of Valladay, Swen, and Trey Smith.
The Pokes can probably survive one more week with Chambers and Valladay splitting 50 carries but adding either Burroughs or Brenton into the mix to take some of the hits off of them will be of benefit not just in this game but if Smith and/or Swen are unable to get back to where they were before their injuries.
The Wolf Pack enters at 4-3 on the season but they have gotten absolutely smashed by decent teams. Wyoming doesn’t want to let Nevada hang around in this game and have a chance to steal it on one or two plays. The Wolf Pack has one of the worst defenses in the country (39 ppg allowed) and is just breaking even in turnover margin. The Pokes need to step on to the field at high noon ready to attack.