You could argue that the Wyoming Cowboys have overachieved so far this season. Through three weeks, the Pokes have already matched their win total from last year. Showing a much improved defense and more consistent quarterback play, the Cowboys are already showing much more potential. The odds makers in Vegas have seen it too. I think they are giving our boys quite a bit of credit.
The last game of non-conference play has the Cowboys heading to Ypsilanti, Michigan to face the Eastern Michigan Eagles. Wyoming heads into this game as a 3 point favorite. This shouldn’t come as a surprise, the Eagles won only one game last season. In that game, Wyoming was 11.5 point favorites, and we know the result of that one.
The Cowboys do have a few things working in their favor. Brian Hill is coming off his best game of the season. When hanging onto the ball, Josh Allen has been one of the better quarterbacks in the Mountain West. The defense has been making far more plays than it has in the past. This is truly Bohl ball and we will continue to see results on the field.
So far this season, Wyoming is 0-1 ATS on the road following the meltdown in Lincoln. Over the past 5 seasons, Wyoming is 7-4 ATS vs “Group of 5” opponents. Furthermore, they are 4-1 ATS against such opponents. History is on their side. But more than that, I just think they are a better team at this juncture. My prediction (1-1): Cowboys 34 Eagles 20
Over/Under: The Cowboys have been on the over the first two games that you could bet it. This week, it’s set at 64. I’m not sure there will be enough offensive firepower on the field to merit another week on the over. I’m taking the under.
**”Not So” Lock of the week (1-1)**
Utah -3 vs USC. This game is going to be ugly. The weather in Salt Lake City will force the game into the trenches where Utah has a clear advantage. On top of that, Clay Helton may already be losing the locker room for the Trojans. Utah should win this game, and win it easily.