The Wyoming Cowboys (5-3) and the Colorado State Rams (3-5) hit the field to try to take home the Bronze Boot on Friday, November 3, 2023 at War Memorial Stadium (WY). The Cowboys are 6-point favorites. The point total is 44.
Tune in to CBS Sports to see the Cowboys take on the Rams.
Cowboys vs. Rams Game Info
- Date: Friday, November 3, 2023
- Time: 8:00 PM ET
- Channel: CBS Sports
- Livestream: Stream NCAA football on Fubo and ESPN+
- City: Laramie, Wyoming
- Venue: War Memorial Stadium (WY)
- The Cowboys have been a bottom-25 offense this season, ranking eighth-worst with 298.5 yards per game. Defensively, they are ranked 84th in the FBS (388.8 yards allowed per game).
- The Cowboys are totaling 23.9 points per game offensively this year (92nd in the FBS), and they are allowing 26.4 points per game (74th) on the defensive side of the ball.
- While Wyoming’s pass defense ranks 45th with 210.8 passing yards allowed per game,the offense has been less successful, ranking ninth-worst (150.9 passing yards per game).
- The Cowboys sport the 78th-ranked rushing offense this year (147.6 rushing yards per game), and they’ve been worse on the other side of the ball, ranking 25th-worst with 178.0 rushing yards allowed per game.
- In addition to a 49.6% third-down conversion rate allowed on defense, which ranks fourth-worst in the FBS, Wyoming has posted the 94th-ranked third-down conversion rate (36.1%) on offense.
- With nine forced turnovers (65th in the FBS) against seven turnovers committed (31st in the FBS), the Cowboys’ +2 turnover margin ranks 39th in college football.
- Colorado State ranks 57th in total yards per game (407.1), but it has been worse on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 12th-worst in the FBS with 445.5 total yards conceded per contest.
- Colorado State’s defense has been bottom-25 in scoring defense this season, allowing 33.1 points per game, which ranks 16th-worst in the FBS. Offensively, it ranks 70th with 27.8 points per contest.
- Defensively, the Rams are a bottom-25 pass unit, surrendering 273.5 passing yards per game (12th-worst). On the bright side, they are excelling on the other side of the ball, putting up 331.5 passing yards per contest (fifth-best).
- Colorado State’s running game has not been getting things done, ranking second-worst in the FBS with 75.6 rushing yards per game. It has been more productive on defense, giving up 172.0 rushing yards per contest (103rd-ranked).
- The Rams rank 52nd in third-down conversion rate (41.8%) on offense, but they’ve been less effective on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 13th-worst in the FBS with a 46.4% third-down percentage allowed.
- With 11 forced turnovers (39th in the FBS) and 15 turnovers committed (124th in the FBS) this season, Colorado State ranks 104th in the FBS with a turnover margin of -4.
- Andrew Peasley has 1,055 passing yards through seven games this year, averaging 150.7 per game with a 58.0% completion percentage and 13 touchdowns against three interceptions.
- He has also rushed for 186 yards (second on the Cowboys) and added four touchdowns on the ground, while averaging 26.6 rushing yards per game.
- Harrison Waylee has collected 558 rushing yards with three touchdowns (111.6 yards per game across five games). His 6.6 yards per attempt rank 27th in college football.
- In the passing attack, Wyatt Wieland, has racked up 250 receiving yards and four touchdowns after pulling down 26 balls on zero targets. Per game, he’s averaging 31.3 yards and 3.3 receptions through eight games.
- Brayden Fowler-Nicolosi is averaging 7.5 passing yards per attempt (69th in the FBS) and 309.5 yards per game this year, completing 63.6% of his passes on the way to 2,476 total yards (seventh in the FBS), 16 touchdowns and 11 interceptions through eight games.
- Tory Horton has put together a 2023 stat sheet that includes 70 catches (second in the FBS) for 790 yards (ninth in the FBS) and six receiving touchdowns through eight games played. He has been on the receiving end of zero targets and is averaging 8.8 receptions per game.
- Through eight games played this season, Dallin Holker has 48 catches (6.0 receptions per game on zero targets per game) for 620 yards and six receiving touchdowns.