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Before I get into the preview I found out that UNLV posts MIke Sanford’s television show is available for free online and he talks about this weeks matchup against Wyoming.
This game will eliminate one team from going to a bowl game. Neither school has gone to a bowl game in a number of years. UNLV looks to have the upper hand in this game because for one they are at home, and they have an offense that can take advantage of a subpar Wyoming defense.
UNLV is still going with backup quarterback Mike Clausen who did lead the Rebels to victory over New Mexico who had two touchdown passes and no picks. The key with UNLV is going to be able to establish the running game with Frank Summers which is important, because first off Wyoming is pretty good against the running game and the Rebels need that to set up the pass.
If UNLV struggles in the running game then the Rebels could struggle in this game and give Wyoming hope. The three big receivers for UNLV will be tough for Wyoming to cover, so Wyoming will need to shut down one aspect of the Rebel offense to stay in the game.
Wyoming on the other hand is coming off a huge win at Tennessee, and the Cowboys biggest weapon is their running game with Devin Moore. Moore averaged 113 yards per game with an average carry at 5.3 per game, and if Wyoming can just run the ball and keep the time of possession in their favor then the game could be close.
Wyoming is still unsure at quarterback but has settled in with Chris Stutzriem who has lead the team for the past two victories and has confidence, however Joe Glenn needs to stick with this guy unless he gets injured just so they are not looking over their shoulder.
The Pokes need to stay turnover free which has been a problem this year, and if Wyoming can have zero turnovers then they will have a chance.
If UNLV gets out to a big lead there is no way that Wyoming has the offense to play catchup in this game.
Final Score: UNLV 28 Wyoming 10