Week 7 in the college football season is here, and there are some big games throughout the country. In the Mountain West conference, the Wyoming Cowboys are facing off against the Fresno State Bulldogs. College football betting lines currently have the Bulldogs as 3.5-point favorites on the road.
The game is an important conference matchup for both teams. On defense, the Wyoming Cowboys are led by Chad Muma. The junior linebacker has garnered a lot of attention recently and could end up in the NFL when his college career is over.
Read on to see if Chad Muma can tackle the Fresno State challenge in Week 7. Then, explore whether the Wyoming Cowboys can earn a big win this week.
Wyoming vs. Fresno State Analysis
Now seven weeks into the college football season, the contenders and pretenders are clear. Both UW and Fresno State are still in the fight for the Mountain West conference championship.
Each team has four wins, with Fresno State sitting at a 4-2 record. The UW Cowboys just suffered their first defeat of the season to Air Force. This was the Cowboys’ first conference game of the season, leaving them with a 0-1 conference record. Losing to Air Force provides UW with extra motivation to get back on the winning track.
The good news for UW is that they return home for this game. Fresno State is 1-2 on the road this season. However, they did defeat #13 ranked UCLA 40-37 on the road in Week 4.
UW is a home underdog in part because of Fresno State’s strength of schedule. The Bulldogs have played against two ranked teams, while UW has not.
UW Defense and the Chad Muma Effect
Wyoming will need a big game out of Muma and their defense to pull out the victory. Thus far, Fresno State is averaging nearly 40 points per game. Meanwhile, Wyoming has scored less than 23 points in three out of the last five games.
UW’s success is mainly going to fall on Muma’s broad shoulders. He has 47 tackles through 5 games and is on pace for his best season yet.
The takeaways are even more impressive for Muma. In just five games, Muma has two interceptions and a fumble recovery. In addition, he has recorded a sack and returned one of his two interceptions for a 45-yard touchdown.
In a 7-point win vs. NIU, Muma recorded ten tackles and a key interception. Then, in a 3-point win vs. Montana State, Muma recorded 11 tackles and blocked a kick.
It comes as no surprise that Muma is now shooting up NFL draft boards.
Predictions and Insights for Wyoming vs. Fresno State
The college football season is kicking into high gear. The fans are being treated to some critical conference games like Wyoming vs. Fresno State.
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