Midway through the 2015-16 NCAA Football Bowl Game Season we come to the Tuesday the 29th of December with several Bowl Games, one of which is the 2015 Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl with the 6-6 Nevada Wolf Pack (Mountain West) playing the arch rival 7-5 Colorado State Rams (Mountain West) with the Bowl game being played at the Arizona Stadium in Tucson, Arizona with the kick-off scheduled for 7:35 PM ET and seen on CBSC TV.
If you Bet on College football the early odds for this Bowl Game have the Colorado State Rams favored at -3 -115 with the Over/under at 55 ½ and -160 on the Money Line, while the Nevada Wolf Pack are listed as the underdogs at +3 -105 and +140 on the ML.
This is the first time for the world of College football to have the Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl and the game brings together two Mountain West Conference teams with Nevada and Colorado. The Nevada Wolf Pack has lost 2 games recently, but still is a strong opponent for the red hot Colorado State Rams.
Fans of the 6-6 Nevada Wolf Pack, the team that with its record and losses to UNLV and Wyoming are still in a Bowl Game as a result of their OT win over San Jose State on the 14th of November37-34 and gave them eligibility for this Bowl.
No, they did not have an impressive season; however they now have a chance to redeem their loss last season in the New Orleans Bowl in their loss 16-3 to Louisiana Lafayette. To win this game they need early to establish their offensive rushing game, because this season when then rush for at minimum of 225 yards they are 6-0, and went they could not accomplish that they were 0 and 6.
Since the Colorado State Rams in their ultimate 5 games of 9 have allowed their opponents some 230 yards rushing, and therefore the Wolf Pack RB's J. Butler and D. Jackson are hot to take the ball and run against the Rams. RB Butler has 8 touchdowns and 1,158 yards rushing, and RB Jackson also has 8 touchdowns on 1,027 yards rushing.
If you're a fan of the 7-5 Colorado State Rams, your new Coach M. Bobo has keep the team in the Bowl parade, and he is the 1st Rams coach to have 7 wins in his 1st season at the helm. Yes, they had a slow start in the first 6 games with 2 wins and 4 losses, but then came back and won 5 of their last 6 games, and 4 consecutive wins to end their season. Their success came primarily on offense and they ranked 4th in their conference as the averaged some 30.2 points in each game in 2015.
Their team and its offense will be challenged by the defensive unit that stops the opponents, but they should be able to move forward as a result of their diversified offensive weapons. WR R. Higgins ranks 2nd in the MWC with 8 touchdowns and 935 yards on receptions. Leading the team is QB N. Stevens who this season has passed for some 21 touchdowns with 12 intercepts and with a completion percentage of 62%.
Yes the Rams have struggled on defense, and could be easy yardage for the Wolf Pack, but they have little worry with the Nevada passing game that has averaged only a mere 171 yards each game and that ranks in a low 9th in MWC.
The online betting prediction for this Arizona Bowl game with the 2 MWC rivals is that the Colorado State Rams prove to be too much for the Nevada Wolf Pack and win the game covering the spread 35-17.