In the fifth weekday bowl game of the season, there is a contest between two decent teams. These teams are the Central Michigan Chippewas and the Wyoming Cowboys. Both teams started the season with average expectations and both teams have reached exceed those expectations by qualifying for a bowl game. Both teams managed to win at least seven games and will look to add a bowl game victory to their season’s resume.
Central Michigan’s success is due to senior quarterback Shane Morris. This season, Morris threw for 26 touchdowns along with over 2,900 yards and 13 interceptions. Morris has also run for three touchdowns this season and can use his legs when necessary to pick up vital yardage. However, Morris’ job was made easier by running back Jonathan Ward. This season, Ward ran for 988 yards along with nine rushing touhdowns. Ward also averaged 5.9 yards per carry and will need to pick up a solid amount of yards on the earlier downs to set up huge openings in the passing game. If Ward performs up to par, Morris should have lots of open windows in the passing game to exploit.
Wyoming’s success is primarily due to quarterback Josh Allen. In only ten games this season, Allen threw for over 1,600 yards and had 13 passing touchdowns along with six interceptions. Entering the season, Allen was considered to be a top quarterback prospect in the upcoming NFL Draft. Although Allen is still projected to go in the first round, his season was rather disappointing and it might have cost him a lot of money in terms of rookie contract salaries. However, Allen still has a lot of talent and can easily carry his team to a victory when presented the opportunity.
As for my prediction, I have to side with Wyoming. Although Central Michigan has a more balanced offense, I think that Wyoming will be fired up to have its star quarterback back. I expect Allen to put on a show and to prove once again why he should be high on each NFL team’s radar. I will take Wyoming by a field goal.
Central Michigan vs. Wyoming: Game Time, TV Channel & Viewing Details
Event: Central Michigan vs. Wyoming
Date: Friday, December 22, 2017
Start Time: 4:00 P.M. EST
Location: Albertsons Stadium in Boise, ID
How to Watch Central Michigan vs. Wyoming On Your Tablet Or Mobile Device
You can live stream the game on the WatchESPN app.
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