App State heads to Wyoming for clash with Cowboys

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Appalachian State is hoping to close out its nonconference schedule with a win as they head to Wyoming for the Mountaineers’ third meeting with the Cowboys, who are looking to bounce back from a 31-10 loss at No. 3 Texas last week.

App followed a double-overtime loss at No. 17 UNC with a 43-28 home win over East Carolina last weekend, while Wyoming is hoping to stay perfect at home after season-opening wins over Texas Tech and Portland State.

The Game

Appalachian State at Wyoming
Laramie, Wyoming
Saturday, 7 p.m., CBS


App State: 2-1 (0-0 Sun Belt) 
Wyoming: 2-1 (0-0 Mountain West) 


The two teams have split their two previous meetings, with App State winning 31-13 in 2015

Players to Watch

App State running back Nate Noel: The junior from Miami is not only playing the best football of his collegiate career, but he is also currently leading the nation with 141 yards per game. Last week, Noel nearly hit the 200-yard mark as he overwhelmed East Carolina’s defense. App State will likely need another big night out of their bell cow back to keep up with the Cowboys on the scoreboard.

Wyoming wide receiver Wyatt Wieland: The Cowboys’ lead wideout has gotten better and more productive threw the first three games of the season. With the Mountaineers’ defense showing that it can be beat in the air, Wieland could become a big factor if the Cowboys can get into a rhythm at quarterback. Senior Andrew Peasley started the season leading the offense but was replaced by sophomore Evan Svoboda last week.

Odds Wyoming -3.0, over/under 42.5