WYOMING AT SAN JOSE STATE
RECORDS: Wyoming 4-3, 2-1 Mountain West; San Jose State 3-3, 3-1
KICKOFF: 4 p.m., Spartan Stadium
TV: Root Sports (satellite only, DirecTV 683, DISH 414)
ONLINE: Video streaming at www.sjsuspartans.com/videos
RADIO: 1590-AM, 90.5-FM
SERIES HISTORY: Wyoming leads 6-1. SJSU's only win came in 1992 on a 60-yard game-winning field goal by Joe Nedney. Last meeting was 1997.
STORYLINEs: Both teams are at a point where their season could go either way. Bowl-eligibility is within striking distance, but a loss could make things tougher. Wyoming still has to play Fresno State, Boise State and Utah State, arguably the best teams in the conference. The Spartans still have Fresno State and San Diego State -- the two teams ahead of them in the West Division -- as well as a game at Nevada.
INJURY UPDATE: Wyoming -- DB Darrenn White (shoulder), CB Tyran Finley (leg) and OL Austin Traphagen (knee) are out. San Jose State -- WR Noel Grigsby (knee), RB Tyler Ervin (ankle), LB Vince Buhagiar (shoulder), LB Derek Muaava (knee), LB Ryan Goforth (shoulder), TE Andrew Vollert (shoulder), OL David Catalano (foot) and TE Max Miller (undisclosed) are out; WR Jabari Carr (shoulder) is probable; RB Thomas Tucker (concussion) is questionable.
MATCHUP TO WATCH: San Jose State's red zone offense against Wyoming's defense. Despite recent improvements in overall play, the Spartans struggle inside the 20. Their scoring rate of 72.2 percent is 11th in the conference and 110 nationally. But the four touchdowns in 18 trips is what's truly troubling. Their ability to score on big plays somewhat compensates for those issues, though. The Cowboys have, statistically, the best red zone defense in the conference. They've allowed scores on only 75 percent of the defensive possessions, but the 14 TDs in 24 tries is just middle of the pack.
STATS THAT MATTER: Wyoming leads the conference in passing defense, allowing 193.7 per game, but allows an average of 246.9 rushing yards. The Cowboys' total defense ranks sixth, just behind SJSU. ... The Spartans' seven interceptions have come in their three wins. ... SJSU converted 11 of 18 third-downs in its last game against Colorado State, the most conversions since 2001.
-- JIMMY DURKIN