Wednesday, December 21, 2016
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The Brigham Young Cougars take on the Wyoming Cowboys on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 in the Poinsettia Bowl. The opening line for this game has BYU as 7.5 point favorites. This season the Cougars are 9-3-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-9-0. The Cowboys have an over/under record of 9-4-0 and they are 8-5-0 against the spread.
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Taysom Hill finished with 101 yards through the air for Brigham Young in his last game. He completed 10 passes out of 21 attempts for a 48% completion percentage. The Cougars were led in rushing by Jamaal Williams, who finished with 131 yards on 18 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 7 yards per carry. Nick Kurtz was the team leader in receiving with a total of 50 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 13 yards per reception. As a team in that game Brigham Young got a total of 26 first downs. Of those first downs, 14 came on the ground while 5 came through the air. They ran 76 total plays for 355 yards for the game. The Cougars ran for 249 yards on 54 attempts.
Josh Allen finished with 248 yards passing for Wyoming in his last contest. He went 14 for 31, resulting in a 45% completion percentage. The Cowboys were led on the ground by Brian Hill, who finished with 93 yards on 16 carries. He ended the game with an average of 6 yards per rush. Tanner Gentry led the team in receiving with 81 yards and 3 catches. He finished the game with an average of 27 yards per reception. Wyoming had 13 first downs total. 3 came from running the ball and 10 came from a pass. They ran 62 total plays for 343 yards for the contest. The Cowboys ran for 95 yards on 31 carries as a team.
Brigham Young scores 30 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 63rd in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 19.8 passes on 33.1 attempts for a 59.7 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 206.4 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 91st in college football. The Cougars run for an average of 199.7 yards per game on 42.3 attempts for an average of 4.7 yards per carry. That ranks them 45th in the nation. They also run 75.4 plays per contest and average 5.4 yards per play for an average of 406.1 yards per game, ranking their offense 70th overall this season. The Cougars average 23.8 first downs per game which ranks them 26th in the country. They accumulate 59.9 penalty yards per game via 6.5 penalties, which ranks 32nd in the nation.
Brigham Young allows 255.9 passing yards per game, ranking 99th in D-1, and they allow 19.4 points per contest on defense, which ranks 15th. They give up 21.2 completions on 33 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 64.1. The Cougars allow 108.4 rushing yards per game on 32.1 carries for an average of 3.4 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 8th in the country. Brigham Young allows 364.3 total yards per game including 5.6 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 32nd in terms of yards per game. They force 2.4 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.3 penalties for 57.3 yards per game, ranking them 86th among D-1 teams.
Wyoming averages 37.1 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 24th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 14.8 passes per game on 26.5 attempts for a 55.8 percent completion percentage. They throw for 230 yards through the air per game, ranking them 63rd in Division 1. The Cowboys run for an average of 209.4 yards per game on 44.7 attempts for an average of 4.7 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 37th on the ground. They also run 71.2 plays per game and average 6.2 yards per play for a total of 439.4 yards per game, ranking them 47th in the country on offense. The Cowboys get an average of 22.2 first downs per game, which ranks 45th in the nation. They average 42.8 penalty yards per game via 4.5 penalties, ranking them 109th in college football.
Wyoming allows an average of 261.3 passing yards per game, which ranks 106th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 34.8 points per contest, which has them ranked 105th in the nation. They give up 17.9 completions on 31.5 attempts for a completion percentage of 57 per game. The Cowboys allow 202.7 rushing yards per contest on 38.6 carries for a 5.2 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 88th in the country. Wyoming allows 464 total yards per game for an average of 6.6 yards per play, which ranks 112th in D-1. They force 1.9 turnovers per contest and 6.1 penalties for 54.4 yards in each contest, ranking 76th in the nation.
Brigham Young Betting Trends
Brigham Young is 3-9-0 against the over/under this season
Brigham Young has an ATS record of 9-3-0 this season
Wyoming Betting Trends
Wyoming is 9-4-0 against the over/under this season
Wyoming has an ATS record of 8-5-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
12/04/16 QB Taysom Hill Elbow expected to miss Wednesday vs. Wyoming
11/02/16 DT Merrill Taliauli Knee out for season
11/01/16 DT Travis Tuiloma Knee out for season
10/08/16 PK Jake Oldroyd Back out indefinitely
10/05/16 OL Ului Lapuaho Undisclosed out indefinitely
11/29/16 LB D.J. May Pectoral out for season
11/22/16 NT Chase Appleby Knee out for season
10/26/16 OL Ryan Cummings Foot out indefinitely
10/18/16 DE Carl Granderson ACL out for season
09/09/16 DE Trevor Meader Knee out for season
09/01/16 LB Adam Pilapil Ankle out indefinitely
09/01/16 RB Kellen Overstreet Undisclosed out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Wyoming +7.5
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