2014 Record: 8-5
2015 Las Vegas Season Win Total: 8.5
2015 Season Win Total Prediction: 'Under'
I correctly predicted that BYU would stay 'under' their season win total last year, winning just eight games against an 8.5 total. They were impressively streaky last season, sandwiching a four-game losing streak between a pair of four-game winning streaks that included upset wins at Texas and Cal. The season ended with an OT bowl loss against upstart Memphis.
BYU lost considerable talent and experience, especially on defense, and this year's schedule could make matching last year's mark a tall task.
BYU's offense is hoping that quarterback Taysom Hill and running back Jamaal Williams can both fully recover from last year's season-ending leg injuries. Hill's recovery is reportedly going well, but reports on Williams are sketchy. BYU has a potentially exceptional line and plenty of receiving talent back from the No. 14 scoring offense in the country last year.
The defense is a mess. BYU has just two senior starters and only one guy with starting experience in the back eight of their 3-4 base. They were No. 112 against the pass last year and allowed an average of 27.5 points per game. They'll be hard-pressed to top either number.
Complicating things further is the fact that BYU's schedule is unrelenting. Their opening month features road trips to Nebraska, UCLA and Michigan, as well as a date with a Top 15 Boise State squad. A 0-4 start is not only possible but probable. They should rebound during a four-game homestand. But late-season trips to Missouri and Utah State are formidable.
2015 BYU Cougars Schedule
DATE OPPONENT TIME (ET) Location
Sat, Sep 5th, 2015 at Nebraska TBA Memorial Stadium
Sat, Sep 12th, 2015 Boise State TBA LaVell Edwards Stadium
Sat, Sep 19th, 2015 at UCLA TBA Rose Bowl
Sat, Sep 26th, 2015 at Michigan TBA Michigan Stadium
Fri, Oct 2nd, 2015 Connecticut 10:15 PM LaVell Edwards Stadium
Sat, Oct 10th, 2015 East Carolina TBA LaVell Edwards Stadium
Fri, Oct 16th, 2015 Cincinnati 08:00 PM LaVell Edwards Stadium
Sat, Oct 24th, 2015 Wagner 03:00 PM LaVell Edwards Stadium
Fri, Nov 6th, 2015 at San Jose St 11:30 PM Spartan Stadium
Sat, Nov 14th, 2015 at Missouri TBA Arrowhead Stadium - Kansas Cit
Sat, Nov 21st, 2015 Fresno State TBA LaVell Edwards Stadium
Sat, Nov 28th, 2015 at Utah State 03:30 PM Merlin Olsen Field at Romney S
All Times EST
*Season Win Total Odds from 5Dimes Sportsbook.
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