Brigham Young at Middle Tennessee Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 10/30/2014
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium in Murfreesboro
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The Brigham Young Cougars (4-4) will attempt to snap their four-game losing streak when they visit the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders (5-3) on Saturday afternoon. BYU beat Middle Tennessee State last year by the score of 37-10.
BYU gave up 41 first-half points to Boise State last Friday and ended up losing 55-30 on the road. They had just 63 rushing yards in that loss and their defense ended up giving up 637 yards.
The Cougars are scoring 32.4 points per game, but they are also giving up 29.8 points per game. Quarterback Taysom Hill has thrown for 975 yards with seven touchdowns and three interceptions, and he also has 460 rushing yards with eight more scores. Mitch Mathews is the team's best wide receiver by catching 47 passes for 511 yards and five touchdowns.
Two weeks ago, Middle Tennessee outscored 13-0 UAB in the fourth quarter and they came away with a 34-22 comeback win. They had 229 rushing yards in that win and they forced three UAB turnovers.
The Blue Raiders have been able to rush for 218.3 yards per game and they are scoring 36 points per game. Quarterback Austin Grammer has completed 67.4 percent of his passes this season for 1,893 yards, 11 touchdowns and five interceptions. Running back Reggie Whatley has rushed for 522 yards through eight games with four touchdowns.
Brigham Young Cougars Betting Trends
Brigham Young Cougars are 2-6-0 Against the Spread
Brigham Young Cougars are 6-2-0 against the Over/Under
Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders Betting Trends
Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders are 5-3-0 Against the Spread
Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders are 5-3-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
Brigham Young Cougars
10/26/14 RB Algernon Brown Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Middle Tenn St
10/26/14 OL Brayden Kearsley Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Middle Tenn St
10/26/14 WR Devon Blackmon Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Middle Tenn St
10/21/14 RB Adam Hine Ankle out indefinitely
10/13/14 DB Jordan Johnson Arm out for season
10/12/14 WR Nick Kurtz Foot out indefinitely
10/05/14 QB Taysom Hill Leg out for season
Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders
No injuries to report at this time
Guy's Pick: Take BYU
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