Saturday, December 19th, 2015
Las Vegas Bowl
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The Brigham Young Cougars take on the Utah Utes on Saturday, December 19th, 2015 in the Las Vegas Bowl. The opening line for this game has Utah as 3 point favorites and the over/under was set at 54.
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Tanner Mangum finished his last game with 284 yards through the air for Brigham Young. He completed 16 passes out of 30 attempts for a 53% completion percentage. The Cougars were led in rushing by Algernon Brown, who finished with 68 yards on 16 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Mitch Mathews led the team in receiving. He had a total of 158 yards on 6 receptions for an average of 26 yards per catch in the game. As a team in that game Brigham Young totaled 358 yards by way of 61 plays. They rushed the ball 31 times for a total of 74 yards on the game and the Cougars totaled 15 first downs by getting 4 rushing, 9 passing and 2 by penalty.
Travis Wilson finished his last game with 108 yards through the air for Utah. He completed 10 passes out of 26 attempts for a 38% completion percentage. The Utes were led in rushing by Joe Williams, who finished with 187 yards on 34 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Kenneth Scott led the team in receiving. He had a total of 31 yards on 3 receptions for an average of 10 yards per catch in the game. Utah totaled 324 yards by way of 76 plays. They rushed the ball 50 times for a total of 216 yards on the game and the Utes totaled 18 first downs by getting 9 rushing, 7 passing and 2 by penalty.
Brigham Young is scoring 34.2 points per game on offense this season. In the passing department, they are averaging 23.1 passes on 37.3 attempts for a 61.8 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 294.9 yards per game through the air as well. The Cougars are averaging 133.1 rushing yards per game on 32.3 attempts per contest for an average of 4.1 yards per carry. They run 69.7 plays per game and average 6.1 yards per play for an average of 428 total yards each outing. The Cougars get 21.1 first downs per game and they average 58 penalty yards via 6.6 penalties each contest.
Brigham Young allows 213.3 passing yards per game and 21.8 points per contest on defense. They give up 18.1 completions on 32.6 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 55.5. The Cougars allow an average of 144.8 rushing yards per game on 38.7 carries for a 3.7 average. Brigham Young gives up 358.1 total yards per game including 5 yards per play. They force 1.8 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.6 penalties per game that total 57.3 yards as a unit.
Utah averages 30.3 points per game this season on offense. In the passing department, they complete 17.9 passes per game on 28 attempts for a 64 percent completion percentage. They are throwing for 188.9 yards through the air per game thus far. The Utes rush for an average of 187.9 yards per contest on 43.7 attempts for an average of 4.3 yards per carry for the season. They run 71.7 plays per game and average 5.3 yards per play for an average of 376.8 total yards per game. The Utes are averaging 20.8 first downs per outing and accumulate 51.4 penalty yards via 5.4 penalties each game.
Utah allows an average of 253.4 passing yards and 21.8 points per contest. They give up 20 completions on 36.3 attempts for a completion percentage of 55.2 per game. The Utes allow an average of 111.8 rushing yards per game on 33.8 carries for an average of 3.3 yards per carry. Utah gives up 365.2 total yards per game including an average of 5.2 per play. They create an average of 2.4 turnovers per game and 5.5 penalties for 52.1 yards each game.
Brigham Young Betting Trends
Brigham Young is 6-6-0 against the over/under so far this season
Brigham Young has an ATS record of 8-4-0 this season
Utah Betting Trends
Utah is 6-6-0 against the over/under so far this season
Utah has an ATS record of 5-7-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/06/15 TE Bryan Sampson Ankle out for season
11/06/15 LB Rhett Sandlin Neck out for season
10/01/15 LB Phillip Amone ACL out for season
09/17/15 DB Garrett Juergens Collarbone out indefinitely
09/06/15 QB Taysom Hill Foot out for season
09/05/15 TE Colby Jorgensen Neck out for season
08/20/15 TE Steven Richards Knee out for season
08/15/15 LB Sione Takitaki Suspension out for season
08/06/15 RB Jamaal Williams Personal out for season
12/07/15 WR Britain Covey Undisclosed doubtful Saturday vs. BYU
12/07/15 RB Devontae Booker Knee is downgraded to expected to miss Saturday vs. BYU
12/06/15 WR Kenneth Scott Leg injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. BYU
11/14/15 WR Tim Patrick Undisclosed out indefinitely
11/09/15 DB Chase Hansen Leg out for season
10/20/15 TE Siale Fakailoatonga Knee out for season
10/19/15 TE Evan Moeai Leg out for season
10/19/15 DB Jordan Fogal Knee out for season
09/26/15 DB Ahmad Christian Achilles out indefinitely
09/26/15 RB Troy McCormick Knee out for season
09/14/15 OL Lo Falemaka Chest out indefinitely
09/14/15 RB Marcel Brooks-Brown Chest out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Brigham Young
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