Saturday, November 28, 2015
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The Brigham Young Cougars face the Utah State Aggies on Saturday at Romney Stadium. The opening line for this game has BYU as 2 point favorites and the over/under was set at 55.5.
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Brigham Young was led in passing last game by Tanner Mangum, who finished with 336 yards through the air. He went 24 for 37 on the game, good for a 65% completion percentage. Algernon Brown was the rushing leader for the Cougars last game. He carried the ball 11 times for an average of 9 yards per carry and ended with 97 yards. Moroni Laulu-Pututau led the team in receiving with 3 receptions for 95 yards. He had an average of 32 yards per reception in the contest. As a team in that game Brigham Young got a total of 22 first downs by way of 4 rushing, 18 passing, and 0 by penalty. They ran 73 total plays for 520 yards for the game. The Cougars ran for 158 yards on 34 attempts.
Utah State was led in passing last game by Chuckie Keeton, who finished with 109 yards through the air. He went 14 for 27 on the game, good for a 52% completion percentage. Devante Mays was the rushing leader for the Aggies last game. He carried the ball 22 times for an average of 6 yards per carry and ended with 133 yards. Hunter Sharp led the team in receiving with 7 receptions for 51 yards. He had an average of 7 yards per reception in the contest. Utah State got a total of 19 first downs by way of 12 rushing, 5 passing, and 2 by penalty. They ran 71 total plays for 313 yards for the game. The Aggies ran for 204 yards on 42 attempts.
Brigham Young is scoring 32.6 points per game on offense this season. In the passing department, they are averaging 23.7 passes on 38 attempts for a 62.4 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 295.9 yards per game through the air as well. The Cougars are averaging 138.5 rushing yards per game on 32.5 attempts per contest for an average of 4.3 yards per carry. They are also running 70.5 plays per game and average 6.2 yards per play for an average of 434.4 yards per contest. The Cougars manage 21.6 first downs per contest and they average a total of 56.4 penalty yards on 6.4 penalties.
Brigham Young allows 210.5 passing yards per game and 21.3 points per contest on defense. They give up 17.9 completions on 31.5 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 56.9. The Cougars allow an average of 139.6 rushing yards per game on 38.3 carries for a 3.6 average. Brigham Young allows 350.2 total yards per game including 5 yards per play. They force 1.8 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.5 penalties for 56.1 yards per game.
Utah State averages 29.8 points per game this season on offense. In the passing department, they complete 16.5 passes per game on 28.5 attempts for a 57.8 percent completion percentage. They are throwing for 199.3 yards through the air per game thus far. The Aggies rush for an average of 164.8 yards per contest on 37.2 attempts for an average of 4.4 yards per carry for the season. They also run 65.6 plays per game and average 5.5 yards per play for an average of 364.1 yards in each contest. The Aggies are gaining 18.8 first downs per contest and they average 57.8 penalty yards on 6.1 penalties per game.
Utah State allows an average of 170.9 passing yards and 24.8 points per contest. They give up 13.7 completions on 25.3 attempts for a completion percentage of 54.3 per game. The Aggies allow an average of 163.8 rushing yards per game on 43.6 carries for an average of 3.8 yards per carry. Utah State allows 334.7 total yards per game for an average of 4.9 yards per play. They force 1.8 turnovers per contest and 5.8 penalties for 49.8 yards in each contest.
Brigham Young Betting Trends
Brigham Young is 5-6-0 against the over/under so far this season
Brigham Young has an ATS record of 7-4-0 this season
Utah State Betting Trends
Utah State is 8-2-0 against the over/under so far this season
Utah State has an ATS record of 5-6-0 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
09/14/15 WR Brandon Swindall Undisclosed out for season
09/11/15 NG Travis Seefeldt Undisclosed out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Utah State
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