Thursday, October 20, 2016
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The Brigham Young Cougars take on the Boise State Broncos on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at Albertsons Stadium. The opening line for this game has Boise State as 9.5 point favorites. This season the Cougars are 5-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-5-0. The Broncos have an over/under record of 2-4-0 and they are 2-4-0 against the spread.
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Taysom Hill finished with 165 yards through the air for BYU last week. He completed 16 passes out of 28 attempts for a 57% completion percentage. The Cougars were led in rushing by Jamaal Williams, who finished with 76 yards on 26 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Nick Kurtz was the team leader in receiving with a total of 62 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 9 yards per reception. As a team in that game BYU got a total of 20 first downs. Of those first downs, 8 came on the ground while 8 came through the air. They ran 75 total plays for 311 yards for the game. The Cougars ran for 146 yards on 47 attempts.
Brett Rypien finished with 207 yards passing for Boise State last week. He went 16 for 24, resulting in a 67% completion percentage. The Broncos were led on the ground by Jeremy McNichols, who finished with 217 yards on 40 carries. He ended the game with an average of 5 yards per rush. Thomas Sperbeck led the team in receiving with 72 yards and 5 catches. He finished the game with an average of 14 yards per reception. Boise State had 21 first downs total. 11 came from running the ball and 10 came from a pass. They ran 73 total plays for 444 yards for the contest. The Broncos ran for 226 yards on 48 carries as a team.
BYU scores 28.1 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 73rd in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 19.6 passes on 33.1 attempts for a 59.1 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 204.1 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 93rd in college football. The Cougars run for an average of 200.4 yards per game on 40 attempts for an average of 5 yards per carry. That ranks them 41st in the nation. They also run 73.1 plays per contest and average 5.5 yards per play for an average of 404.6 yards per game, ranking their offense 69th overall this season. The Cougars average 22.6 first downs per game which ranks them 43rd in the country. They accumulate 61.9 penalty yards per game via 6.7 penalties, which ranks 40th in the nation.
BYU allows 270.7 passing yards per game, ranking 100th in D-1, and they allow 25.1 points per contest on defense, which ranks 52nd. They give up 21.7 completions on 32.7 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 66.4. The Cougars allow 131.1 rushing yards per game on 37 carries for an average of 3.5 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 29th in the country. BYU allows 401.9 total yards per game including 5.8 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 67th in terms of yards per game. They force 2.3 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.9 penalties for 53.6 yards per game, ranking them 63rd among D-1 teams.
Boise State averages 35.3 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 36th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 19.7 passes per game on 31.3 attempts for a 62.8 percent completion percentage. They throw for 300.3 yards through the air per game, ranking them 23rd in Division 1. The Broncos run for an average of 166.3 yards per game on 37.2 attempts for an average of 4.5 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 76th on the ground. They also run 68.5 plays per game and average 6.8 yards per play for a total of 466.7 yards per game, ranking them 34th in the country on offense. The Broncos get an average of 23 first downs per game, which ranks 39th in the nation. They average 47.5 penalty yards per game via 4.8 penalties, ranking them 99th in college football.
Boise State allows an average of 228.7 passing yards per game, which ranks 68th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 19.3 points per contest, which has them ranked 23rd in the nation. They give up 24.7 completions on 39.2 attempts for a completion percentage of 63 per game. The Broncos allow 142.3 rushing yards per contest on 36.2 carries for a 3.9 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 47th in the country. Boise State allows 371 total yards per game for an average of 4.9 yards per play, which ranks 48th in D-1. They force 0.5 turnovers per contest and 9.5 penalties for 68 yards in each contest, ranking 115th in the nation.
BYU Betting Trends
BYU is 2-5-0 against the over/under this season
BYU has an ATS record of 5-2-0 this season
Boise State Betting Trends
Boise State is 2-4-0 against the over/under this season
Boise State has an ATS record of 2-4-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/08/16 PK Jake Oldroyd Back out indefinitely
10/05/16 OL Ului Lapuaho Undisclosed out indefinitely
10/16/16 OL Mason Hampton Undisclosed "?" Thursday vs. BYU
09/27/16 S Evan Tyler Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take BYU
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