Saturday, November 5, 2016
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The Brigham Young Cougars take on the Cincinnati Bearcats on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at Nippert Stadium. The opening line for this game has BYU as 10 point favorites. This season the Cougars are 6-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-6-0. The Bearcats have an over/under record of 2-6-0 and they are 2-6-0 against the spread.
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Taysom Hill finished with 187 yards through the air for BYU last week. He completed 21 passes out of 42 attempts for a 50% completion percentage. The Cougars were led in rushing by Squally Canada, who finished with 88 yards on 21 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Mitchell Juergens was the team leader in receiving with a total of 57 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 14 yards per reception. As a team in that game BYU got a total of 19 first downs. Of those first downs, 9 came on the ground while 9 came through the air. They ran 80 total plays for 322 yards for the game. The Cougars ran for 135 yards on 38 attempts.
Gunner Kiel finished with 119 yards passing for Cincinnati last week. He went 15 for 27, resulting in a 56% completion percentage. The Bearcats were led on the ground by Tion Green, who finished with 46 yards on 11 carries. He ended the game with an average of 4 yards per rush. Nate Cole led the team in receiving with 32 yards and 5 catches. He finished the game with an average of 6 yards per reception. Cincinnati had 10 first downs total. 2 came from running the ball and 8 came from a pass. They ran 49 total plays for 186 yards for the contest. The Bearcats ran for 67 yards on 22 carries as a team.
BYU scores 28 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 77th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 19.8 passes on 34.3 attempts for a 57.7 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 202 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 93rd in college football. The Cougars run for an average of 192.3 yards per game on 39.8 attempts for an average of 4.8 yards per carry. That ranks them 48th in the nation. They also run 74 plays per contest and average 5.3 yards per play for an average of 394.3 yards per game, ranking their offense 80th overall this season. The Cougars average 22.1 first downs per game which ranks them 51st in the country. They accumulate 61.8 penalty yards per game via 6.8 penalties, which ranks 39th in the nation.
BYU allows 292.1 passing yards per game, ranking 119th in D-1, and they allow 25.5 points per contest on defense, which ranks 49th. They give up 22.1 completions on 33.5 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 66. The Cougars allow 130.9 rushing yards per game on 36.8 carries for an average of 3.6 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 31st in the country. BYU allows 423 total yards per game including 6 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 81st in terms of yards per game. They force 2.6 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.1 penalties for 55 yards per game, ranking them 71st among D-1 teams.
Cincinnati averages 22.8 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 107th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 22.1 passes per game on 38.4 attempts for a 57.7 percent completion percentage. They throw for 263.5 yards through the air per game, ranking them 36th in Division 1. The Bearcats run for an average of 122.6 yards per game on 33.5 attempts for an average of 3.7 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 115th on the ground. They also run 71.9 plays per game and average 5.4 yards per play for a total of 386.1 yards per game, ranking them 85th in the country on offense. The Bearcats get an average of 20.4 first downs per game, which ranks 82nd in the nation. They average 49.3 penalty yards per game via 4.9 penalties, ranking them 86th in college football.
Cincinnati allows an average of 256.9 passing yards per game, which ranks 94th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 25.6 points per contest, which has them ranked 50th in the nation. They give up 20.1 completions on 33.9 attempts for a completion percentage of 59.4 per game. The Bearcats allow 179.4 rushing yards per contest on 44.3 carries for a 4.1 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 77th in the country. Cincinnati allows 436.3 total yards per game for an average of 5.6 yards per play, which ranks 92nd in D-1. They force 2.4 turnovers per contest and 5.4 penalties for 49 yards in each contest, ranking 38th in the nation.
BYU Betting Trends
BYU is 2-6-0 against the over/under this season
BYU has an ATS record of 6-2-0 this season
Cincinnati Betting Trends
Cincinnati is 2-6-0 against the over/under this season
Cincinnati has an ATS record of 2-6-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/30/16 RB Jamaal Williams Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Cincinnati U
10/30/16 DL Merrill Taliauli Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Cincinnati U
10/30/16 OL Thomas Shoaf Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Cincinnati U
10/30/16 DL Travis Tuiloma Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Cincinnati U
10/08/16 PK Jake Oldroyd Back out indefinitely
10/05/16 OL Ului Lapuaho Undisclosed out indefinitely
10/30/16 S Mike Tyson Ankle "?" Saturday vs. BYU
10/30/16 OG Ryan Leahy Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. BYU
10/04/16 PK Andrew Gantz Hip out for season
09/28/16 LB Bryce Jenkinson Knee out for season
08/09/16 WR Tshumbi Johnson Foot out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Cincinnati
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