Saturday, September 10, 2016
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The Brigham Young Cougars take on the Utah Utes on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Rice-Eccles Stadium. The opening line for this game has Utah as 3.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 46. This season the Cougars are 1-0-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 0-1-0. The Utes have an over/under record of 0-1-0 and they are 0-1-0 against the spread.
Taysom Hill finished with 202 yards through the air for BYU last week. He completed 21 passes out of 29 attempts for a 72% completion percentage. The Cougars were led in rushing by Jamaal Williams, who finished with 162 yards on 29 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Jonah Trinnaman was the team leader in receiving with a total of 49 yards and 6 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 8 yards per reception. As a team in that game BYU got a total of 24 first downs by way of 14 rushing, 10 passing, and 0 by penalty. They ran 76 total plays for 415 yards for the game. The Cougars ran for 213 yards on 47 attempts.
Troy Williams finished with 272 yards through the air for Utah last week. He completed 20 passes out of 35 attempts for a 57% completion percentage. The Utes were led in rushing by Troy McCormick, who finished with 55 yards on 12 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Tim Patrick was the team leader in receiving with a total of 105 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 21 yards per reception. Utah got a total of 19 first downs by way of 8 rushing, 11 passing, and 0 by penalty. They ran 76 total plays for 436 yards for the game. The Utes ran for 138 yards on 37 attempts.
BYU scores 18 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 98th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 21 passes on 29 attempts for a 72.4 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 202 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 79th in college football. The Cougars run for an average of 213 yards per game on 47 attempts for an average of 4.5 yards per carry. That ranks them 45th in the nation. They also run 76 plays per contest and average 5.5 yards per play for an average of 415 yards per game, ranking their offense 66th overall this season. The Cougars average 24 first downs per game which ranks them 48th in the country. They accumulate 65 penalty yards per game via 8 penalties, which ranks 41st in the nation.
BYU allows 213 passing yards per game, ranking 74th in D-1, and they allow 16 points per contest on defense, which ranks 51st. They give up 20 completions on 30 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 66.7. The Cougars allow 115 rushing yards per game on 26 carries for an average of 4.4 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 59th in the country. BYU allows 328 total yards per game including 5.9 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 65th in terms of yards per game. They force 2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 4 penalties for 20 yards per game, ranking them 7th among D-1 teams.
Utah averages 24 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 80th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 23 passes per game on 39 attempts for a 59 percent completion percentage. They throw for 298 yards through the air per game, ranking them 28th in Division 1. The Utes run for an average of 138 yards per game on 37 attempts for an average of 3.7 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 82nd on the ground. They also run 76 plays per game and average 5.7 yards per play for a total of 436 yards per game, ranking them 63rd in the country on offense. The Utes get an average of 19 first downs per game, which ranks 83rd in the nation. They average 40 penalty yards per game via 6 penalties, ranking them 88th in college football.
Utah allows an average of 42 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 3rd in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 0 points per contest, which has them ranked 5th in the nation. They give up 6 completions on 18 attempts for a completion percentage of 33.3 per game. The Utes allow 116 rushing yards per contest on 32 carries for a 3.6 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 60th in the country. Utah allows 158 total yards per game for an average of 3.2 yards per play, which ranks 8th in D-1. They force 2 turnovers per contest and 3 penalties for 20 yards in each contest, ranking 6th in the nation.
BYU Betting Trends
BYU is 0-1-0 against the over/under this season
BYU has an ATS record of 1-0-0 this season
Utah Betting Trends
Utah is 0-1-0 against the over/under this season
Utah has an ATS record of 0-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/04/16 OL Brad Wilcox Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Utah
09/04/16 OL Kyle Johnson Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Utah
09/04/16 LB Sione Takitaki Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Utah
09/01/16 DL Travis Tuiloma Foot out indefinitely
09/05/16 K Andy Phillips Undisclosed probable Saturday vs. BYU
09/05/16 DB Dominique Hatfield Leg out indefinitely
08/28/16 DB Cory Butler-Byrd Suspension out indefinitely
08/15/16 TE Siale Fakailoatonga ACL out for season
Josh's Pick: Take BYU
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