Saturday, September 17, 2016
LaVell Edwards Stadium
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The UCLA Bruins take on the Brigham Young Cougars on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at LaVell Edwards Stadium. The opening line for this game has UCLA as 3.5 point favorites. This season the Bruins are 0-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-0-1. The Cougars have an over/under record of 0-2-0 and they are 2-0-0 against the spread.
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Josh Rosen finished with 267 yards through the air for UCLA last week. He completed 23 passes out of 38 attempts for a 61% completion percentage. The Bruins were led in rushing by Soso Jamabo, who finished with 90 yards on 11 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 8 yards per carry. Jordan Lasley was the team leader in receiving with a total of 61 yards and 3 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 20 yards per reception. As a team in that game UCLA got a total of 30 first downs. Of those first downs, 13 came on the ground while 15 came through the air. They ran 79 total plays for 499 yards for the game. The Bruins ran for 219 yards on 40 attempts.
Taysom Hill finished with 176 yards through the air for BYU last week. He completed 21 passes out of 39 attempts for a 54% completion percentage. The Cougars were led in rushing by Taysom Hill, who finished with 87 yards on 13 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 7 yards per carry. Mitchell Juergens was the team leader in receiving with a total of 52 yards and 8 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 7 yards per reception. BYU got a total of 18 first downs in that game. 6 came from running the ball and 11 came from a pass. They ran 68 total plays for 328 yards for the game. The Cougars ran for 143 yards on 27 attempts.
UCLA scores 33 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 60th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 25 passes on 43 attempts for a 58.1 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 311.5 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 23rd in college football. The Bruins run for an average of 172 yards per game on 40 attempts for an average of 4.3 yards per carry. That ranks them 73rd in the nation. They also run 83 plays per contest and average 5.8 yards per play for an average of 483.5 yards per game, ranking their offense 37th overall this season. The Bruins average 29 first downs per game which ranks them 16th in the country. They accumulate 45.5 penalty yards per game via 6.5 penalties, which ranks 89th in the nation.
UCLA allows 196 passing yards per game, ranking 54th in D-1, and they allow 26 points per contest on defense, which ranks 77th. They give up 16.5 completions on 35 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 47.1. The Bruins allow 189 rushing yards per game on 38 carries for an average of 5 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 99th in the country. UCLA allows 385 total yards per game including 5.3 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 79th in terms of yards per game. They force 2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.5 penalties for 68.5 yards per game, ranking them 96th among D-1 teams.
BYU averages 18.5 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 114th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 21.5 passes per game on 35 attempts for a 61.4 percent completion percentage. They throw for 193.5 yards through the air per game, ranking them 89th in Division 1. The Cougars run for an average of 178 yards per game on 37 attempts for an average of 4.8 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 69th on the ground. They also run 72 plays per game and average 5.2 yards per play for a total of 371.5 yards per game, ranking them 86th in the country on offense. The Cougars get an average of 21 first downs per game, which ranks 71st in the nation. They average 88.5 penalty yards per game via 9 penalties, ranking them 13th in college football.
BYU allows an average of 203.5 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 60th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 18 points per contest, which has them ranked 40th in the nation. They give up 17 completions on 26.5 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.2 per game. The Cougars allow 142 rushing yards per contest on 34 carries for a 4.2 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 71st in the country. BYU allows 345.5 total yards per game for an average of 5.7 yards per play, which ranks 59th in D-1. They force 4 turnovers per contest and 6.5 penalties for 52.5 yards in each contest, ranking 56th in the nation.
UCLA Betting Trends
UCLA is 1-0-1 against the over/under this season
UCLA has an ATS record of 0-2-0 this season
BYU Betting Trends
BYU is 0-2-0 against the over/under this season
BYU has an ATS record of 2-0-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/11/16 DL Eddie Vanderdoes Knee injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. BYU
09/11/16 DB Jaleel Wadood Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. BYU
09/11/16 RB Nate Starks Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. BYU
09/11/16 DL Takkarist McKinley Groin "?" Saturday vs. BYU
09/12/16 DB Austin McChesney Suspension expected to miss 1st Half Saturday vs. UCLA
09/12/16 DB Kai Nacua Suspension expected to miss 1st Half Saturday vs. UCLA
09/11/16 OL Brad Wilcox Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. UCLA
09/11/16 OL Kyle Johnson Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. UCLA
09/11/16 LB Sione Takitaki Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. UCLA
09/01/16 DL Travis Tuiloma Foot out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take UCLA
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