Saturday, November 26, 2016
LaVell Edwards Stadium
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The Utah State Aggies take on the Brigham Young Cougars on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at LaVell Edwards Stadium. The opening line for this game has BYU as 17 point favorites. This season the Aggies are 3-8-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-5-0. The Cougars have an over/under record of 3-8-0 and they are 8-3-0 against the spread.
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Kent Myers finished with 127 yards through the air for Utah State last week. He completed 10 passes out of 18 attempts for a 56% completion percentage. The Aggies were led in rushing by Tonny Lindsey, who finished with 168 yards on 21 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 8 yards per carry. Ron'Quavion Tarver was the team leader in receiving with a total of 51 yards and 3 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 17 yards per reception. As a team in that game Utah State got a total of 21 first downs. Of those first downs, 15 came on the ground while 6 came through the air. They ran 68 total plays for 523 yards for the game. The Aggies ran for 396 yards on 50 attempts.
Taysom Hill finished with 130 yards passing for BYU last week. He went 15 for 25, resulting in a 60% completion percentage. The Cougars were led on the ground by Jamaal Williams, who finished with 92 yards on 25 carries. He ended the game with an average of 4 yards per rush. Jonah Trinnaman led the team in receiving with 47 yards and 2 catches. He finished the game with an average of 24 yards per reception. BYU had 23 first downs total. 12 came from running the ball and 9 came from a pass. They ran 72 total plays for 337 yards for the contest. The Cougars ran for 207 yards on 47 carries as a team.
Utah State scores 25.2 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 93rd in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 19 passes on 32.7 attempts for a 58.1 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 215.5 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 84th in college football. The Aggies run for an average of 177.5 yards per game on 34.6 attempts for an average of 5.1 yards per carry. That ranks them 66th in the nation. They also run 67.4 plays per contest and average 5.8 yards per play for an average of 393.1 yards per game, ranking their offense 81st overall this season. The Aggies average 19.6 first downs per game which ranks them 95th in the country. They accumulate 55.9 penalty yards per game via 6.8 penalties, which ranks 62nd in the nation.
Utah State allows 182.9 passing yards per game, ranking 12th in D-1, and they allow 29.5 points per contest on defense, which ranks 72nd. They give up 15.5 completions on 26.5 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 58.4. The Aggies allow 199.2 rushing yards per game on 45.8 carries for an average of 4.3 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 87th in the country. Utah State allows 382.1 total yards per game including 5.3 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 47th in terms of yards per game. They force 0.7 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7 penalties for 64.1 yards per game, ranking them 107th among D-1 teams.
BYU averages 30.2 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 59th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 20.6 passes per game on 34.2 attempts for a 60.4 percent completion percentage. They throw for 216.1 yards through the air per game, ranking them 82nd in Division 1. The Cougars run for an average of 195.3 yards per game on 41.2 attempts for an average of 4.7 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 45th on the ground. They also run 75.4 plays per game and average 5.5 yards per play for a total of 411.4 yards per game, ranking them 67th in the country on offense. The Cougars get an average of 23.7 first downs per game, which ranks 28th in the nation. They average 59.7 penalty yards per game via 6.5 penalties, ranking them 39th in college football.
BYU allows an average of 269.8 passing yards per game, which ranks 112th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 20.3 points per contest, which has them ranked 18th in the nation. They give up 22 completions on 33.9 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.9 per game. The Cougars allow 109.5 rushing yards per contest on 32.4 carries for a 3.4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 12th in the country. BYU allows 379.4 total yards per game for an average of 5.7 yards per play, which ranks 45th in D-1. They force 2.3 turnovers per contest and 5.9 penalties for 54 yards in each contest, ranking 69th in the nation.
Utah State Betting Trends
Utah State is 6-5-0 against the over/under this season
Utah State has an ATS record of 3-8-0 this season
BYU Betting Trends
BYU is 3-8-0 against the over/under this season
BYU has an ATS record of 8-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/20/16 RB Devante Mays Leg "?" Saturday vs. BYU
10/04/16 TE Dax Raymond Back out for season
10/04/16 S Zach Swenson Leg out for season
10/01/16 S Dallin Leavitt Ankle out indefinitely
11/20/16 RB Algernon Brown Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Utah State
11/20/16 RB Jamaal Williams Foot "?" Saturday vs. Utah State
11/20/16 RB Squally Canada Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Utah State
11/02/16 DT Merrill Taliauli Knee out for season
11/01/16 DT Travis Tuiloma Knee out for season
10/08/16 PK Jake Oldroyd Back out indefinitely
10/05/16 OL Ului Lapuaho Undisclosed out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take BYU -17
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