BYU at East Carolina College Football Picks & Predictions 10/21/2017
Saturday, October 21, 2017
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Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium is the venue for the game between the BYU Cougars and the East Carolina Pirates on Saturday, October 21, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has BYU as 7.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 55. The Pirates are 1-6-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 5-2-0. The Cougars are 0-7-0 ATS and their over/under record is 2-5-0.
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Valuable BYU Cougars Betting Trends
The BYU Cougars are 2-5-0 against the over/under
The BYU Cougars are 0-7-0 against the spread
Important East Carolina Pirates Betting Trends
The East Carolina Pirates are 5-2-0 against the over/under
The East Carolina Pirates are 1-6-0 against the spread
Key BYU Cougars Injuries
10/15/17 QB Beau Hoge Concussion "?" Saturday vs. East Carolina
10/15/17 LB Johnny Tapusoa Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. East Carolina
10/15/17 OL Kieffer Longson Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. East Carolina
10/15/17 DB Matt Hadley Leg out for season
10/09/17 TE Moroni Laulu-Pututau Foot out indefinitely
10/03/17 DL Tevita Mo'Unga Undisclosed out for season
09/26/17 RB KJ Hall Shoulder out indefinitely
08/26/17 DB Austin McChesney Knee out for season
08/25/17 LB Francis Bernard Redshirt out for season
Key East Carolina Pirates Injuries
10/15/17 OL Branden Pena Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. BYU
10/15/17 DE Chance Purvis Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. BYU
10/15/17 OL D'Ante Smith Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. BYU
10/15/17 OL John Spellacy Knee "?" Saturday vs. BYU
10/15/17 DE Randall Anderson Leg "?" Saturday vs. BYU
10/15/17 LB Ray Tillman Wrist "?" Saturday vs. BYU
Useful Offensive Statistics
The BYU Cougars have run for 615 yards as a unit, which ranks 124th in the nation. They've run 184 times, averaging 3.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Cougars have been penalized on offense 34 times for 289 yards so far this year, which has them 88th in the country in penalties. They are 127th in Division 1 in points scored with 80. They have run 389 plays this year for 1,697 yards, which ranks them 108th in the nation in total offense. The Cougars average 4.4 yards per play, which is 127th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 84 1st downs this season, ranking them 128th overall as an offensive unit. Tanner Mangum has completed 83 throws while attempting 149 passes for a completion percentage of 55.7%. He has passed for 775 yards this year. He averages 3.5 adjusted yards per throw and 5.2 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 96.6.
The Cougars rush defense has given up 322 attempts for 1,309 yards this season, putting them in 102nd place in the country against the run. They have had 45 penalties for 412 yards on defense this year. That places them 91st in Division 1. BYU is 89th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 191. They have given up a total of 2,754 yards on D, which is 95th in the nation. The Cougars are 58th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Opponent offenses have completed 126 throws on 191 attempts against the BYU Cougars defense this season, ranking them 88th and 53rd in the country. The BYU pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,445 yards in the air, which is 78th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The BYU Cougars have tried 8 field goals this year and made 6, which is 72nd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. BYU Cougars kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 8 for 8 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,589 yards on 38 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 72nd in the NCAA in punting average. BYU is 46th in the country in punt returns with 11. They've totaled 10 punt return yards and average 0.9 yards per return, which is 127th in D-1. They have returned 21 kicks for 346 yards on special teams, which puts them 63rd in kick return yardage. The Cougars average 17 yards per kick return and they are 128th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,052.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Pirates are 92nd in Division 1 in points scored with 154. They have run 519 plays this season for 2,762 yards, which ranks them 15th in the nation in total offense. The East Carolina Pirates average 5.3 yards per play, which is 93rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 147 1st downs this year, placing them 33rd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground East Carolina has run for 756 yards as a team, which ranks 110th in the country. They've run 233 times, averaging 3.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Pirates have been penalized on offense 54 times for 486 yards so far this season, which has them 12th in the nation in penalties. Thomas Sirk has thrown for 1,473 yards this season. He has completed 116 passes on 210 attempts for a completion percentage of 55.2%. His quarterback rating this year is 120.7. He averages 7 yards per pass attempt and 6.2 adjusted yards per throw.
East Carolina is 129th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 350. They have surrendered a total of 4,202 yards on D, which is 129th in Division 1. The Pirates are ranked 129th in yards per play allowed with 7.8. Opposing offenses have completed 147 passes on 213 attempts against the East Carolina defense this season, placing them 118th and 84th in the country. The East Carolina Pirates pass defense has also given up a total of 2,283 yards through the air, which is 127th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 328 attempts for 1,919 yards this year, putting them in 127th place in D-1 against the run. The Pirates have committed 54 penalties for 572 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 128th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
East Carolina is ranked 120th in the nation in punt returns with 4. They have returned 27 kicks for 526 yards on special teams, ranking 16th in kick return yardage. The East Carolina Pirates average 20 yards per kick return and they are 37th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,287. The Pirates have attempted 12 field goals this season and made 7, which is 62nd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 58%. East Carolina kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 19 for 19 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,650 yards on 38 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That places them 35th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Cougars/Pirates college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cougars -7.5
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