BYU at Fresno State College Football Picks & Predictions 11/4/2017
Saturday, November 4, 2017
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Bulldog Stadium is the venue for the game between the BYU Cougars and the Fresno State Bulldogs on Saturday, November 4, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Fresno State as 10.5 point favorites. The Bulldogs are 6-1-1 against the spread and their over/under mark is 3-5-0. The Cougars are 1-8-0 ATS and their over/under record is 3-6-0.
Valuable BYU Cougars Betting Trends
The BYU Cougars are 3-6-0 against the over/under
The BYU Cougars are 1-8-0 against the spread
Important Fresno State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Fresno State Bulldogs are 3-5-0 against the over/under
The Fresno State Bulldogs are 6-1-1 against the spread
Key BYU Cougars Injuries
10/29/17 RB Kavika Fonua Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Fresno State
10/29/17 RB KJ Hall Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Fresno State
10/29/17 RB Trey Dye Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Fresno State
10/23/17 DB Troy Warner Foot is out indefinitely
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
08/26/17 DB Austin McChesney Knee out for season
08/25/17 LB Francis Bernard Redshirt out for season
Key Fresno State Bulldogs Injuries
09/14/17 DB Chris Coleman Foot out indefinitely
09/13/17 DB Kesomi Mafi Knee out for season
08/28/17 RB Dontel James Knee out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The BYU Cougars have run for 984 yards as a unit, which ranks 108th in the nation. They've run 253 times, averaging 3.9 yards per rush as a unit. The Cougars have been penalized on offense 42 times for 358 yards so far this year, which has them 98th in the country in penalties. They are 122nd in Division 1 in points scored with 138. They have run 537 plays this year for 2,717 yards, which ranks them 77th in the nation in total offense. The Cougars average 5.1 yards per play, which is 108th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 128 1st downs this season, ranking them 120th overall as an offensive unit. Tanner Mangum has completed 127 throws while attempting 224 passes for a completion percentage of 56.7%. He has passed for 1,377 yards this year. He averages 5.1 adjusted yards per throw and 6.1 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 112.1.
The Cougars rush defense has given up 398 attempts for 1,564 yards this season, putting them in 96th place in the country against the run. They have had 47 penalties for 427 yards on defense this year. That places them 64th in Division 1. BYU is 85th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 244. They have given up a total of 3,505 yards on D, which is 93rd in the nation. The Cougars are 47th in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Opponent offenses have completed 171 throws on 260 attempts against the BYU Cougars defense this season, ranking them 106th and 85th in the country. The BYU pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,941 yards in the air, which is 89th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The BYU Cougars have tried 13 field goals this year and made 9, which is 65th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 69%. BYU Cougars kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 15 for 15 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,949 yards on 46 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 56th in the NCAA in punting average. BYU is 58th in the country in punt returns with 13. They've totaled 21 punt return yards and average 1.6 yards per return, which is 128th in D-1. They have returned 26 kicks for 445 yards on special teams, which puts them 64th in kick return yardage. The Cougars average 17 yards per kick return and they are 112th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,182.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Bulldogs are 51st in Division 1 in points scored with 241. They have run 525 plays this season for 3,294 yards, which ranks them 59th in the nation in total offense. The Fresno State Bulldogs average 6.3 yards per play, which is 31st in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 152 1st downs this year, placing them 95th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Fresno State has run for 1,395 yards as a team, which ranks 55th in the country. They've run 286 times, averaging 4.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Bulldogs have been penalized on offense 40 times for 340 yards so far this season, which has them 104th in the nation in penalties. Marcus McMaryion has thrown for 1,294 yards this season. He has completed 99 passes on 154 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.3%. His quarterback rating this year is 148.6. He averages 8.4 yards per pass attempt and 9 adjusted yards per throw.
Fresno State is 21st in the nation in points allowed on defense with 149. They have surrendered a total of 2,471 yards on D, which is 19th in Division 1. The Bulldogs are ranked 18th in yards per play allowed with 4.8. Opposing offenses have completed 149 passes on 243 attempts against the Fresno State defense this season, placing them 69th and 52nd in the country. The Fresno State Bulldogs pass defense has also given up a total of 1,483 yards through the air, which is 26th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 269 attempts for 988 yards this year, putting them in 23rd place in D-1 against the run. The Bulldogs have committed 41 penalties for 329 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 25th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Fresno State is ranked 74th in the nation in punt returns with 11. They've accumulated 92 punt return yards and average 8.4 yards per return, which is 51st in college football. They have returned 25 kicks for 565 yards on special teams, ranking 31st in kick return yardage. The Fresno State Bulldogs average 23 yards per kick return and they are 53rd in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,951. The Bulldogs have attempted 17 field goals this season and made 14, which is 12th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 82%. Fresno State kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 27 for 28 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,392 yards on 35 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That places them 94th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Cougars/Bulldogs college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cougars +10.5
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