BYU at Mississippi State College Football Picks & Predictions 10/14/2017
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field
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The BYU Cougars travel to Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field to take on the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Saturday, October 14, 2017. The opening line for this game has Mississippi State as 20.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 46.5. The Cougars have an ATS record of 0-6-0 while their over/under record is 2-4-0. The Bulldogs have an over/under record of 2-3-0 and they are 3-2-0 against the spread.
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Valuable BYU Cougars Betting Trends
The BYU Cougars are 2-4-0 against the over/under
The BYU Cougars are 0-6-0 against the spread
Important Mississippi State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 2-3-0 against the over/under
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are 3-2-0 against the spread
Key BYU Cougars Injuries
10/08/17 QB Beau Hoge Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Mississippi St
10/08/17 LB Butch Pau'u Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Mississippi St
10/08/17 DB Matt Hadley Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Mississippi St
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 Mississippi State Bulldogs Injuries
10/08/17 WR Gabe Myles Foot "?" Saturday vs. BYU
10/08/17 WR Malik Dear Knee "?" Saturday vs. BYU
09/18/17 DL Cory Thomas Foot out indefinitely
09/04/17 DL Chauncey Rivers Redshirt out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The BYU Cougars are 126th in Division 1 in points scored with 70. They have run 343 plays this season for 1,521 yards, which ranks them 105th in the nation in total offense. The Cougars average 4.4 yards per play, which is 126th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 75 1st downs this year, placing them 126th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground BYU has run for 586 yards as a team, which ranks 114th in the country. They've run 167 times, averaging 3.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Cougars have been penalized on offense 32 times for 267 yards so far this season, which has them 76th in the nation in penalties. Tanner Mangum has thrown for 630 yards this season. He has completed 67 passes on 123 attempts for a completion percentage of 54.5%. His quarterback rating this year is 93.1. He averages 5.1 yards per pass attempt and 3.3 adjusted yards per throw.
BYU is 80th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 156. They have surrendered a total of 2,212 yards on D, which is 76th in Division 1. The Cougars are ranked 46th in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Opposing offenses have completed 106 passes on 160 attempts against the BYU Cougars defense this season, placing them 76th and 44th in the country. The BYU pass defense has also given up a total of 1,205 yards through the air, which is 69th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 266 attempts for 1,007 yards this year, putting them in 90th place in D-1 against the run. The Cougars have committed 39 penalties for 352 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 86th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
BYU is ranked 57th in the nation in punt returns with 9. They've accumulated 12 punt return yards and average 1.3 yards per return, which is 124th in college football. They have returned 18 kicks for 305 yards on special teams, ranking 60th in kick return yardage. The Cougars average 17 yards per kick return and they are 124th in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,838. The BYU Cougars have attempted 7 field goals this season and made 5, which is 85th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 71%. BYU Cougars kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 7 for 7 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,310 yards on 31 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 54th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Bulldogs have run for 1,264 yards as a team, which ranks 25th in the nation. They've run 222 times, averaging 5.7 yards per rush as a unit. The Bulldogs have been penalized on offense 31 times for 222 yards so far this year, which has them 82nd in the country in penalties. They are 65th in Division 1 in points scored with 156. They have run 371 plays this year for 2,110 yards, which ranks them 115th in the nation in total offense. The Mississippi State Bulldogs average 5.7 yards per play, which is 68th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 108 1st downs this season, ranking them 77th overall as an offensive unit. Nick Fitzgerald has completed 70 throws while attempting 132 passes for a completion percentage of 53%. He has passed for 783 yards this year. He averages 5.4 adjusted yards per throw and 5.9 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 115.3.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs rush defense has given up 199 attempts for 750 yards this season, putting them in 49th place in the country against the run. They have had 21 penalties for 220 yards on defense this year. That places them 24th in Division 1. Mississippi State is 35th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 108. They have given up a total of 1,533 yards on D, which is 12th in the nation. The Bulldogs are 43rd in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Opponent offenses have completed 52 throws on 96 attempts against the Mississippi State defense this season, ranking them 5th and 4th in the country. The Mississippi State Bulldogs pass defense has also surrendered a total of 783 yards in the air, which is 7th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Mississippi State Bulldogs have tried 9 field goals this year and made 7, which is 53rd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 78%. Mississippi State kickers have made 90% of their extra points, going 17 for 19 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,024 yards on 23 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That ranks them 21st in the NCAA in punting average. Mississippi State is 48th in the country in punt returns with 9. They've totaled 96 punt return yards and average 10.7 yards per return, which is 34th in D-1. They have returned 7 kicks for 141 yards on special teams, which puts them 124th in kick return yardage. The Bulldogs average 20 yards per kick return and they are 92nd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,347.
Who will win tonight's Cougars/Bulldogs college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Bulldogs -20.5
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