BYU at Utah State College Football Picks & Predictions 9/29/2017
Friday, September 29, 2017
Merlin Olsen Field at Maverik Stadium
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The BYU Cougars head to Merlin Olsen Field at Maverik Stadium to play the Utah State Aggies on Friday, September 29, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has BYU as 3 point favorites. The total has been set at 48.5. The Cougars are 0-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-3-0. The Aggies are 2-2-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 4-0-0.
Valuable BYU Cougars Betting Trends
The BYU Cougars are 1-3-0 against the over/under
The BYU Cougars are 0-4-0 against the spread
Important Utah State Aggies Betting Trends
The Utah State Aggies are 4-0-0 against the over/under
The Utah State Aggies are 2-2-0 against the spread
Key BYU Cougars Injuries
09/24/17 RB KJ Hall Shoulder "?" Friday vs. Utah State
09/24/17 DB Zayne Anderson Undisclosed "?" Friday vs. Utah State
09/17/17 QB Tanner Mangum Ankle out indefinitely
08/26/17 DB Austin McChesney Knee out for season
08/25/17 LB Francis Bernard Redshirt out for season
Key Utah State Aggies Injuries
09/24/17 S Aaron Wade Undisclosed "?" Friday vs. BYU
09/05/17 RB Tonny Lindsey Jr. Shoulder out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The BYU Cougars are 126th in the country in points scored with 39. They have run 208 plays this year for 887 yards, which ranks them 112th in Division 1 in total offense. The Cougars average 4.3 yards per play, which is 124th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 43 1st downs this season, ranking them 127th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground BYU has run for 310 yards as a unit, which ranks 123rd in college football. They've run 98 times, averaging 3.2 yards per rush as a unit. The Cougars have been penalized on offense 21 times for 177 yards so far this year, which has them 82nd in the country in penalties. Beau Hoge has passed for 111 yards this year. He's completed 11 throws while attempting 20 passes for a completion percentage of 55%. His quarterback rating this season is 81.6. He averages 1.1 adjusted yards per throw and 5.6 yards per pass attempt.
BYU is 69th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 92. They have given up a total of 1,620 yards on D, which is 91st in D-1. The Cougars are 80th in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Opponent offenses have completed 77 throws on 110 attempts against the BYU Cougars defense this season, ranking them 80th and 46th in the nation. The BYU pass defense has also surrendered a total of 887 yards in the air, which is 75th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 178 attempts for 733 yards this season, putting them in 98th place in the country against the run. The Cougars have had 34 penalties for 309 yards on defense this year. That places them 117th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
BYU is 100th in the country in punt returns with 4. They've totaled -5 punt return yards and average -1.3 yards per return, which is 129th in D-1. They have returned 11 kicks for 229 yards on special teams, which puts them 51st in kick return yardage. The Cougars average 21 yards per kick return and they are 125th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,111. The BYU Cougars have tried 6 field goals this year and made 4, which is 66th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. BYU Cougars kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 3 for 3 this season. Their punters have accumulated 942 yards on 22 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That ranks them 55th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Aggies have run for 700 yards as a team, which ranks 45th in college football. They've run 164 times, averaging 4.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Utah State Aggies have been penalized on offense 29 times for 240 yards so far this season, which has them 29th in the country in penalties. They are 37th in the nation in points scored with 132. They have run 315 plays this season for 1,756 yards, which ranks them 37th in Division 1 in total offense. Utah State averages 5.6 yards per play, which is 84th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 86 1st downs this year, placing them 45th overall as an offensive unit. Kent Myers averages 6.8 yards per pass attempt and 5.1 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 76 passes on 114 attempts for a completion percentage of 66.7%. His quarterback rating this year is 125. He has thrown for 777 yards this season.
The Utah State Aggies rush defense has allowed 179 attempts for 746 yards this year, putting them in 100th place in D-1 against the run. Utah State has committed 32 penalties for 233 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 86th in college football. They are 107th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 128. They have surrendered a total of 1,531 yards on D, which is 81st in the country. The Aggies are ranked 67th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Opposing offenses have completed 56 passes on 103 attempts against the Utah State defense this season, placing them 34th and 36th in Division 1. The Utah State Aggies pass defense has also given up a total of 785 yards through the air, which is 58th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Utah State Aggies have attempted 9 field goals this season and made 9, which is 6th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 100%. Utah State kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 15 for 15 this year. Their punters have totaled 930 yards on 23 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That places them 91st in Division 1 in punting average. Utah State is ranked 34th in the nation in punt returns with 8. They've accumulated 94 punt return yards and average 11.8 yards per return, which is 34th in college football. They have returned 14 kicks for 251 yards on special teams, ranking 38th in kick return yardage. The Utah State Aggies average 18 yards per kick return and they are 32nd in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,101.
Who will win tonight's Cougars/Aggies college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Aggies +3
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