Boise State at BYU College Football Picks & Predictions 10/6/2017
Friday, October 6, 2017
LaVell Edwards Stadium
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The Boise State Broncos head to LaVell Edwards Stadium to play the BYU Cougars on Friday, October 6, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Boise State as 7.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 45. The Broncos are 2-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-2-0. The Cougars are 0-5-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 2-3-0.
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Valuable Boise State Broncos Betting Trends
The Boise State Broncos are 2-2-0 against the over/under
The Boise State Broncos are 2-2-0 against the spread
Important BYU Cougars Betting Trends
The BYU Cougars are 2-3-0 against the over/under
The BYU Cougars are 0-5-0 against the spread
Key Boise State Broncos Injuries
10/01/17 DE Austin Silsby Undisclosed "?" Friday vs. BYU
10/01/17 TE Chase Blakley Leg "?" Friday vs. BYU
09/12/17 WR Akilian Butler ACL out for season
08/28/17 LB Blake Whitlock Shoulder out for season
08/24/17 S Evan Tyler ACL out for season
Key BYU Cougars Injuries
10/01/17 2ndQB Beau Hoge Head injured last game, "?" Friday vs. Boise State
10/01/17 LB Butch Pau'u Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Friday vs. Boise State
09/26/17 RB KJ Hall Shoulder out indefinitely
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
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Boise State Broncos are 84th in the country in points scored with 119. They have run 274 plays this year for 1,409 yards, which ranks them 85th in Division 1 in total offense. The Broncos average 5.1 yards per play, which is 102nd in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 72 1st downs this season, ranking them 116th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Boise State has run for 472 yards as a unit, which ranks 114th in college football. They've run 142 times, averaging 3.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Broncos have been penalized on offense 29 times for 218 yards so far this year, which has them 61st in the country in penalties. Brett Rypien has passed for 521 yards this year. He's completed 44 throws while attempting 73 passes for a completion percentage of 60.3%. His quarterback rating this season is 114.7. He averages 5.9 adjusted yards per throw and 7.1 yards per pass attempt.
Boise State is 66th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 116. They have given up a total of 1,417 yards on D, which is 33rd in D-1. The Broncos are 29th in yards per play allowed with 4.9. Opponent offenses have completed 93 throws on 146 attempts against the Boise State Broncos defense this season, ranking them 85th and 63rd in the nation. The Boise State pass defense has also surrendered a total of 924 yards in the air, which is 50th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 143 attempts for 493 yards this season, putting them in 27th place in the country against the run. The Broncos have had 17 penalties for 143 yards on defense this year. That places them 7th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Boise State is 5th in the country in punt returns with 13. They've totaled 170 punt return yards and average 13.1 yards per return, which is 22nd in D-1. They have returned 13 kicks for 329 yards on special teams, which puts them 33rd in kick return yardage. The Broncos average 25 yards per kick return and they are 94th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,908. The Boise State Broncos have tried 4 field goals this year and made 4, which is 69th in college football. Boise State Broncos kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 15 for 15 this season. Their punters have accumulated 964 yards on 23 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 58th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cougars have run for 520 yards as a team, which ranks 107th in college football. They've run 144 times, averaging 3.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The BYU Cougars have been penalized on offense 29 times for 232 yards so far this season, which has them 68th in the country in penalties. They are 123rd in the nation in points scored with 63. They have run 283 plays this season for 1,283 yards, which ranks them 106th in Division 1 in total offense. BYU averages 4.5 yards per play, which is 123rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 63 1st downs this year, placing them 125th overall as an offensive unit. Beau Hoge averages 5.6 yards per pass attempt and 1.1 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 11 passes on 20 attempts for a completion percentage of 55%. His quarterback rating this year is 81.6. He has thrown for 111 yards this season.
The BYU Cougars rush defense has allowed 222 attempts for 845 yards this year, putting them in 95th place in D-1 against the run. BYU has committed 38 penalties for 347 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 112th in college football. They are 87th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 132. They have surrendered a total of 1,908 yards on D, which is 85th in the country. The Cougars are ranked 61st in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Opposing offenses have completed 93 passes on 140 attempts against the BYU defense this season, placing them 84th and 51st in Division 1. The BYU Cougars pass defense has also given up a total of 1,063 yards through the air, which is 76th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The BYU Cougars have attempted 7 field goals this season and made 5, which is 66th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 71%. BYU kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 6 for 6 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,103 yards on 26 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 52nd in Division 1 in punting average. BYU is ranked 86th in the nation in punt returns with 6. They've accumulated 4 punt return yards and average 0.7 yards per return, which is 125th in college football. They have returned 16 kicks for 270 yards on special teams, ranking 56th in kick return yardage. The BYU Cougars average 17 yards per kick return and they are 122nd in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,557.
Who will win tonight's Broncos/Cougars college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cougars +7.5
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