Utah at BYU College Football Picks & Predictions 9/9/2017
Saturday, September 9, 2017
LaVell Edwards Stadium
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The BYU Cougars host the Utah Utes at LaVell Edwards Stadium on Saturday, September 9, 2017. The opening line for this game has Utah as 3.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 49.5. The Cougars have an over/under record of 0-2-0 and they are 0-2-0 against the spread. The Utes have an ATS record of 1-0-0 while their over/under record is 0-1-0.
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Valuable Utah Utes Betting Trends
The Utah Utes are 0-1-0 against the over/under
The Utah Utes are 1-0-0 against the spread
Important BYU Cougars Betting Trends
The BYU Cougars are 0-2-0 against the over/under
The BYU Cougars are 0-2-0 against the spread
Key Utah Utes Injuries
09/03/17 TE Siale Fakailoatonga Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. BYU
08/31/17 RB Armand Shyne Undisclosed out indefinitely
Key BYU Cougars Injuries
09/03/17 RB Kavika Fonua Leg injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Utah
09/03/17 RB KJ Hall Shoulder injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Utah
09/03/17 DB Micah Hannemann Suspension expected to miss 1st Half Saturday vs. Utah
08/26/17 DB Austin McChesney Knee out for season
08/25/17 LB Francis Bernard Redshirt out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Utah Utes have run for 272 yards as a team, which ranks 27th in college football. They've run 47 times, averaging 5.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Utes have been penalized on offense 11 times for 139 yards so far this season, which has them 16th in the country in penalties. They are 55th in the nation in points scored with 37. They have run 79 plays this season for 499 yards, which ranks them 66th in Division 1 in total offense. The Utes average 6.3 yards per play, which is 52nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 27 1st downs this year, placing them 32nd overall as an offensive unit. Tyler Huntley averages 7.1 yards per pass attempt and 6.3 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 23 passes on 32 attempts for a completion percentage of 71.9%. His quarterback rating this year is 135.5. He has thrown for 227 yards this season.
The Utes rush defense has allowed 28 attempts for 51 yards this year, putting them in 19th place in D-1 against the run. Utah has committed 5 penalties for 45 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 50th in college football. They are 46th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 16. They have surrendered a total of 238 yards on D, which is 29th in the country. The Utes are ranked 35th in yards per play allowed with 4. Opposing offenses have completed 14 passes on 31 attempts against the Utah Utes defense this season, placing them 39th and 58th in Division 1. The Utah pass defense has also given up a total of 187 yards through the air, which is 52nd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Utah Utes have attempted 4 field goals this season and made 3, which is 11th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. Utah Utes kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 4 for 4 this year. Utah is ranked 60th in the nation in punt returns with 2. They've accumulated 18 punt return yards and average 9 yards per return, which is 36th in college football. The Utes average 19 yards per kick return and they are 60th in the country in all-purpose yards with 536.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cougars are 100th in the country in points scored with 20. They have run 99 plays this year for 462 yards, which ranks them 39th in Division 1 in total offense. The BYU Cougars average 4.7 yards per play, which is 96th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 19 1st downs this season, ranking them 85th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground BYU has run for 166 yards as a unit, which ranks 65th in college football. They've run 48 times, averaging 3.5 yards per rush as a unit. BYU has been penalized on offense 12 times for 109 yards so far this year, which has them 10th in the country in penalties. Tanner Mangum has passed for 296 yards this year. He's completed 28 throws while attempting 51 passes for a completion percentage of 54.9%. His quarterback rating this season is 106.2. He averages 5.3 adjusted yards per throw and 5.8 yards per pass attempt.
BYU is 92nd in the country in points surrendered on defense with 33. They have given up a total of 699 yards on D, which is 123rd in D-1. The Cougars are 60th in yards per play allowed with 4.8. Opponent offenses have completed 31 throws on 54 attempts against the BYU defense this season, ranking them 112th and 114th in the nation. The BYU Cougars pass defense has also surrendered a total of 319 yards in the air, which is 102nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 93 attempts for 380 yards this season, putting them in 121st place in the country against the run. The Cougars have had 17 penalties for 156 yards on defense this year. That places them 126th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
BYU has returned 7 kicks for 134 yards on special teams, which puts them 15th in kick return yardage. The BYU Cougars average 19 yards per kick return and they are 40th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 591. The Cougars have tried 3 field goals this year and made 2, which is 29th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. BYU kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 2 for 2 this season. Their punters have accumulated 507 yards on 12 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 53rd in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Utes/Cougars college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cougars +3.5
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