Wisconsin at BYU College Football Picks & Predictions 9/21/2017
Saturday, September 16, 2017
LaVell Edwards Stadium
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LaVell Edwards Stadium is the venue for the game between the Wisconsin Badgers and the BYU Cougars on Saturday, September 16, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Wisconsin as 14.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 44. The Cougars are 0-3-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 0-3-0. The Badgers are 1-1-0 ATS and their over/under record is 1-1-0.
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Valuable Wisconsin Badgers Betting Trends
The Wisconsin Badgers are 1-1-0 against the over/under
The Wisconsin Badgers are 1-1-0 against the spread
Important BYU Cougars Betting Trends
The BYU Cougars are 0-3-0 against the over/under
The BYU Cougars are 0-3-0 against the spread
Key Wisconsin Badgers Injuries
09/10/17 OL Beau Benzschawel Leg injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. BYU
09/10/17 RB Bradrick Shaw Leg "?" Saturday vs. BYU
09/10/17 WR George Rushing Leg "?" Saturday vs. BYU
09/10/17 FB Jake Whalen Head "?" Saturday vs. BYU
09/10/17 WR Kendric Pryor Facial "?" Saturday vs. BYU
09/06/17 DE Chikwe Obasih Knee out indefinitely
08/27/17 LB Mason Stokke Leg out for season
08/27/17 RB Sam Brodner Knee out for season
08/27/17 LB Zack Baun Foot out for season
08/16/17 RB Taiwan Deal Ankle out indefinitely
08/10/17 LB Jack Cichy ACL out for season
Key BYU Cougars Injuries
09/10/17 RB KJ Hall Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Wisconsin
08/26/17 DB Austin McChesney Knee out for season
08/25/17 LB Francis Bernard Redshirt out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Wisconsin Badgers have run for 591 yards as a unit, which ranks 10th in the nation. They've run 99 times, averaging 6 yards per rush as a unit. The Badgers have been penalized on offense 10 times for 83 yards so far this year, which has them 83rd in the country in penalties. They are 19th in Division 1 in points scored with 90. They have run 152 plays this year for 1,042 yards, which ranks them 66th in the nation in total offense. The Badgers average 6.9 yards per play, which is 26th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 54 1st downs this season, ranking them 16th overall as an offensive unit. Alex Hornibrook has completed 31 throws while attempting 51 passes for a completion percentage of 60.8%. He has passed for 445 yards this year. He averages 9.4 adjusted yards per throw and 8.7 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 156.
The Badgers rush defense has given up 62 attempts for 191 yards this season, putting them in 39th place in the country against the run. They have had 17 penalties for 166 yards on defense this year. That places them 116th in Division 1. Wisconsin is 30th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 24. They have given up a total of 552 yards on D, which is 39th in the nation. The Badgers are 37th in yards per play allowed with 4.5. Opponent offenses have completed 34 throws on 60 attempts against the Wisconsin Badgers defense this season, ranking them 58th and 63rd in the country. The Wisconsin pass defense has also surrendered a total of 361 yards in the air, which is 60th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Wisconsin Badgers have tried 3 field goals this year and made 2, which is 74th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. Wisconsin Badgers kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 12 for 12 this season. Their punters have accumulated 320 yards on 8 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That ranks them 84th in the NCAA in punting average. Wisconsin is 34th in the country in punt returns with 5. They've totaled 25 punt return yards and average 5 yards per return, which is 79th in D-1. They have returned 3 kicks for 67 yards on special teams, which puts them 96th in kick return yardage. The Badgers average 22 yards per kick return and they are 31st in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,134.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cougars are 113th in Division 1 in points scored with 33. They have run 162 plays this season for 695 yards, which ranks them 61st in the nation in total offense. The BYU Cougars average 4.3 yards per play, which is 117th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 32 1st downs this year, placing them 105th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground BYU has run for 229 yards as a team, which ranks 97th in the country. They've run 72 times, averaging 3.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Cougars have been penalized on offense 16 times for 144 yards so far this season, which has them 30th in the nation in penalties. Tanner Mangum has thrown for 466 yards this season. He has completed 49 passes on 90 attempts for a completion percentage of 54.4%. His quarterback rating this year is 96.4. He averages 5.2 yards per pass attempt and 3.6 adjusted yards per throw.
BYU is 77th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 52. They have surrendered a total of 1,129 yards on D, which is 118th in Division 1. The Cougars are ranked 62nd in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Opposing offenses have completed 59 passes on 91 attempts against the BYU defense this season, placing them 121st and 118th in the country. The BYU Cougars pass defense has also given up a total of 631 yards through the air, which is 113th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 129 attempts for 498 yards this year, putting them in 117th place in D-1 against the run. The Cougars have committed 28 penalties for 253 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 128th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
BYU is ranked 82nd in the nation in punt returns with 3. They have returned 8 kicks for 179 yards on special teams, ranking 24th in kick return yardage. The BYU Cougars average 22 yards per kick return and they are 85th in the country in all-purpose yards with 868. The Cougars have attempted 4 field goals this season and made 2, which is 50th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 50%. BYU kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 3 for 3 this year. Their punters have totaled 771 yards on 18 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That places them 49th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Badgers/Cougars college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cougars +14.5
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