BYU at Boise State College Football Picks and Predictions 11/3/2018
Saturday, November 3, 2018
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The BYU Cougars head to Albertsons Stadium to play the Boise State Broncos on Saturday, November 3, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Boise State as 14.5 point favorites. The Cougars are 4-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-6-0. The Broncos are 4-3-1 against the spread and their over/under mark is 5-3-0.
Valuable BYU Cougars Betting Trends
The BYU Cougars are 2-6-0 against the over/under
The BYU Cougars are 4-4-0 against the spread
Important Boise State Broncos Betting Trends
The Boise State Broncos are 5-3-0 against the over/under
The Boise State Broncos are 4-3-1 against the spread
Key BYU Cougars Injuries
10/11/18 LB Zayne Anderson Shoulder is out for season
10/01/18 TE Moroni Laulu-Pututau ACL is out for season
09/09/18 DB Austin McChesney Undisclosed is out for season
08/31/18 RB K.J. Hall Personal has left team
08/21/18 LB Johnny Tapusoa Undisclosed is out indefinitely
08/21/18 DB Trevion Greene Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Key Boise State Broncos Injuries
10/27/18 OL Eric Quevedo Undisclosed is downgraded to out Saturday vs Air Force
10/27/18 K Joel Velazquez Undisclosed is out Saturday vs Air Force
10/27/18 WR Octavius Evans Undisclosed is out Saturday vs Air Force
10/21/18 NT Sonatane Lui Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Air Force
10/17/18 QB Chase Cord ACL is out for season
10/09/18 NT David Moa Calf is out for season
10/09/18 S DeAndre Pierce Spleen is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The BYU Cougars are 110th in the country in points scored with 182. They have run 517 plays this year for 2,611 yards, which ranks them 100th in Division 1 in total offense. The Cougars average 5.1 yards per play, which is 111th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 145 1st downs this season, ranking them 107th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground BYU has run for 1,072 yards as a unit, which ranks 104th in college football. They've run 274 times, averaging 3.9 yards per rush as a unit. The Cougars have been penalized on offense 53 times for 458 yards so far this year, which has them 58th in the country in penalties. Zach Wilson has passed for 466 yards this year. He's completed 38 throws while attempting 60 passes for a completion percentage of 63.3%. His quarterback rating this season is 143.9. He averages 7.6 adjusted yards per throw and 7.8 yards per pass attempt.
BYU is 42nd in the country in points surrendered on defense with 178. They have given up a total of 2,692 yards on D, which is 31st in D-1. The Cougars are 47th in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Opponent offenses have completed 149 throws on 235 attempts against the BYU Cougars defense this season, ranking them 65th and 42nd in the nation. The BYU pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,540 yards in the air, which is 33rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 287 attempts for 1,152 yards this season, putting them in 47th place in the country against the run. The Cougars have had 60 penalties for 476 yards on defense this year. That places them 78th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
BYU is 27th in the country in punt returns with 17. They've totaled 117 punt return yards and average 6.9 yards per return, which is 91st in D-1. They have returned 10 kicks for 202 yards on special teams, which puts them 112th in kick return yardage. The Cougars average 20 yards per kick return and they are 124th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,930. The BYU Cougars have tried 11 field goals this year and made 7, which is 89th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 64%. BYU Cougars kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 21 for 22 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,646 yards on 39 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 61st in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Broncos have run for 1,235 yards as a team, which ranks 84th in college football. They've run 297 times, averaging 4.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Boise State Broncos have been penalized on offense 46 times for 424 yards so far this season, which has them 82nd in the country in penalties. They are 15th in the nation in points scored with 321. They have run 602 plays this season for 3,891 yards, which ranks them 11th in Division 1 in total offense. Boise State averages 6.5 yards per play, which is 20th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 198 1st downs this year, placing them 19th overall as an offensive unit. Brett Rypien averages 8.8 yards per pass attempt and 9.6 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 199 passes on 293 attempts for a completion percentage of 67.9%. His quarterback rating this year is 163.9. He has thrown for 2,565 yards this season.
The Boise State Broncos rush defense has allowed 274 attempts for 1,056 yards this year, putting them in 34th place in D-1 against the run. Boise State has committed 43 penalties for 313 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 7th in college football. They are 55th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 197. They have surrendered a total of 2,874 yards on D, which is 47th in the country. The Broncos are ranked 77th in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Opposing offenses have completed 140 passes on 225 attempts against the Boise State defense this season, placing them 50th and 33rd in Division 1. The Boise State Broncos pass defense has also given up a total of 1,818 yards through the air, which is 66th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Boise State Broncos have attempted 10 field goals this season and made 7, which is 79th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 70%. Boise State kickers have made 98% of their extra points, going 42 for 43 this year. Their punters have totaled 967 yards on 28 punts, averaging 35 yards per punt. That places them 129th in Division 1 in punting average. Boise State is ranked 4th in the nation in punt returns with 23. They've accumulated 255 punt return yards and average 11.1 yards per return, which is 42nd in college football. They have returned 17 kicks for 379 yards on special teams, ranking 65th in kick return yardage. The Boise State Broncos average 22 yards per kick return and they are 19th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,526.
Who will win tonight's Cougars/Broncos college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cougars +14.5
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