BYU at UMass College Football Picks and Predictions 11/10/2018
Saturday, November 10, 2018
Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium
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The BYU Cougars travel to Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium to take on the UMass Minutemen on Saturday, November 10, 2018. The opening line for this game has BYU as 13 point favorites. The Cougars have an ATS record of 5-4-0 while their over/under record is 2-7-0. The Minutemen have an over/under record of 7-3-0 and they are 4-6-0 against the spread.
Valuable BYU Cougars Betting Trends
The BYU Cougars are 2-7-0 against the over/under
The BYU Cougars are 5-4-0 against the spread
Important UMass Minutemen Betting Trends
The UMass Minutemen are 7-3-0 against the over/under
The UMass Minutemen are 4-6-0 against the spread
Key BYU Cougars Injuries
11/04/18 DB Chris Wilcox Knee injured last game, is questionable Saturday vs Massachusetts
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 UMass Minutemen Injuries
10/30/18 RB Bilal Ally Transferred is out for season
10/28/18 QB Andrew Ford ACL is out for season
10/17/18 CB Brian Roberts Jr Transferred is out for season
10/17/18 WR Jessie Britt Transferred is out for season
10/17/18 WR Patrick Volcy Transferred is out for season
09/11/18 CB Xavier Steele Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The BYU Cougars are 113th in Division 1 in points scored with 198. They have run 584 plays this season for 2,999 yards, which ranks them 92nd in the nation in total offense. The Cougars average 5.1 yards per play, which is 113th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 167 1st downs this year, placing them 106th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground BYU has run for 1,168 yards as a team, which ranks 108th in the country. They've run 312 times, averaging 3.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Cougars have been penalized on offense 61 times for 516 yards so far this season, which has them 53rd in the nation in penalties. Zach Wilson has thrown for 718 yards this season. He has completed 56 passes on 87 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.4%. His quarterback rating this year is 144.3. He averages 8.3 yards per pass attempt and 8.1 adjusted yards per throw.
BYU is 34th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 199. They have surrendered a total of 3,007 yards on D, which is 27th in Division 1. The Cougars are ranked 39th in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Opposing offenses have completed 172 passes on 270 attempts against the BYU Cougars defense this season, placing them 78th and 52nd in the country. The BYU pass defense has also given up a total of 1,754 yards through the air, which is 35th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 324 attempts for 1,253 yards this year, putting them in 39th place in D-1 against the run. The Cougars have committed 67 penalties for 545 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 88th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
BYU is ranked 30th in the nation in punt returns with 18. They've accumulated 128 punt return yards and average 7.1 yards per return, which is 94th in college football. They have returned 12 kicks for 223 yards on special teams, ranking 116th in kick return yardage. The Cougars average 19 yards per kick return and they are 123rd in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,350. The BYU Cougars have attempted 15 field goals this season and made 10, which is 66th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. BYU Cougars kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 22 for 23 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,723 yards on 41 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 61st in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Minutemen have run for 1,472 yards as a team, which ranks 72nd in the nation. They've run 350 times, averaging 4.2 yards per rush as a unit. The Minutemen have been penalized on offense 60 times for 513 yards so far this year, which has them 55th in the country in penalties. They are 14th in Division 1 in points scored with 351. They have run 696 plays this year for 4,578 yards, which ranks them 6th in the nation in total offense. The UMass Minutemen average 6.6 yards per play, which is 18th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 229 1st downs this season, ranking them 9th overall as an offensive unit. Ross Comis has completed 78 throws while attempting 133 passes for a completion percentage of 58.6%. He has passed for 1,363 yards this year. He averages 11.4 adjusted yards per throw and 10.2 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 171.5.
The UMass Minutemen rush defense has given up 476 attempts for 2,658 yards this season, putting them in 126th place in the country against the run. They have had 46 penalties for 392 yards on defense this year. That places them 19th in Division 1. UMass is 126th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 414. They have given up a total of 4,736 yards on D, which is 125th in the nation. The Minutemen are 117th in yards per play allowed with 6.6. Opponent offenses have completed 151 throws on 240 attempts against the UMass defense this season, ranking them 34th and 14th in the country. The UMass Minutemen pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,078 yards in the air, which is 69th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The UMass Minutemen have tried 10 field goals this year and made 8, which is 93rd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 80%. UMass kickers have made 98% of their extra points, going 45 for 46 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,551 yards on 40 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That ranks them 107th in the NCAA in punting average. UMass is 114th in the country in punt returns with 8. They've totaled 58 punt return yards and average 7.3 yards per return, which is 90th in D-1. They have returned 44 kicks for 920 yards on special teams, which puts them 1st in kick return yardage. The Minutemen average 21 yards per kick return and they are 4th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,556.
Who will win tonight's Cougars/Minutemen college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Minutemen +13
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