BYU at Utah College Football Picks and Predictions 11/24/2018
Saturday, November 24, 2018
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Rice-Eccles Stadium is the venue for the game between the BYU Cougars and the Utah Utes on Saturday, November 24, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Utah as 13.5 point favorites. The Utes are 7-4-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 6-5-0. The Cougars are 7-4-0 ATS and their over/under record is 2-9-0.
Valuable BYU Cougars Betting Trends
The BYU Cougars are 2-9-0 against the over/under
The BYU Cougars are 7-4-0 against the spread
Important Utah Utes Betting Trends
The Utah Utes are 6-5-0 against the over/under
The Utah Utes are 7-4-0 against the spread
Key BYU Cougars Injuries
11/18/18 RB Squally Canada Undisclosed is questionable
11/16/18 QB Tanner Mangum Oblique is probable Saturday vs New Mexico State
11/06/18 DB Chris Wilcox Knee is out for season
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 Utah Utes Injuries
11/12/18 RB Zack Moss Ankle is out for season
11/04/18 QB Tyler Huntley Collarbone is out for season
10/18/18 QB Jack Tuttle Transferred has left team
10/09/18 WR Bryan Thompson Redshirt is out for season
08/30/18 OL Johnny Capra Undisclosed is out for season
08/07/18 RB Devonta'e Henry-Cole Undisclosed is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The BYU Cougars have run for 1,393 yards as a unit, which ranks 113th in the nation. They've run 350 times, averaging 4 yards per rush as a unit. The Cougars have been penalized on offense 63 times for 536 yards so far this year, which has them 77th in the country in penalties. They are 92nd in Division 1 in points scored with 278. They have run 645 plays this year for 3,391 yards, which ranks them 105th in the nation in total offense. The Cougars average 5.3 yards per play, which is 101st in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 185 1st downs this season, ranking them 120th overall as an offensive unit. Zach Wilson has completed 82 throws while attempting 135 passes for a completion percentage of 60.7%. He has passed for 1,057 yards this year. He averages 8.1 adjusted yards per throw and 7.8 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 138.2.
The Cougars rush defense has given up 360 attempts for 1,355 yards this season, putting them in 26th place in the country against the run. They have had 68 penalties for 556 yards on defense this year. That places them 43rd in Division 1. BYU is 26th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 226. They have given up a total of 3,292 yards on D, which is 16th in the nation. The Cougars are 33rd in yards per play allowed with 5. Opponent offenses have completed 195 throws on 303 attempts against the BYU Cougars defense this season, ranking them 59th and 28th in the country. The BYU pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,937 yards in the air, which is 17th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The BYU Cougars have tried 15 field goals this year and made 10, which is 91st in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. BYU Cougars kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 28 for 28 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,932 yards on 47 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 75th in the NCAA in punting average. BYU is 34th in the country in punt returns with 20. They've totaled 130 punt return yards and average 6.5 yards per return, which is 94th in D-1. They have returned 13 kicks for 239 yards on special teams, which puts them 120th in kick return yardage. The Cougars average 18 yards per kick return and they are 125th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,760.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Utes are 56th in Division 1 in points scored with 336. They have run 776 plays this season for 4,672 yards, which ranks them 75th in the nation in total offense. The Utah Utes average 6 yards per play, which is 56th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 235 1st downs this year, placing them 51st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Utah has run for 2,257 yards as a team, which ranks 35th in the country. They've run 469 times, averaging 4.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Utes have been penalized on offense 64 times for 601 yards so far this season, which has them 74th in the nation in penalties. Jason Shelley has thrown for 582 yards this season. He has completed 35 passes on 68 attempts for a completion percentage of 51.5%. His quarterback rating this year is 130.1. He averages 8.6 yards per pass attempt and 8.5 adjusted yards per throw.
Utah is 17th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 204. They have surrendered a total of 3,449 yards on D, which is 19th in Division 1. The Utes are ranked 20th in yards per play allowed with 4.7. Opposing offenses have completed 210 passes on 376 attempts against the Utah defense this season, placing them 81st and 103rd in the country. The Utah Utes pass defense has also given up a total of 2,382 yards through the air, which is 60th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 356 attempts for 1,066 yards this year, putting them in 7th place in D-1 against the run. The Utes have committed 54 penalties for 521 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 28th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Utah is ranked 15th in the nation in punt returns with 24. They've accumulated 210 punt return yards and average 8.8 yards per return, which is 65th in college football. They have returned 7 kicks for 127 yards on special teams, ranking 127th in kick return yardage. The Utah Utes average 18 yards per kick return and they are 76th in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,008. The Utes have attempted 28 field goals this season and made 23, which is 2nd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 85%. Utah kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 39 for 39 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,050 yards on 46 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That places them 14th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Cougars/Utes college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cougars +13.5
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