BYU at Wisconsin College Football Picks and Predictions 9/15/2018
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Camp Randall Stadium
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The BYU Cougars head to Camp Randall Stadium to play the Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday, September 15, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Wisconsin as 21.5 point favorites. The Cougars are 1-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 0-2-0. The Badgers are 0-2-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 1-1-0.
Valuable BYU Cougars Betting Trends
The BYU Cougars are 0-2-0 against the over/under
The BYU Cougars are 1-1-0 against the spread
Important Wisconsin Badgers Betting Trends
The Wisconsin Badgers are 1-1-0 against the over/under
The Wisconsin Badgers are 0-2-0 against the spread
Key BYU Cougars Injuries
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 Wisconsin Badgers Injuries
09/09/18 WR Danny Davis Suspension Served is probable Saturday vs BYU
09/09/18 OL Jon Dietzen Hip is probable Saturday vs BYU
09/09/18 S Reggie Pearson Leg is questionable Saturday vs BYU
09/09/18 LB Tyler Johnson Knee is questionable Saturday vs BYU
09/09/18 WR Kendric Pryor Leg is questionable Saturday vs BYU
09/09/18 DE Kraig Howe Leg is questionable Saturday vs BYU
09/09/18 TE Luke Benzschawel Leg is questionable Saturday vs BYU
09/09/18 LB Mike Maskalunas Leg is questionable Saturday vs BYU
09/09/18 P P.J. Rosowski Leg is questionable Saturday vs BYU
09/06/18 S Patrick Johnson Personal has left team
09/03/18 OL Blake Smithback Leg is out for season
09/03/18 LB Mason Platter Leg is out for season
08/31/18 CB Dontye Carriere-Williams Personal has left team
08/19/18 WR Quintez Cephus Legal problems is out indefinitely
08/12/18 RB Bradrick Shaw Knee is out indefinitely
07/04/18 DE Garrett Rand ACL is out for season
06/26/18 LB Zack Baun Foot is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The BYU Cougars are 96th in the country in points scored with 46. They have run 144 plays this year for 686 yards, which ranks them 85th in Division 1 in total offense. The Cougars average 4.8 yards per play, which is 111th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 41 1st downs this season, ranking them 82nd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground BYU has run for 281 yards as a unit, which ranks 94th in college football. They've run 75 times, averaging 3.7 yards per rush as a unit. The Cougars have been penalized on offense 17 times for 159 yards so far this year, which has them 27th in the country in penalties. Tanner Mangum has passed for 405 yards this year. He's completed 40 throws while attempting 69 passes for a completion percentage of 58%. His quarterback rating this season is 111. He averages 5.1 adjusted yards per throw and 5.9 yards per pass attempt.
BYU is 65th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 44. They have given up a total of 725 yards on D, which is 66th in D-1. The Cougars are 60th in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Opponent offenses have completed 40 throws on 69 attempts against the BYU Cougars defense this season, ranking them 86th and 93rd in the nation. The BYU pass defense has also surrendered a total of 411 yards in the air, which is 61st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 72 attempts for 314 yards this season, putting them in 84th place in the country against the run. The Cougars have had 13 penalties for 103 yards on defense this year. That places them 59th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
BYU is 22nd in the country in punt returns with 6. They've totaled 41 punt return yards and average 6.8 yards per return, which is 79th in D-1. The Cougars average 17 yards per kick return and they are 109th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 744. BYU Cougars kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 5 for 5 this season. Their punters have accumulated 426 yards on 10 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That ranks them 49th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Badgers have run for 651 yards as a team, which ranks 3rd in college football. They've run 98 times, averaging 6.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Wisconsin Badgers have been penalized on offense 12 times for 109 yards so far this season, which has them 75th in the country in penalties. They are 42nd in the nation in points scored with 79. They have run 142 plays this season for 1,059 yards, which ranks them 83rd in Division 1 in total offense. Wisconsin averages 7.5 yards per play, which is 22nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 53 1st downs this year, placing them 27th overall as an offensive unit. Alex Hornibrook averages 10.1 yards per pass attempt and 10.5 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 25 passes on 40 attempts for a completion percentage of 62.5%. His quarterback rating this year is 167.3. He has thrown for 405 yards this season.
The Wisconsin Badgers rush defense has allowed 64 attempts for 201 yards this year, putting them in 35th place in D-1 against the run. Wisconsin has committed 7 penalties for 75 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 27th in college football. They are 12th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 17. They have surrendered a total of 516 yards on D, which is 19th in the country. The Badgers are ranked 27th in yards per play allowed with 4.4. Opposing offenses have completed 31 passes on 54 attempts against the Wisconsin defense this season, placing them 44th and 37th in Division 1. The Wisconsin Badgers pass defense has also given up a total of 315 yards through the air, which is 28th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
Wisconsin kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 10 for 10 this year. Their punters have totaled 212 yards on 5 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 53rd in Division 1 in punting average. They have returned 4 kicks for 77 yards on special teams, ranking 77th in kick return yardage. The Wisconsin Badgers average 19 yards per kick return and they are 34th in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,146.
Who will win tonight's Cougars/Badgers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Badgers -21.5
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