Utah State at BYU College Football Picks and Predictions 10/6/2018
Friday, October 5, 2018
LaVell Edwards Stadium
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The Utah State Aggies head to LaVell Edwards Stadium to play the BYU Cougars on Friday, October 5, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has BYU as 2.5 point favorites. The Aggies are 4-0-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-0-0. The Cougars are 3-2-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 0-5-0.
Valuable Utah State Aggies Betting Trends
The Utah State Aggies are 4-0-0 against the over/under
The Utah State Aggies are 4-0-0 against the spread
Important BYU Cougars Betting Trends
The BYU Cougars are 0-5-0 against the over/under
The BYU Cougars are 3-2-0 against the spread
Key Utah State Aggies Injuries
09/30/18 DE Logan Lee Undisclosed left last game, is questionable Friday vs BYU
09/30/18 OL Moroni Iniguez Undisclosed is questionable Friday vs BYU
09/14/18 NT Gasetoto Schuster Undisclosed is out for season
09/03/18 P Aaron Dalton Back is out for season
08/24/18 LB Kevin Meitzenheimer MCL is out indefinitely
08/24/18 LB Suli Tamaivena Hand is out indefinitely
Key BYU Cougars Injuries
09/30/18 DB Dayan Ghanwoloku Undisclosed is questionable Friday vs Utah State
09/30/18 TE Moroni Laulu-Pututau Leg is questionable Friday vs Utah State
09/30/18 RB Squally Canada Undisclosed is questionable Friday vs Utah State
09/30/18 LB Zayne Anderson Undisclosed is questionable Friday vs Utah State
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
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Utah State Aggies are 18th in the country in points scored with 206. They have run 285 plays this year for 1,900 yards, which ranks them 57th in Division 1 in total offense. The Aggies average 6.7 yards per play, which is 22nd in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 97 1st downs this season, ranking them 72nd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Utah State has run for 762 yards as a unit, which ranks 81st in college football. They've run 137 times, averaging 5.6 yards per rush as a unit. The Aggies have been penalized on offense 28 times for 235 yards so far this year, which has them 75th in the country in penalties. Jordan Love has passed for 1,070 yards this year. He's completed 90 throws while attempting 135 passes for a completion percentage of 66.7%. His quarterback rating this season is 141. He averages 7.7 adjusted yards per throw and 7.9 yards per pass attempt.
Utah State is 40th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 95. They have given up a total of 1,430 yards on D, which is 30th in D-1. The Aggies are 9th in yards per play allowed with 4.3. Opponent offenses have completed 62 throws on 115 attempts against the Utah State Aggies defense this season, ranking them 11th and 17th in the nation. The Utah State pass defense has also surrendered a total of 681 yards in the air, which is 7th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 216 attempts for 749 yards this season, putting them in 67th place in the country against the run. The Aggies have had 25 penalties for 216 yards on defense this year. That places them 33rd in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Utah State is 36th in the country in punt returns with 10. They've totaled 152 punt return yards and average 15.2 yards per return, which is 27th in D-1. They have returned 10 kicks for 303 yards on special teams, which puts them 29th in kick return yardage. The Aggies average 30 yards per kick return and they are 51st in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,355. The Utah State Aggies have tried 8 field goals this year and made 8, which is 21st in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 100%. Utah State Aggies kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 26 for 26 this season. Their punters have accumulated 565 yards on 13 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That ranks them 33rd in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cougars have run for 660 yards as a team, which ranks 96th in college football. They've run 174 times, averaging 3.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The BYU Cougars have been penalized on offense 34 times for 301 yards so far this season, which has them 45th in the country in penalties. They are 103rd in the nation in points scored with 107. They have run 314 plays this season for 1,475 yards, which ranks them 103rd in Division 1 in total offense. BYU averages 4.7 yards per play, which is 120th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 80 1st downs this year, placing them 112th overall as an offensive unit. Tanner Mangum averages 5.6 yards per pass attempt and 5.4 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 85 passes on 137 attempts for a completion percentage of 62%. His quarterback rating this year is 113.7. He has thrown for 772 yards this season.
The BYU Cougars rush defense has allowed 181 attempts for 777 yards this year, putting them in 75th place in D-1 against the run. BYU has committed 34 penalties for 246 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 53rd in college football. They are 48th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 103. They have surrendered a total of 1,789 yards on D, which is 71st in the country. The Cougars are ranked 69th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Opposing offenses have completed 99 passes on 148 attempts against the BYU defense this season, placing them 96th and 69th in Division 1. The BYU Cougars pass defense has also given up a total of 1,012 yards through the air, which is 64th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The BYU Cougars have attempted 7 field goals this season and made 5, which is 65th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 71%. BYU kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 12 for 12 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,034 yards on 24 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That places them 39th in Division 1 in punting average. BYU is ranked 61st in the nation in punt returns with 8. They've accumulated 70 punt return yards and average 8.8 yards per return, which is 69th in college football. They have returned 2 kicks for 33 yards on special teams, ranking 126th in kick return yardage. The BYU Cougars average 17 yards per kick return and they are 123rd in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,578.
Who will win tonight's Aggies/Cougars college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Aggies +2.5
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