BYU vs San Diego State NCAA Football Betting Tips 11/30/2019
Game: BYU Cougars vs San Diego State Aztecs
Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019
Location: SDCCU Stadium in San Diego, CA
Odds/Point Spread: San Diego State +2
Zach Wilson and the BYU Cougars go to SDCCU Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the San Diego State Aztecs. San Diego State opens this contest as 2-point dogs. The Cougars are 4-7-0 ATS and 5-4-1 when betting on the total. The Aztecs are 1-10-0 when wagering on the over/under and 6-5-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the BYU Cougars played the UMass Minutemen and earned the victory by a score of 56-24. Jackson McChesney led the team in rushing for that game. He had a long run of 62 yards and he tallied 2 TD's for the game. He rushed for 228 yards on 15 carries which means he ran for an average of 15.2 yards per carry. Talon Shumway was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 92 yards on 4 catches. He earned an average of 23.0 yards per catch for that game. Leading the way at QB for the Cougars was Zach Wilson who went 17/20 with 293 yards passing and added 4 touchdowns. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. The Cougars rushed the ball a total of 38 times and totaled 322 yards earning them an average of 8.5 yards per run. In the game, the Cougars racked up a total of 26 first downs and they had 3 penalties for 40 yards which tells us that they had a disciplined week in practice. For the game, they finished with a total of 65 plays which gave them a total of 630 yards. When discussing the defense, BYU conceded 20 completions on 30 throws totaling 146 yards, and a completion percentage of 66.7%. In the running game, the Cougars conceded 146 yards on 37 tries which is an average of 3.9 yards per attempt allowed. On the day, they conceded 292 yards and forced 2 takeaways.
The Cougars head into this game 7-4 for 2019. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country with an average of 30.3 points per game, putting them 61st in college football. As a team, they have an average of 161.4 rushing yards per game which is 3rd among Independent teams. For total yards, they currently sit at 1st among FBS Independent teams and 37th in college football with 4,864 yards. The Cougars have one of the middle tier defenses in the country, allowing 25.5 points per game which has them at 3rd among FBS Independent teams. When talking about yards on the ground, BYU is allowing 189 yards per contest putting them 3rd among FBS Independent teams and 93rd in the country. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.6 yards per rush putting them 3rd among FBS Independent teams and 89th in Division 1 overall. Overall, they have conceded 2,079 rushing yards through 11 games. When it comes to passing yards, the Cougars have allowed 2,273 yards. Opponents are completing 63.1% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 6.9 yards per attempt.
In their last game, the San Diego State Aztecs took on the Hawaii Warriors and took the loss by a score of 14-11. Running the show from under center for the Aztecs was Ryan Agnew who went 25/39 with 229 yards through the air but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. Chase Jasmin led the team in rushing for the game. His longest run of the day went for 11 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He racked up a total of 37 yards via 7 carries which meant he was running for 5.3 yards per run. Kobe Smith was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 74 yards on 6 receptions. He earned an average of 12.3 yards per reception for the game. The Aztecs ran the football 26 times and earned a total of 89 yards which earned them an average of 3.4 yards per carry. For the contest, the Aztecs earned a total of 21 1st downs and they had 5 penalties for 45 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. For the game, they totaled 66 plays for 318 yards. In terms of defense, San Diego State allowed 22 catches on 35 tries for a total of 215 yards, and a completion percentage of 62.9%. Overall, they allowed a total of 347 yards and earned 1 turnover. In the running game, the Aztecs allowed 132 yards on 31 carries which gave them an average of 4.3 yards per attempt allowed.
The Aztecs come into this game with a record of 8-3. San Diego State is having a year to forget in the ground game by averaging 138.8 rushing yards per contest, putting them 98th in the nation. As a unit, they have a total of 1,527 yards rushing through 11 contests, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Aztecs average 335.6 yards per contest overall putting them 114th in the nation and 12th in the Mountain West. The Aztecs are giving up 13.7 points per contest which puts them at 1st in the MWC and 6th in college football. In discussing points given up, they have given up 151 points in total. In discussing yards on the ground, they are conceding 71.9 yards per contest ranking them 3rd in the country and 1st in the MWC. For this year, they have allowed a total of 791 rushing yards and 6.6 rushing TDs. Their pass defense is one of the middle of the road groups in Division 1. They are giving up 205.2 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Aztecs are ranked 2nd in the MWC.
Who will win tonight's Cougars/Aztecs college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cougars -2
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