BYU at Tennessee NCAA Football Point Spread Picks 9/7/2019
Saturday, September 7, 2019
Neyland Stadium is the venue where Jarrett Guarantano and the Tennessee Volunteers will take on the BYU Cougars on Saturday. Tennessee opens this matchup as 3.5-point dogs. The over/under has been set at 51.
In their last game, the BYU Cougars faced the Utah Utes and took the loss by a score of 30-12. Ty'Son Williams led the team on the ground for the game. He had a long run of 18 yards and he notched 1 TD in this game. He rushed for a total of 45 yards via 7 carries which gave him an average of 6.4 yards per run. Matt Bushman was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 62 yards on 6 catches. He averaged 10.3 yards per reception for the game. Leading the way at QB for the Cougars was Zach Wilson who went 21/33 with 208 yards by way of the pass but didn't get a passing TD in this game. He walked away with 2 picks in this game.
The Cougars come into this game with a record of 0-1 for 2019. They are one of lowest scoring teams in the nation averaging 12 points per contest, ranking them 115th in D-1. As a unit, they are averaging 92 rushing yards per game which is 5th among FBS Independent teams. For total yards, they rank 4th among FBS Independent teams and 104th in D-1 with 300 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Cougars currently have a total of 0 passing touchdowns and 1 rushing TD. They are a low scoring offensive team among D-1 Independent teams and they will need to step up if they want to have a good offensive output.
The Cougars have one of the average defenses in the nation allowing 30 points per game, ranking them 3rd among Independent teams and 86th in the country. When it comes to passing yards, the Cougars have allowed 106 yards. Teams are completing 81.3% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 6.6 yards per attempt. They have conceded 0 passing touchdowns and 2 rushing touchdowns. When it comes to rushing yards, BYU is allowing 262 yards per game putting them 5th among Independent teams and 124th in the country. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5.5 yards per carry which has them at 2nd among FBS Independent teams and 111th in Division 1 overall. In total, they have allowed 262 rushing yards through 1 game.
In their last contest, the Tennessee Volunteers took on the Georgia State Panthers and left there with a loss by a score of 38-30. Ty Chandler led the team on the ground for the game. He tore off a long run of 31 yards and he ran for 1 TD in this outing. He racked up a total of 48 yards on 6 carries which means he ran for an average of 8.0 yards per run. Jauan Jennings was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 108 yards on 7 catches. He averaged 15.4 yards per catch for the game. Running the show from under center for the Volunteers was Jarrett Guarantano who went 26/40 with 311 yards through the air and threw 2 TD's. He threw 1 pick on this day.
The Volunteers come into this matchup with a record of 0-1. Tennessee hasn't done much to make teams fear their rushing game by averaging 93 yards per game, putting them 108th in the country. As a unit, they have a total of 93 yards rushing through 1 game, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the nation. The Volunteers average 404 yards per game overall putting them 73rd in Division 1 and 8th in the SEC. When talking about the points that are being put on the board, the Volunteers are currently ranked 8th in the Southeastern Conference and 73rd out of all the teams in the nation averaging 30 points per game.
The Volunteers are conceding 38 points per game which puts them at 14th in the Southeastern Conference and 112th in the country. In discussing points given up, they have allowed 38 points in total. When it comes to yards rushing, they are conceding 213 yards per game ranking them 110th in Division 1 and 11th in the Southeastern Conference. For this year, they have conceded a total of 213 yards on the ground and 3 rushing TDs. Their pass defense is one of the elite groups in the nation. They are giving up 139 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Volunteers currently sit at 5th in the Southeastern Conference. They have allowed 2 passing TDs in 2019.
Who will win tonight's Cougars/Volunteers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cougars -3.5
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