BYU Cougars vs Houston Cougars Prediction, 10/16/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: BYU Cougars vs Houston Cougars
Date: Friday, October 16, 2020
Location: TDECU Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: BYU (-4.5)
Zach Wilson and the BYU Cougars (4-0) go to TDECU Stadium on Friday where they'll take on the Houston Cougars (1-0). The odds on this matchup have BYU as 4.5-point favorites. The total opens at 60.5.
In their last game, the BYU Cougars played the UTSA Roadrunners and took home the victory by a score of 27-20. Tyler Allgeier paced the team in rushing in this outing. His longest run of the day went for 18 yards and he ran for 1 TD in this game. He rushed for 116 yards via 19 carries which gave him an average of 6.1 yards per run. Dax Milne was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 102 yards on 7 receptions. He earned an average of 14.6 yards per catch in this outing. Zach Wilson went 22/30 with 292 yards through the air and completed 2 touchdowns. He finished this contest without throwing a pick.
The Cougars have racked up 2,229 total yards for the year. As a team they're holding an average of 215.3 yards in the run game which ranks them 16th in the country. In terms of distribution of touchdowns, BYU has earned 8 touchdowns via the pass and 15 touchdowns on the ground. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the BYU Cougars hold an average of 43.8 PPG. Concerning passing yards, the Cougars have allowed 718 yards which has them sitting in 39th in D-1. During this campaign, they have allowed 250.8 yards per outing which puts them 15th in D-1. The Cougars sit in 15th in college football in terms of the opposition scoring, allowing 11.0 points per game. They are giving up 2.5 yards per run and 71.3 rushing yards per contest so far this season. During their 4 games played this season, they have conceded 179.5 yards per contest via the pass as well as conceding a completion percentage of 64.7%. For the season, they have conceded 285 rushing yards through 4 contests.
Zach Wilson has completed 401 of his attempted career 602 throws for a completion percentage of 66.6%. He is averaging 236.4 yds per outing. For his career, Wilson has passed for 5,201 yards with 31 TD's and 13 interceptions. His quarterback rating is 151.9 with a TD percentage of 5.1% and an interception percentage of 2.2%. Since his college career started, he has attempted running the football 165 different times totaling 448 yards.
The last time they took the field, the Houston Cougars took the field against the Navy Midshipmen and were on the losing end of this game by a score of 56-41. Clayton Tune paced the team on the ground in this contest. His longest run of the day went for 23 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for 61 yards via 11 carries which had him averaging 5.5 yards per tote. Marquez Stevenson was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 133 yards on 8 receptions. He notched an average of 16.6 yards per reception in this contest. Clayton Tune went 23/35 with 393 yards by way of the pass and threw 4 touchdowns. He walked away with 4 picks for the contest.
The Houston Cougars are averaging 476 yards per outing ranking them 13th in Division 1. They are averaging 157.0 yards via the ground game. Regarding their ability to score points, the Cougars rank 3rd in the nation holding an average of 49 points per game. Houston has conceded a total of 70 rushing yards in addition to 1 touchdown via the rush so far this season. The Cougars are surrendering 31 points per contest, ranking them 58th in college football. They have allowed 1 touchdown through the air and 141 yards per game, which puts them in 13th in D-1.
Tune has passed for 21 touchdowns while tossing 13 interceptions in his collegiate career. His touchdown percentage is 6.4% and his interception rate is 4.0%. He has run for 312 yards on 119 attempts. He is averaging 203.6 yds per game through the air with a 137.0 quarterback rating. In 13 contests in his career, Clayton Tune has completed 185 of his 329 attempts for a total of 2,647 yds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Cougars +4.5 and over 60.5 total points
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