Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs BYU Cougars Prediction, 10/2/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs BYU Cougars
Date: Friday, October 2, 2020
Location: LaVell Edwards Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Louisiana Tech (+22.5)
Luke Anthony and the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs go to LaVell Edwards Stadium on Friday where they'll take on the BYU Cougars. BYU opens this game as 22.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 54.5.
The last time they played, the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs went up against the Houston Baptist Huskies and notched a win by a score of 66-38. Justin Henderson paced the team in rushing in this outing. He tore off a long run of 34 yards and he added 1 TD for this game. He ran for 77 yards on 11 carries which meant he averaged 7.0 yards per run. Wayne Toussant led the team in receiving yardage by earning 91 yards on 3 receptions. He averaged 30.3 yards per catch in this outing. Luke Anthony went 17/30 with 314 yards by way of the pass and added 5 touchdowns. He gave away 1 interception for the game.
When it comes to putting points on the board, the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs hold an average of 48.5 PPG. Offensively they hold an average of 172.5 yards via the ground game giving them a rank of 31st in the country. The Bulldogs currently have 923 total yards for the year. When it comes to notching touchdowns, Louisiana Tech has earned 10 passing touchdowns and 3 rushing touchdowns. When it comes to passing yards, the Bulldogs are giving up 670 yards which puts them in 67th in Division 1. Over the course of this season, they have surrendered 447 yards per game which puts them 62nd in Division 1. The Bulldogs are ranked 62nd in college football in terms of their opponents scoring, giving up 34.0 points per contest. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.9 yards per rush and 112.0 rushing yards per contest for the season. During their 2 games played this year, they have relinquished 335 yards per game through the air in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 67.8%. Overall, they have conceded 224 yards on the ground through 2 games.
Luke Anthony has connected on 30 of his career 51 passes for a completion percentage of 58.8%. He is throwing for 231.5 yards per contest. For his career, Anthony has thrown for 463 yds with 8 TD's and 1 pick. He has a QB rating of 182.9 with a TD rate of 15.7% and an interception percentage of 2.0%. Over the course of his time in college, he has attempted a run 8 different times for a total of 2 rushing yds.
In their last game, the BYU Cougars faced the Troy Trojans and notched a win by a score of 48-7. Lopini Katoa paced the team in rushing in this outing. He broke a long run for 19 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He ran for 76 yards by way of 11 carries which meant he was running for 6.9 yards per run. Dax Milne was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 140 yards on 7 catches. He earned an average of 20.0 yards per reception in this outing. Zach Wilson went 23/28 with 392 yards by way of the pass and added 2 touchdowns. He ended the game without an interception.
Over the course of the season to this point, the Cougars have compiled 751 passing yards in addition to an average of 375.5 passing yards per contest, which is ranked 8th in college football. The BYU Cougars average 623.0 yards per contest which has them ranked 4th in college football. They have an average of 247.5 yards per game via the ground game and have rushed for 495 yards for the year. In terms of their ability to score points, the Cougars are 2nd in the nation by tallying 51.5 points per outing. BYU has given up a total of 139 rushing yards (69.5 yards per outing) as well as 1 touchdown on the ground on the season. The Cougars are surrendering 5.0 PPG, which has them ranked 12th in college football. This year, they have relinquished 10 pts. They have conceded 0 touchdowns from the passing game and 96 yards per contest, which puts them in 11th in D-1.
Wilson has passed for 27 touchdowns compared to 13 interceptions. His touchdown rate on pass attempts is 4.9% and his interception rate is 2.4%. He has rushed for 386 yds on 151 tries. He averages 229.2 yds per contest through the air with a 147.1 quarterback rating. During the 20 games in his career, Zach Wilson has been successful on 355 of 546 tries for 4,584 yards.
Key Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Injuries
09/28/20 WR Jerrod Means Eligibility is out for season
Key BYU Cougars Injuries
09/28/20 QB Jaren Hall Hip is questionable Friday vs Louisiana Tech
09/28/20 OL Kieffer Longson COVID-19 is questionable Friday vs Louisiana Tech
09/28/20 RB Sione Finau Knee is questionable Friday vs Louisiana Tech
09/28/20 DB Hayden Livingston Concussion is questionable Friday vs Louisiana Tech
09/25/20 DE Uriah Leiataua Undisclosed is out indefinitely
09/25/20 LB Chaz Ah You Undisclosed is out for season
09/25/20 RB Hinckley Ropati Undisclosed is out for season
09/23/20 OL Tristen Hoge COVID-19 is out indefinitely
09/10/20 RB Jackson McChesney Foot is out for season
09/03/20 TE Matt Bushman Achilles is out for season
Who will win tonight's Bulldogs/Cougars college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Bulldogs +22.5
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