Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs BYU Cougars Prediction, 10/31/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs BYU Cougars
Date: Saturday, October 31, 2020
Location: LaVell Edwards Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Western Kentucky (+28.5)
LaVell Edwards Stadium is the venue where Zach Wilson and the BYU Cougars (6-0) will play the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (2-4) on Saturday. The spread on this contest has BYU as 28.5-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 53.
In the last game they played, the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers took on the Chattanooga Mocs and ended up getting the win by a score of 13-10. Gaej Walker paced the team on the ground in this game. He broke a long run for 38 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for 88 yards on 17 carries which meant he was running for 5.2 yards per carry. Mitchell Tinsley was the receiving yardage leader by earning 46 yards on 4 catches. He had an average of 11.5 yards per catch in this game. Tyrrell Pigrome went 4/8 with 73 yards via the pass and threw 1 TD. He finished the game without throwing an interception.
In terms of scoring, the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers hold an average of 17.7 PPG. As a unit they're averaging 109.7 yards rushing which has them sitting 84th in the country. The Hilltoppers have earned 1,671 total yards this season. In terms of getting the ball in the endzone, Western Kentucky has amassed 10 touchdowns via the pass and 3 rushing touchdowns. In terms of yards through the air, the Hilltoppers are giving up 1,086 yards which ranks them 66th in the nation. For the season, they have allowed 370.0 yards per outing putting them at 47th in the country. The Hilltoppers rank 60th in college football concerning the opposition scoring, giving up 27.8 PPG. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.6 yards per tote and 189.0 rushing yards per contest on the campaign. Over the course of their 6 games played this season, they have conceded 181.0 yards per game through the air in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 57.9%. In total, they have conceded 1,134 rushing yards through 6 outings.
For his college career, Pigrome has passed for 2,421 yds with 16 TD's and 10 interceptions. Over the course of his collegiate career, he has taken off and run 234 different times for a total of 845 yards. His QB rating is 118.9 with a touchdown rate of 4.2% and an interception percentage of 2.6%. He is averaging 62.1 yards per game. Tyrrell Pigrome has connected on 217 of his attempted career 381 passes for a completion percentage of 57.0%.
In their last game, the BYU Cougars played the Texas State Bobcats and earned the win by a score of 52-14. Zach Wilson went 19/25 with 287 yards by way of the pass and added 4 TD's. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. Tyler Allgeier led the team in rushing for that game. He tore off a long run of 14 yards and he tallied 1 TD for this game. He scurried for 76 yards via 12 carries which meant he was running for 6.3 yards per carry. Dax Milne led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 89 yards on 4 catches. He notched an average of 22.3 yards per reception for that game.
In relation to their scoring prowess, the Cougars rank 6th in D-1 by scoring 45.0 points per game. During the season thus far, the Cougars have racked up 2,120 passing yards in addition to holding an average of 353.3 passing yards per outing, which has them ranked 6th in the nation. They are averaging 194.3 yards per game via the rush and have toted the ball for 1,166 yards overall. The BYU Cougars have an average of 547.7 yards per outing ranking them 6th in the country. The Cougars are allowing 14.0 points per game, which has them 25th in D-1. This season, they have allowed 84 total points. BYU has allowed a total of 530 yards rushing (88.3 yards/game) and 2 touchdowns by way of the ground game for the campaign. They have surrendered 8 touchdowns through the air as well as 196.3 yards per game, which puts them in 41st in the country.
Wilson has thrown for 39 touchdowns while giving up 13 picks in his career. His touchdown percentage is 5.9% and his interception percentage is 2.0%. He has taken off and run for 503 yards on 178 attempts. He averages 245.3 passing yards per game with a 157.4 QB rating. In the 24 contests in his collegiate career, Zach Wilson has completed 445 of 662 tries for a total of 5,888 yards.
Who will win tonight's Hilltoppers/Cougars NCAA football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cougars -28.5
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