Arizona State Sun Devils vs BYU Cougars Prediction, 9/18/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona State Sun Devils vs BYU Cougars
Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021
Location: LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, UT
Odds/Point Spread: Cougars (+2)
LaVell Edwards Stadium is where the BYU Cougars (2-0) will take on the Arizona State Sun Devils (2-0) on Saturday. Arizona State opens this matchup as 2-point favorites. The betting total is set at 49.5.
The Arizona State Sun Devils head into this game 2-0 this year. In their last game, the Sun Devils faced the UNLV Runnin' Rebels and took home the win by a score of 37-10. Jayden Daniels went 20/29 with 175 yards passing and 2 touchdowns. He had a QB rating of 135.5 and walked away from the contest with 1 pick. Rachaad White was the best rusher for the Sun Devils with 22 carries for 90 yards (4.1 yards per carry). The Arizona State Sun Devils ended up rushing 47 different times and recorded 290 yds, which had them averaging 6.2 yds per attempt. Once the final whistle blew, they had 76 plays which gave them 465 yds. Arizona State allowed 7 pass completions on 19 tries for 67 yards, and a completion rate of 36.8%. Against the run, the Sun Devils gave up 88 yards on 32 tries, which is an average of 2.8 yds per run allowed.
The Sun Devils have earned 886 yards in total for the season. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Arizona State has amassed 2 passing touchdowns and 9 touchdowns on the ground. Arizona State has recorded 51 first downs as a team, and they have been flagged for 20 infractions for 198 yds. Offensively they average 256.0 yards rushing which ranks them 14th in college football. When it comes to scoring, the Arizona State Sun Devils are averaging 39.0 points per contest.
In terms of passing yardage, the Sun Devils have allowed 213 yards which ranks them 30th in the country. They have conceded 106.5 yards per contest through the air in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 52.0%. For the season, they are conceding 189.5 yards/outing ranking them 32nd in D-1. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 2.9 yards per run and 83.0 yards on the ground per game for the year. Overall, they have allowed 166 rushing yards through 2 games. The Sun Devils rank 30th in Division 1 when it comes to the opposition scoring, allowing 12.0 points per game.
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The Cougars step onto the field holding a record of 2-0 for this season. In their last game, the Cougars went home victorious with a score of 26-17 when they played the Utah Utes. Tyler Allgeier ran the ball 27 times for 102 yds, ending the game with 3.8 yds per attempt for BYU. Jaren Hall (3 touchdowns) ended the game with 149 yds on 18/30 passing while his quarterback rate was 134.7. He didn't toss any picks and his Y/A was 5.0. BYU relinquished 25 attempts on the ground for 193 yds (7.7 yds per rush). The Cougars passing defense allowed a completion percentage of 57.7%, relinquishing 147 yards on 15 out of 26 passing. The Cougars finished the contest with 380 yds and they ran 76 plays (5.0 yards per play). BYU rushed the ball for 5.0 yds per attempt, finishing the game with 231 yds on 46 attempts.
When it comes to the points being put on the board, the Cougars are ranking 93rd in D-1 scoring 25.0 PPG. During the season to this point, the Cougars currently sit at 356 yards through the air in addition to an average of 178.0 passing yards per game, which ranks 81st in Division 1. The BYU Cougars hold an average of 374.0 yards per game, ranking them 60th in D-1. The BYU offense has accrued 105 penalty yds on 11 violations, which has them sitting 71st in the nation in terms of giving up free yards.
BYU has given up a total of 274 yards rushing (137.0 yards per game) in addition to 1 touchdown by way of the ground game this season. They have allowed 2 touchdowns via the pass and 246.0 yards/contest, which has them sitting 117th in D-1. The Cougars defense has been on the field for 134 plays, which is 89th in the country. The Cougars are relinquishing 16.5 points per game, which has them ranked 50th in Division 1. In total, they have allowed 33 pts.
Who will win tonight's Sun Devils/Cougars college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Sun Devils -2
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