Boise State Broncos vs BYU Cougars Prediction, 10/9/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boise State Broncos vs BYU Cougars
Date: Saturday, October 9, 2021
Location: LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, UT
TV: ABC or ESPN
Odds/Point Spread: Cougars (-1)
LaVell Edwards Stadium is the site where the BYU Cougars (5-0) will attempt to defeat the Boise State Broncos (2-3) on Saturday. BYU opens as 1-point favorites. The over/under is 55.5.
The Boise State Broncos head into this game 2-3 for this season. In their last matchup, the Broncos took on the Nevada Wolf Pack and went home with a loss by a final score of 41-31. Hank Bachmeier finished 34/48 with 388 yards passing and 4 TDs. He had a quarterback rating of 162.1 and walked away from the game with 1 pick. Cyrus Habibi-Likio was the best rusher for the Broncos with 10 carries for 46 yds (4.6 yds per carry). The Boise State Broncos ended up rushing 32 different times and recorded 62 yds, which had them averaging 1.9 yds per carry. Overall, they had 80 plays for 450 yards. Boise State gave up 25 pass completions on 37 attempts for a total of 263 yards, and a completion percentage of 67.6%. When it came to stopping the run, the Broncos conceded 130 yds on 30 attempts, which calculates to 4.3 yds per run surrendered.
The Broncos have earned 1,932 total yards this year. In terms of scoring touchdowns, Boise State has amassed 11 touchdowns through the air and 6 rushing touchdowns. They have surrendered the ball 8 different times. Boise State has accumulated 106 1st downs offensively, and they have committed 24 penalties for 233 yards. As a team they're averaging 82.4 yards via the ground game which ranks them 124th in the nation. Concerning getting in the endzone, the Boise State Broncos are sitting at 32.6 PPG.
In terms of passing yards, the Broncos have conceded 1,103 yards which puts them in 78th in D-1. They have conceded 220.6 yards per contest through the air in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 59.0%. Overall, they are giving up 414.6 yards/contest ranking them 108th in the country. They have yielded 6 touchdowns through the air and 7 touchdowns pounding the rock. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.5 yards per rush on the ground and 194.0 yards on the ground per contest on the season. Overall, they have conceded 970 rushing yards through 5 contests. The Broncos are sitting in 68th in the country when it comes to team defense, conceding 22.8 points per game.
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The Cougars come into this matchup with a record of 5-0 this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Cougars got the victory with a final of 34-20 when they faced the Utah State Aggies. Baylor Romney (1 touchdown) walked away from the contest with 187 yds on 15/19 through the air while his QB rating was 179.0. He didn't throw any interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 9.8. Tyler Allgeier carried the rock 22 times for 218 yards, finishing the contest with 9.9 yards per carry for BYU. BYU ran for 6.1 yards per tote, finishing the game with 221 yds on 36 carries. The Cougars finished the game with a total of 466 yds and they ran 66 plays (7.1 yds per play). The Cougars pass defense gave up a completion percentage of 54.2%, surrendering 314 yds on 26 out of 48 through the air. BYU surrendered 35 rushing attempts for 22 yards (0.6 yds per carry).
When discussing their ability to score points, the Cougars currently sit 67th in the nation scoring 29.2 points per game. For the year so far, the Cougars have thrown for 1,123 passing yards along with an average of 224.6 passing yards per game, which has them ranked 74th in D-1. The BYU Cougars have an average of 403.2 yards/outing, ranking them 64th in the nation. The BYU offense has totaled 239 yds of penalties on 27 infractions, which is 91st in the country in terms of helping out the opposition.
BYU has conceded a total of 631 yards via the ground game (126.2 yards per game) and 6 touchdowns rushing for the campaign. They have yielded 4 touchdowns through the air as well as 251.4 yards/game, which puts them in 110th in college football. The Cougars defense has taken the field for 351 plays, which has them ranked 103rd in the nation. The Cougars are giving up 19.4 points per game, which has them sitting 46th in college football. Over the course of the season, they have relinquished 97 total points.
Who will win tonight's Broncos/Cougars college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Broncos +1
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