BYU Cougars vs USC Trojans Prediction, 11/27/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: BYU Cougars vs USC Trojans
Date: Saturday, November 27, 2021
Location: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Trojans (+7)
The BYU Cougars (9-2) are hitting the road to Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Saturday where they will attempt to defeat the USC Trojans (4-6). USC opens as 7-point dogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The total is 64.
The BYU Cougars head into this game 9-2 for this season. In their last matchup, the Cougars took the field against the Georgia Southern Eagles and notched a win by a score of 34-17. Tyler Allgeier was the leader on the ground for the Cougars with 25 totes for 136 yards (5.4 yds per attempt). Jaren Hall finished 17/29 with 312 yds passing and 2 touchdowns. He had a QB rate of 171.8 and ended the contest without throwing a pick. In the running game, the Cougars conceded 146 yds on 37 tries, which is 3.9 yds per run surrendered. BYU allowed 11 completions on 15 attempts for a total of 122 yards, and a completion rate of 73.3%. At the end of the game, they ran 69 plays which converted into 507 yds. The BYU Cougars ran the football 40 different times and had 195 yds, which came out to an average of 4.9 yards per attempt.
Regarding putting the ball in the endzone, the BYU Cougars hold an average of 33.4 PPG. As a team they are averaging 187.5 yards via the ground game ranking them 42nd in college football. The Cougars have racked up 5,024 total yards this season. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, BYU has earned 24 touchdowns via the pass and 23 touchdowns on the ground. BYU has recorded 257 first downs, and they have been hurt by 58 infractions for 490 yards. They have turned the football over 9 times.
The Cougars are sitting in 59th in college football when it comes to the opposition scoring, conceding 23.6 points per game. They are allowing an average of 4.2 yards per rushing attempt and 145.5 rushing yards per contest for the campaign. Over the course of this year, they have given up 1,601 rushing yards through 11 games. Regarding yards through the air, the Cougars have conceded 2,578 yds which puts them in 89th in the country. They have given up 234.4 yards per game via the pass in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 64.4%. For the year, they are granting 379.8 yards/outing which puts them 84th in college football. They have yielded 10 touchdowns by air and 21 touchdowns running the ball.
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The Trojans step onto the field holding a record of 4-6 this season. For their last game, the Trojans walked away with a loss by a score of 62-33 against the UCLA Bruins. Jaxson Dart (1 touchdown) walked away from the game with 325 yds on 27/47 through the air while his QB rating was 114.0. He had 2 picks and his Y/A was 6.9. Keaontay Ingram carried the football 17 times for 96 yds, ending the game with 5.6 yards per attempt for USC. The Trojans finished the contest with 484 yds and they ran 86 plays (5.6 yards per play). USC ran for 4.1 yds per carry, totaling 159 yards on 39 carries. USC gave up 44 rushing attempts for 260 yds (5.9 yards per rush). The Trojans pass defense conceded a completion rate of 72.7%, relinquishing 349 yds on 16 for 22 passing.
In relation to the points being put on the board, the Trojans currently sit 58th in Division 1 averaging 29.9 PPG. Over the course of the season so far, the Trojans have compiled 3,067 passing yards not to mention an average of 306.7 passing yards per contest, which has them ranked 14th in college football. The USC Trojans maintain an average of 445.7 yards/game, ranking them 28th in the nation. The USC offense has racked up 797 penalty yards on 81 violations, which is 23rd in D-1 in terms of giving up free yards.
The Trojans are surrendering 32.2 PPG, which has them 115th in college football. USC has given up a total of 1,738 yards via the ground game (173.8 yards/game) and 23 touchdowns rushing on the season. Over the course of the season, they have given up 322 points in total. They have allowed 18 touchdowns through the air and 244.9 yards per outing, which puts them in 104th in the nation. The Trojans defense has participated in 638 plays, which has them ranked 17th in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's Cougars/Trojans college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Trojans +7
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