BYU Cougars vs Utah State Aggies Prediction, 10/1/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: BYU Cougars vs Utah State Aggies
Date: Friday, October 1, 2021
Location: Maverik Stadium in Logan, UT
Odds/Point Spread: Aggies (+7.5)
Maverik Stadium is the location where the Utah State Aggies (3-1) will try to beat the BYU Cougars (4-0) on Friday. BYU opens this contest as 7.5-point favorites. The over/under is 55.5.
The BYU Cougars head into this matchup 4-0 this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Cougars faced the USF Bulls and went home with a win by a final score of 35-27. Tyler Allgeier was the rushing leader for the Cougars with 15 totes for 86 yards (5.7 yards per carry). Baylor Romney finished 20/25 with 305 yds through the air and 3 TDs. He had a quarterback rate of 222.1 and ended the contest without throwing a pick. In the running game, the Cougars conceded 174 yds on 48 tries, which is 3.6 yds per run allowed. BYU surrendered 17 completions on 24 tries for 186 yards, and a completion rate of 70.8%. In all, they had 50 plays which gave them 448 yds. The BYU Cougars ran the football 25 different times and totaled 143 yds, which had them averaging 5.7 yards per attempt.
Concerning scoring, the BYU Cougars are sitting at 28.0 points per game. As a unit they're maintaining an average of 168.0 yards via the ground game ranking them 58th in the nation. The Cougars have earned 1,550 yards in total for the season. When it comes to getting in the endzone, BYU has amassed 11 passing touchdowns and 4 rushing touchdowns. BYU has amassed 83 1st downs offensively, and they have been called for 19 infractions for 179 yards. They have turned the ball over 2 different times.
In terms of yards through the air, the Cougars are allowing 943 yds which has them sitting in 94th in the country. They have conceded 235.8 yards per outing via the pass and conceding a completion percentage of 70.1%. In total, they are giving up 388.0 yards/game ranking them 89th in Division 1. They have conceded 2 touchdowns through the air as well as 6 touchdowns pounding the rock. The opposition is running for 4.3 yards per running attempt and 152.3 rushing yards per game on the season. Over the course of this season, they have allowed 609 rushing yards through 4 games. The Cougars are ranked 53rd in college football concerning their opponents scoring, conceding 19.3 points per game.
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The Aggies head into this game 3-1 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Aggies took a loss by a score of 27-3 when they played the Boise State Broncos. Logan Bonner walked away from the game with 173 yards on 11/25 passing while his quarterback rating was 86.1. He tossed 2 picks and his Y/A was 6.9. Calvin Tyler Jr. carried the rock 20 times for 126 yards, walking away from the game with 6.3 yds per carry for Utah State. The Aggies ended up finishing with 443 yds and they ran 73 plays (6.1 yards per play). Utah State ran for 5.6 yds per carry, finishing with a total of 235 yards on 42 carries. Utah State relinquished 42 attempts on the ground for 148 yds (3.5 yards per rush). The Aggies secondary gave up a completion rate of 56.4%, relinquishing 287 yds on 22 out of 39 through the air.
The Utah State Aggies average 533.3 yards per game, ranking them 10th in Division 1. The Utah State offense has 276 yards of penalties on 34 infractions, which ranks 14th in the nation in terms of helping out the other team. For the year thus far, the Aggies have earned 1,279 passing yards not to mention holding an average of 319.8 passing yards per outing, giving them a rank of 13th in Division 1. When discussing this team's ability to score points, the Aggies are sitting 58th in the country holding an average of 31.5 PPG.
The Aggies are relinquishing 29.8 PPG, which puts them 112th in the country. Utah State has allowed a total of 799 yards rushing (199.8 yards per contest) in addition to 7 touchdowns via the rush for the year. This year, they have given up 119 points. They have surrendered 7 touchdowns through the air as well as 263.5 yards per game, which has them in 117th in the nation. The Aggies defense has been on the field for 287 plays, which ranks them 113th in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's Cougars/Aggies college football game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Aggies +7.5
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