Utah Utes vs BYU Cougars Prediction, 9/11/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Utah Utes vs BYU Cougars
Date: Saturday, September 11, 2021
Location: LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, UT
Odds/Point Spread: Cougars (+7)
LaVell Edwards Stadium is the location where the BYU Cougars (1-0) will try to defeat the Utah Utes (1-0) on Saturday. BYU opens this matchup as 7-point underdogs. The total is set at 48.
The Utah Utes step onto the field holding a record of 1-0 for this season. In their last matchup, the Utes played the Weber State Wildcats and walked away with a win by a score of 40-17. Charlie Brewer connected on 19/27 with 233 yds through the air and 2 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rate of 159.9 and ended the game with 1 pick. Tavion Thomas was the leader on the ground for the Utes with 12 carries for 107 yds (8.9 yards per carry). The Utah Utes ran the ball a total of 31 different times and totaled 188 yards, which came out to an average of 6.1 yds per attempt. When all was said and done, they tallied 60 plays which gave them 450 yds. Utah relinquished 21 completions on 33 tries for 213 yards, and a completion percentage of 63.6%. Against the run, the Utes conceded 57 yds on 30 tries, which is an average of 1.9 yards per run allowed.
The Utes have earned 450 total yards for the season. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Utah has compiled 3 touchdowns through the air and 2 rushing touchdowns. Utah has compiled 28 first downs as an offense, and they have been called for 3 penalties for 30 yds. As a team they're averaging 188.0 yards via the ground game which is 51st in the nation. Regarding getting in the endzone, the Utah Utes are averaging 40.0 points per outing.
The Utes are ranked 69th in Division 1 when it comes to team defense, conceding 17.0 points per game. The opposition is running for an average of 1.9 yards per run and 57.0 rushing yards per game this year. Over the course of this season, they have allowed 57 yards on the ground through 1 game. In terms of yards through the air, the Utes are allowing 213 yds which puts them in 79th in Division 1. They are allowing 213.0 yards per game through the air as well as allowing a completion percentage of 63.6%. Over the course of this season, they are giving up 270.0 yards/outing putting them at 43rd in D-1.
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The Cougars head into this game 1-0 this year. For their last game, the Cougars got the victory with a final of 24-16 against the Arizona Wildcats. Jaren Hall (2 touchdowns) ended the game with 198 yds on 18/28 through the air while his quarterback rating was 147.3. He didn't toss any interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 7.1. Tyler Allgeier ran the ball 17 times for 94 yds, finishing the game with 5.5 yards per attempt for BYU. The Cougars finished with 368 yards while running 63 plays (5.8 yds per play). BYU ran for 4.7 yards per tote, finishing with 161 yards on 34 carries. BYU gave up 35 running attempts for 81 yds (2.3 yards per rush). The Cougars passing defense gave up a completion percentage of 75.0%, relinquishing 345 yards on 36 for 48 through the air.
The BYU Cougars have an average of 368.0 yards per outing, which has them ranked 78th in Division 1. The BYU offense has racked up 30 yds of penalties on 3 violations, which has them ranked 114th in college football in terms of making mistakes. For the year thus far, the Cougars have compiled 207 yards through the air, ranking them 73rd in college football. When it comes to this team's ability to score points, the Cougars are sitting 79th in college football averaging 24.0 points per game.
BYU has surrendered a total of 81 yards via the ground game. They have allowed the opposition 1 touchdown via the pass as well as 345.0 yards/outing, which has them in 132nd in the country. The Cougars defense has been on the field for 83 plays, which is 126th in the country. The Cougars are allowing 16.0 PPG, which puts them 60th in D-1.
Who will win tonight's Utes/Cougars college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Utes -7
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