Virginia Cavaliers vs BYU Cougars Prediction, 10/30/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Virginia Cavaliers vs BYU Cougars
Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021
Location: LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, UT
Odds/Point Spread: Cougars (-1.5)
The Virginia Cavaliers (6-2) are en route to LaVell Edwards Stadium on Saturday where they will attempt to defeat the BYU Cougars (6-2). Virginia opens this contest as 1.5-point dogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under is set at 64.
The Virginia Cavaliers head into this matchup 6-2 for this season. In their last matchup, the Cavaliers played the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and took home the win by a score of 48-40. Brennan Armstrong went 29/43 with 396 yards through the air and 4 TDs. He had a QB rate of 175.5 and finished the game with no picks. Brennan Armstrong was the rushing leader for the Cavaliers with 12 carries for 99 yards (8.3 yards per attempt). In the game, they tallied 73 plays for 636 yds. The Virginia Cavaliers ran the ball 30 different times and totaled 240 yds, which is an average of 8.0 yds per attempt. When it came to stopping the run, the Cavaliers conceded 270 yds on 34 attempts, which is 7.9 yds per rush surrendered. Virginia conceded 27 completions on 44 attempts for 300 yards, and a completion percentage of 61.4%.
The Cavaliers have earned 4,316 total yards for this campaign. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Virginia has earned 23 passing touchdowns and 14 touchdowns via the ground. They have surrendered the football 10 times. Virginia has tallied 221 1st downs as a unit, and they have committed 53 infractions for 460 yds. Offensively they are averaging 134.9 yards on the ground which has them sitting 89th in college football. Concerning scoring, the Virginia Cavaliers have an average of 37.6 points per contest.
When talking about yards via the pass, the Cavaliers are conceding 1,875 yds which has them ranked 113th in college football. They are conceding 234.4 yards per game via the pass as well as conceding a completion percentage of 58.8%. In total, they have yielded 432.8 yards per contest which ranks them 117th in Division 1. They have given up 14 touchdowns through the air and 12 touchdowns running the ball. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.3 yards per rushing attempt and 198.4 yards on the ground per game this year. For the year, they have given up 1,587 running yards through 8 games. The Cavaliers rank 85th in D-1 when it comes to the opposition scoring, giving up 26.4 PPG.
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The Cougars come into this matchup with a record of 6-2 for this season. For their last game, the Cougars walked away with a victory by a final of 21-19 when they faced the Washington State Cougars. Jaren Hall finished the game with 143 yds on 15/20 through the air while his QB rate was 135.1. He didn't toss any interceptions and his average yards per pass attempt was 7.2. Tyler Allgeier ran the ball 32 times for 191 yds, finishing the game with 6.0 yards per carry for BYU. The Cougars finished the contest with 385 yds on 69 plays (5.6 yards per play). BYU ran for 5.0 yards per tote, finishing the game with 238 yds on 48 carries. BYU relinquished 23 attempts on the ground for 93 yds (4.0 yards per rush). The Cougars passing defense allowed a completion rate of 70.3%, relinquishing 257 yards on 26 for 37 passing.
The BYU Cougars maintain an average of 402.9 yards per outing, ranking them 65th in college football. The BYU offense has compiled 339 penalty yds on 40 infractions, which ranks 92nd in the country in terms of giving up free yards. Over the course of the season thus far, the Cougars have compiled 1,914 yards through the air as well as holding an average of 239.3 passing yards per game, ranking them 60th in Division 1. In relation to putting points on the board, the Cougars are sitting 85th in the nation averaging 26.0 points per game.
BYU has surrendered a total of 1,167 yards on the ground (145.9 yards per contest) in addition to 15 touchdowns rushing for the campaign. They have conceded 5 touchdowns via the pass as well as 239.6 yards per outing, which puts them in 97th in D-1. The Cougars defense has participated in 560 plays, which is good for 131st in Division 1. The Cougars are giving up 22.5 points per contest, ranking them 59th in college football. This year, they have allowed 180 points.
Who will win tonight's Cavaliers/Cougars college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cavaliers +1.5
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