BYU Cougars vs Oregon Ducks Prediction, 9/17/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: BYU Cougars vs Oregon Ducks
Date: Saturday, September 17, 2022
Location: Autzen Stadium in Eugene, OR
Odds/Point Spread: Ducks (-3.5)
The BYU Cougars (2-0) are en route to Autzen Stadium on Saturday where they will take on the Oregon Ducks (1-1). Oregon opens this matchup as 3.5-point favorites. The total comes in at 57.
The BYU Cougars come into this game with a record of 2-0 for this season. In their last game, the Cougars went up against the Baylor Bears and walked away with a win by a score of 26-20. Jaren Hall went 23/39 with 261 yards through the air and 1 TD. He had a QB rate of 123.7 and walked away from the contest with no picks. Christopher Brooks led the offense in rushing for the Cougars with 13 carries for 31 yards (2.4 yds per attempt). The BYU Cougars ended up running the ball 33 different times and accrued 83 yards, earning them an average of 2.5 yds per carry. At the end of the game, they ran 73 plays which gave them 366 yds. BYU surrendered 18 pass completions on 28 tries for a total of 137 yards, and a completion rate of 64.3%. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Cougars gave up 152 yards on 52 attempts, which is an average of 2.9 yards per rush surrendered.
The Cougars have tallied 939 total yards for the season. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, BYU has compiled 4 touchdowns via the pass and 4 rushing touchdowns. They have turned the ball over 1 time. BYU has accounted for 51 first downs, and they have been hurt by 13 infractions for 109 yards. As a team they're averaging 197.5 yards on the ground which ranks them 40th in the nation. When it comes to putting points on the board, the BYU Cougars have an average of 38.0 points per contest.
The Cougars are sitting in 58th in D-1 in terms of the opposition scoring, conceding 20.5 points per game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.5 yards per tote and 136.5 rushing yards per contest on the year. For the year, they have given up 273 rushing yards through 2 contests. When it comes to yards through the air, the Cougars are allowing 309 yds which ranks them 20th in college football. They have yielded 154.5 yards per outing via the pass in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 60.3%. In total, they have given up 291.0 yards per game which ranks them 35th in Division 1. They have allowed 1 touchdown by air as well as 4 touchdowns pounding the rock.
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The Ducks come into this matchup with a record of 1-1 this year. When they last stepped on the gridiron, the Ducks got the victory with a final of 70-14 against the Eastern Washington Eagles. Bo Nix (5 TDs) walked away from the contest with 277 yds on 28/33 through the air while his QB rate was 205.4. He didn't toss any picks and his Y/A was 8.4. Mar'Keise Irving carried the ball 8 times for 74 yds, finishing the game with 9.3 yards per carry for Oregon. Oregon ran the football for 5.5 yds per carry, finishing with 263 yards on 48 carries. The Ducks finished the contest with a total of 604 yds on 89 plays (6.8 yds per play). The Ducks pass defense allowed a completion percentage of 52.2%, surrendering 87 yds on 12 out of 23 through the air. Oregon conceded 28 rush attempts for 100 yards (3.6 yds per rush).
When it comes to this team's ability to score points, the Ducks are ranked 51st in Division 1 by scoring 36.5 points per outing. During the season thus far, the Ducks have compiled 514 passing yards in addition to an average of 257.0 throwing yards per outing, putting them at 58th in D-1. The Oregon Ducks are averaging 458.5 yards per outing, which is good for 47th in Division 1. The Oregon offense has accrued 90 yds of penalties on 11 violations, which has them sitting 91st in Division 1 in terms of hurting your team.
Oregon has conceded a total of 232 rushing yards (116.0 yards per outing) in addition to 4 touchdowns rushing for the campaign. They have given up 5 touchdowns through the air in addition to 263.0 yards/outing, which has them ranked 98th in D-1. The Ducks defense has participated in 113 plays, ranking them 17th in Division 1. The Ducks are relinquishing 31.5 points per game, which has them ranked 100th in the country. This season, they have allowed 63 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Cougars/Ducks college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Ducks -3.5
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