BYU Cougars vs Stanford Cardinal Prediction, 11/26/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: BYU Cougars vs Stanford Cardinal
Date: Saturday, November 26, 2022
Location: Stanford Stadium in Stanford, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Cardinal (+5.5)
The BYU Cougars (6-5) are hitting the road to Stanford Stadium on Saturday where they will attempt to beat the Stanford Cardinal (3-8). Stanford opens this matchup as 5.5-point dogs. The over/under is 57.
The BYU Cougars head into this matchup 6-5 this season. In their last matchup, the Cougars faced the Utah Tech Trailblazers and notched a win by a score of 52-26. Jaren Hall went 23/35 with 456 yards passing and 5 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rate of 216.6 and ended the contest with 1 pick. Christopher Brooks was the leader on the ground for the Cougars with 12 carries for 102 yds (8.5 yards per carry). The BYU Cougars ended up rushing 41 times and amassed 220 yards, which earned them an average of 5.4 yards per attempt. Overall, they had 76 plays which converted into 676 yards. BYU relinquished 25 completions on 50 attempts for a total of 340 yds, and a completion rate of 50.0%. In the running game, the Cougars conceded 80 yds on 21 attempts, which is 3.8 yards per rush surrendered.
In terms of putting points on the board, the BYU Cougars hold an average of 31.6 PPG. Offensively they're maintaining an average of 157.2 yards on the ground ranking this team at 64th in college football. The Cougars have racked up 4,835 total yards over the course of this season. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, BYU has earned 30 passing touchdowns and 14 rushing touchdowns. BYU has accounted for 242 1st downs as an offense, and they have been called for 70 infractions for 644 yds. They have turned the ball over 9 times.
The Cougars rank 104th in Division 1 when it comes to team defense, giving up 30.4 PPG. They are allowing 4.8 yards per attempt on the ground and 185.0 rushing yards per contest for the season. For the year, they have allowed 2,035 yards via the ground game in 11 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the Cougars are conceding 2,510 yards which ranks them 71st in the country. They have allowed 228.2 yards per game via the pass in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 65.2%. Over the course of this season, they are surrendering 413.2 yards/game which puts them 101st in D-1. They have given up 22 touchdowns through the air as well as 19 touchdowns pounding the rock.
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The Cardinal head into this game 3-8 for this year. The last time they took the field, the Cardinal took a defeat with a final score of 27-20 when they faced the California Golden Bears. Tanner McKee (1 touchdown) walked away from the game with 271 yards on 29/45 passing while his QB rating was 117.9. He had 1 pick and his Y/A was 6.0. Mitch Leigber ran the football 22 times for 83 yds, finishing the game with 3.8 yards per attempt for Stanford. The Cardinal finished the game with 400 yds on 80 plays (5.0 yds per play). Stanford rushed for 4.0 yards per tote, finishing with a total of 129 yds on 32 attempts. Stanford allowed 22 attempts on the ground for 113 yds (5.1 yards per rush). The Cardinal passing defense conceded a completion rate of 53.5%, relinquishing 280 yards on 23 for 43 through the air.
Concerning their scoring prowess, the Cardinal are sitting 109th in college football by tallying 20.9 points per game. During this campaign thus far, the Cardinal have a total of 2,734 yards via the pass not to mention an average of 248.5 passing yards per outing, which ranks 47th in the country. The Stanford Cardinal maintain an average of 360.7 yards/outing, which ranks them 92nd in the nation. The Stanford offense has compiled 446 yards of penalties on 50 violations, which is 117th in D-1 in terms of helping out the other team.
The Cardinal are conceding 31.9 points per game, which has them 113th in the country. Stanford has surrendered a total of 2,335 rushing yards (212.3 yards/game) as well as 22 touchdowns by way of the ground game for the campaign. This year, they have surrendered 351 total points. They have conceded 20 touchdowns through the air and 220.3 yards per game, which has them sitting 63rd in the nation. The Cardinal defense has been on the field for 732 plays, which ranks them 45th in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's Cougars/Cardinal college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cardinal +5.5
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