BYU Cougars vs USF Bulls Prediction, 9/3/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: BYU Cougars vs USF Bulls
Date: Saturday, September 3, 2022
Location: Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Bulls (+13)
The BYU Cougars (10-3 last season) are headed to Raymond James Stadium on Saturday where they will compete against the USF Bulls (2-10 last year). BYU opens this matchup as 13-point favorites. The total is set at 60.5.
The BYU Cougars ended the season having earned a 10-3 record. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Cougars stepped onto the field against the UAB Blazers and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 31-28. Baylor Romney went 15/23 with 195 yards through the air. He had a quarterback rating of 136.4 and finished the contest without throwing a pick. Tyler Allgeier was the rushing leader for the Cougars with 27 totes for 192 yards (7.1 yards per attempt). The BYU Cougars ran the football 35 times and recorded 199 yds, which earned them an average of 5.7 yards per attempt. When all was said and done, they ran 58 plays which converted into 394 yds. BYU gave up 19 completions on 23 attempts for a total of 189 yards, and a completion rate of 82.6%. In the running game, the Cougars gave up 223 yds on 41 tries, which calculates to 5.4 yds per run allowed.
The Cougars tallied 5,883 total yards for the prior campaign. BYU compiled 26 touchdowns through the air and 30 touchdowns via the ground. They surrendered the ball 12 times. BYU totaled 302 1st downs, and they were called for 66 penalties for 540 yds. As a team they had an average of 188.5 yards on the ground, which was 38th in the country. Regarding putting the ball in the endzone, the BYU Cougars held an average of 33.1 points per outing.
The Cougars were sitting in 51st in the nation regarding their opponents scoring, giving up 24.8 points per contest. They gave up an average of 4.3 yards per rush on the ground and 156.4 yards on the ground per game last season. Over the course of last season, they gave up 2,033 yards via the ground game in 13 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the Cougars gave up 3,015 yds which ranked them 86th in college football. In their 13 games, they allowed 231.9 yards per game through the air as well as allowing a completion percentage of 65.5%. They relinquished 388.3 yards per game which ranked them 74th in the nation. They relinquished 14 touchdowns via the pass as well as 23 rushing touchdowns.
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The Bulls ended the year having earned a 2-10 record. In their last game, the Bulls took a defeat with a final score of 17-13 when they played the UCF Knights. Timmy Mcclain ended the contest with 222 yards on 18/29 through the air while his QB rating was 126.4. He didn't toss any picks and his Y/A was 7.7. Jaren Mangham ran the football 21 times for 93 yards, walking away from the game with 4.4 yards per attempt for USF. The Bulls finished the game with a total of 312 yds while they ran 74 plays (4.2 yds per play). USF rushed for 2.0 yards per carry, finishing the game with 90 yards on 44 attempts. USF surrendered 27 running attempts for 173 yards (6.4 yds per carry). The Bulls passing defense gave up a completion rate of 55.6%, relinquishing 112 yards on 15 out of 27 through the air.
The USF Bulls averaged 350.6 yards per game, ranking them 102nd in Division 1. The USF offense compiled 553 yards of penalties on 61 infractions, which had them sitting 110th in college football in terms of helping out the other team. Last season, the Bulls earned 2,309 yards via the pass along with an average of 192.4 passing yards per contest, giving them a rank of 102nd in the nation. In relation to this team's ability to score points, the Bulls earned a ranking of 100th in D-1 holding an average of 23.2 PPG.
The Bulls conceded 34.7 PPG, ranking them 117th in the nation. USF gave up a total of 2,488 rushing yards (207.3 yards/game) in addition to 28 touchdowns by way of the ground game last year. Last year, they gave up 416 total points. They yielded 26 touchdowns through the air in addition to 264.2 yards/contest, which put them in 114th in college football. The Bulls defense took the field for 808 plays, which ranked them 31st in college football.
Who will win tonight's Cougars/Bulls college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cougars -13
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