Boise State at Virginia - 9/25/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boise State Broncos (2-1) at Virginia Cavaliers (1-2)
College Football: Friday, September 25, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Scott Stadium)
The Line: Virginia Cavaliers +2.5 -- Over/Under: 49.5 See the Latest Odds
The Boise State Broncos and Virginia Cavaliers square off Friday night at Scott Stadium.
The Boise State Broncos look for their first road victory as they can improve to 3-1 start. Brett Rypien is completing 88.9 percent of his passes for 126 yards, zero touchdowns and zero interceptions. Rypien is likely to replace an injured Ryan Finley. Shane Williams-Rhodes and Thomas Sperbeck have combined for 313 receiving yards while Holden Huff has seven receptions. The Boise State Broncos ground game is averaging 197.6 yards per contest, and Jeremy McNichols leads the way with 204 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Boise State is allowing 16 points and 286 yards per game. Tanner Vallejo leads the Broncos with 15 tackles, Kamalei Correa has two sacks and Donte Deayon has two interceptions. Antoine Turner, D.J. Dean and Rick Smith are questionable.
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The Virginia Cavaliers could use a big home victory to get back to a .500 record. Matt Johns is completing 66.7 percent of his passes for 790 yards, six touchdowns and three interceptions. Johns is second in the ACC in touchdown passes. Canaan Severin and Taquan Mizzell have combined for 497 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Keeon Johnson has three receptions. The Virginia Cavaliers ground game is averaging 111.6 yards per contest, and Mizzell leads the way with 155 yards on 39 carries. Defensively, UVA is allowing 32.3 points and 444.7 yards per game. Micah Kiser leads the Cavs with 32 tackles, David Dean has two sacks and Demetrious Nicholson has three pass deflections.
The Broncos are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win. The Cavaliers are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games and 2-9-1 ATS in their last 12 games following a S.U. win.
Virginia is a tough team on its home field and usually hangs around with teams it has no business hanging around with. Look at the season opener against UCLA. I'm also not sure how effective Boise State is going to be without its starting quarterback.
I like the Cavs to get the job done and win this game outright.