Utah State Aggies vs. BYU Cougars - 11/28/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
BYU Cougars (8-3) at Utah State Aggies (6-5)
College Football: Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 3:30 pm (Romney Stadium)
The Line: Utah State Aggies +2 -- Over/Under: 55.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CBS Sports Network
The BYU Cougars will travel to play the Utah State Aggies in a non-conference game on Saturday.
The Utah State Aggies are 6-5 and are coming off of a win against Nevada by a score of 31-27. The Nevada offense is averaging 29 points per game with 364.1 yards per game. Kent Myers has been the starting quarterback for Utah State with 1470 yards, 14 touchdowns, and 3 interceptions, but is questionable for this game with an injury. The backup quarterback for Utah State is Chuckie Keeton, who has 649 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 6 interceptions. Devante Mays is the leading rusher for Utah State with 788 yards and 9 touchdowns. Hunter Sharp is the leading receiver for Utah State with 646 yards and 7 touchdowns. The Utah State defense is giving up 24.8 points per game with 334.7 yards per game. Utah State’s defense has 23 sacks, 12 fumble recoveries, and 9 interceptions. The Utah State offense has been inconsistent this season, so it is tough to know what the Aggies will bring to the table in this game.
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The BYU Cougars are 8-3 and are coming off of a win against Fresno State by a score of 52-10. The BYU offense is averaging 35 points per game with 434.4 yards per game. Tanner Magnum leads the BYU offense with 2778 yards, 17 touchdowns, and 7 interceptions. Algernon Brown is the leading rusher for BYU with 629 yards and 10 touchdowns. Mitch Mathews is the leading receiver for BYU with 571 yards and 9 touchdowns. The BYU defense is giving up 21.3 points per game with 350.1 yards per game. BYU’s defense has 35 sacks, 5 fumble recoveries, and 15 interceptions. BYU has won 6 out of their last 7 games, as their defense has really played well over that stretch.
BYU is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games against the Mountain West Conference. BYU is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a winning home record. The under is 4-0 in BYU’s last 4 road games. Utah State is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. Utah State is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games on turf. The over is 4-0 in Utah State’s last 4 home games. The under is 7-1 in these two teams last 8 meetings.
BYU comes into this game with one of the better passing attacks in the country. Utah State has a good defense, but I think BYU will still be able to move the ball against them. BYU’s defense has also been good this season, and should be able to handle the inconsistent offense of Utah State. I am picking BYU in this one.