BYU Cougars vs. Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Free Pick - 9/27/13
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (3-1) at BYU Cougars (1-2)
NCAAF Football: Friday, September 27, 2013 at 9:00 pm (LaVell Edwards Stadium)
The Line: BYU Cougars -22 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPNU HD
The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders head to Lavelle Edwards Stadium to face the Brigham Young Cougars.
Middle Tennessee State might be 3-1 but I have to say their schedule hasn't been all that impressive. They lost by 20 to North Carolina, beat a sub division squad and own a two point win over Memphis and knocked off Florida Atlantic in overtime. A win is a win I suppose and a 42-35 decision over FAU was as close as the out come with big plays and miscues effecting the out come. MTSU gave up 503 yards but did recover three fumbles and pick off a pair of passes while their own attack totaled 466 yards with two giveaways. What the Blue Raiders did well is pound the ball on the ground behind 154 yards and three TD's from Reggie Whatley while Jordan Parker added another 115 yards and a score. Logan Kilgore (13-23/150) connected for two scores and an interception in an adequate air attack.
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Brigham Young is more of an unknown then known to me as they ripped apart Texas on the ground in dominating fashion and then fell to Utah 20-13 with two weeks to prepare on their own field. The defense has played well through a 2-1 start but the offense has yet to hit their stride with the exception of Texas. The Cougars led 443-402 in yardage but struggled to find the end zone with the rushing attack totaling 187 yards but not averaging four yards. Taysom Hill picked up 99 yards on 20 carries but struggled through the air with 260 yards on an 18-48 night with an interception so we can assume points were left on the field in a winnable contest.
After demolishing Texas I though BYU would handle Utah but I guess I don't have a grip on this team. MTSU is also a team that is hard for me to pin down but I don't see them having a chance here but at the same time the three touchdowns means they don't have to win so I'll take them but have no interest in this...