BYU Cougars vs. Utah State Aggies Pick-Odds-Prediction - 10/3/14
Utah State Aggies (2-2) at BYU Cougars (4-0)
College Football: Friday, October 3, 2014 at 10:15 pm (LaVell Edwards Stadium)
The Line: BYU Cougars -20 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN HD
The Brigham Young Cougars look to remain perfect on the season when the rival Utah State Aggies visit Friday.
The Utah State Aggies never trailed until overtime where they dropped a 21-14 decision at Arkansas State as they were denied a third straight win. The numbers favored the Aggies who owned a 413-316 edge in yardage while winning the turnover battle 4-1. The Aggies obviously missed Chuckie Keeton but Darell Garretson wasn't too bad with a 27-46 performance for 268 with 41 yard and 81 yard touchdown strikes to Ronald Butler and Hunter Sharp while throwing an interception. Rahad Hall and Lajuan Hunt combined for 114 yards on 21 carries to lead an effective but uneventful ground game.
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Brigham Young outscored Virginia 41-33 in week four to remain undefeated but the team can not be happy with the defensive effort with the Cavaliers amassing 35 first downs on 10-22 third down conversions for 519 yards. The Cougars totaled 332 yards and received a 99 yard kick return from Adam Hine in a game they had the ball for a mere 19 minutes. Taysom Hill was effective in the air with a 13-23 effort resulting in 187 yards with a pair of touchdowns including a 50 yard scoring strike to Mitchell Juergens. Hill paced BYU on the ground with 72 yards on 17 totes with a TD while Jamaal Williams added another 68 yards and a score but a generally strong ground game was little more then four yards and a cloud of dust.
The big question in this game is whether Chuckie Keeton is back in the lineup which is why no line has been released. Obviously if he plays BYU won't be as big a favorite but I would probably like the Cougars more if he played. Please check back Friday when I'll have something up and may be sooner...