Toledo Rockets at BYU Cougars - 9/30/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toledo Rockets (3-0) at BYU Cougars (1-3)
College Football: Friday, September 30, 2016 at 10:15 pm (LaVell Edwards Stadium)
The Line: BYU Cougars -4 -- Over/Under: 52 See the Latest Odds
The Toledo Rockets will travel to play the BYU Cougars in a non-conference game in week 5.
The BYU Cougars are 1-3 this season after losing to West Virginia by a score of 35-32 in their last game. BYU outgained West Virginia in total yards, but had 4 turnovers that ended up costing them the game. The BYU offense is averaging 20.8 points per game with 165.5 rushing yards and 219.5 passing yards per game this season. Taysom Hill is completing 60.7% of his passes for 869 yards, 4 touchdowns, and 6 interceptions for BYU. Jamaal Williams has rushed for 417 yards and 3 touchdowns, while Taysom Hill has rushed for 225 yards and 2 touchdowns for the Cougars. Nick Kurtz has caught 18 passes for 205 yards and 1 touchdown, while Moroni Laulu-Pututau has caught 15 passes for 152 yards and 1 score for BYU. The BYU defense is giving up 22 points per game with 120.8 rushing yards and 261.5 passing yards per game. Butch Pau’u has led the BYU defense with 42 tackles, 6 tackles for loss, 1 sack, and 1 interception, while Fred Warner has added 34 tackles and 4 tackles for loss. Rhett Almond has gone 3-3 on field goals with a long of 25 yards, while Jake Oldroyd has gone 3-4 on field goals, with a long of 43 yards for BYU.
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The Toledo Rockets are 3-0 this season after beating Fresno State by a score of 52-17 in their last game. Toledo outgained Fresno State by over 350 yards and was able to cruise to the easy win. The Toledo offense is averaging 42.7 points per game with 230 rushing yards and 333.7 passing yards per game. Logan Woodside is completing 62.2% of his passes for 939 yards, 11 touchdowns, and 1 interception for Toledo. Kareem Hunt has rushed for 267 yards and 2 touchdowns, while Art Thompkins has rushed for 164 yards and 2 touchdowns for the Rockets. Corey Jones has caught 13 passes for 184 yards and 1 touchdown, while Cody Thompson has caught 11 passes for 361 yards and 3 touchdowns for Toledo. The Toledo defense is giving up 10 points per game with 121 rushing yards and 130.7 passing yards per game. John Stepec has led the Rockets defense with 19 tackles, 5 tackles for loss, and 2 sacks, while Treyvon Hester has added 13 tackles, 5 tackles for loss, and 3 sacks. Jameson Vest has gone 3-6 on field goals, with a long of 42 yards for Toledo.
Toledo is 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games against a team with a losing record and 7-0-1 ATS in their last 8 non-conference games. The under is 4-0 in Toledo’s last 4 road games. BYU is 6-0 ATS in their last 6 home games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The under is 18-3 in BYU’s last 21 Friday games.
Toledo comes into this game undefeated, but will be facing a tough environment to get a win in. BYU hasn’t started the season the way they wanted to, but will try to turn it around in front of their fans. The Toledo offense is very explosive and should be able to put up some points against the BYU defense. Even with Toledo on the road, I like them here with Kareem Hunt having a big day.