BYU Cougars at Boise State Broncos - 10/20/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
BYU Cougars (4-3) at Boise State Broncos (6-0)
College Football: Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 10:15 pm (Albertsons Stadium)
The Line: Boise State Broncos -7.5 -- Over/Under: 57.5 See the Latest Odds
The BYU Cougars and the Boise State Broncos collide in Thursday night college football.
The Brigham Young Cougars are a college football independent and have a rather trying schedule. The Cougars come off a 28-21, overtime victory versus visiting Mississippi State as a 7.5 point favorite. BYU was outgained 386-311 and also lost the turnover battle so the team was quite sloppy. The offense was not explosive with quarterback Taysom Hill going 16-28 for 165 yards and three touchdowns and interception with top receiving option Nick Kurtz hauling in seven passes for 62 yards. Jamaal Williams led the Cougars rushing attack with 76 yards on 26 totes while Hill added 58 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries .
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The Boise State Broncos have been trying to crash the party for the National Championship in college football in prior seasons but there has always been that one slip up. The Broncos haven’t slipped up yet in 2016 but there have been a few close calls as in a 28-23 win versus visiting Colorado State as a four touchdown favorite. Boise owned the yardage edge 444-373 and could run or throw with quarterback Brett Rypien completing 16-24 for 201 yards and a touchdown with receivers Thomas Sperbeck and Chaz Anderson combining for ten catches for 137 yards with Sperbeck scoring. The star of the Broncos attack was RB Jeremy McNichols who totaled a monster 217 yards on 40 carries including 12 yard and 80 yard TD runs.
The over is 7-1 in Cougars last 8 vs. MWC and the Cougars are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games after accumulating less than 170 yards passing in their previous game while the Cougars are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss. The Broncos are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 home games and the Broncos are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games on fieldturf while the under is 9-1 in Broncos last 10 home games. Cougars are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings. The Cougars are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
It seems like the Cougars are always involved in clos ones and Boise State doesn’t wipe out opponents so give me the points…