BYU Cougars (2-8) at UNLV Rebels (4-5)
College Football: Friday, November 10, 2017 at 10:30 pm (Sam Boyd Stadium)
The Line: UNLV Rebels -3.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
College football comes to Sam Boyd Stadium when the Brigham Young Cougars clash with the UNLV Rebels.
The Brigham Young Cougars are looking to finish the season with some momentum with a trip to the UNLV Rebels on Saturday. Brigham Young has struggled this year and those struggles continued in a 20-13 defeat at the Fresno State Bulldogs as a ten point underdog. The Cougars owned a slight 336-310 edge in yardage and had the lone turnover of the game which was costly in a low scoring contest.
Squally Canada was the only BYU runner of note with 84 yards and a four yard touchdown run on 12 carries but the offense never tried to run. Brigham Young quarterback Tanner Mangum completed 20-33 for 163 yards in a very short passing attack that couldn’t stretch the field. Matt Bushman paced the Cougars receiving corps with nine receptions for 97 yards. Fresno State did not set the world on fire but managed to score enough when the opportunity was there.
The UNLV Rebels welcome the Brigham Young Cougars to town looking to keep their Bowl hopes alive. UNLV has won consecutive contests following a 31-23 victory versus the Hawaii Warriors as a touchdown home favorite. The Rebels mustered just a 412-400 yardage edge with a turnover but took advantage of a few more chances. UNLV quarterback Johnny Stanton was efficient throwing the ball with an 18-26 effort for 244 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Brandon Presley was the top Rebels receiver with four receptions for 98 yards including a 52 yard scoring strike while Kendal Keys caught a ten yard TD pass. Armani Rogers saw some spot duty for the Rebels at QB and hit two passes for 37 yards and an interception. Lexington Thomas ran for 98 yards on 24 totes and a touchdown while Stanton added a short scoring run but the run wasn’t a strong point of UNLV.
Brigham Young are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Friday games an Brigham Young are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up loss and Brigham Young are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games after scoring less than 20 points in their previous game. Over is 7-1 in UNLV last 8 non-conference games and over is 5-1 in UNLV last 6 Friday games and over is 5-1 in UNLV last 6 games after accumulating more than 280 yards passing in their previous game. Over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings and over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in UNLV and road team is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 meetings.
It’s no secret that Brigham Young has had big time issues and they are without Mangum. I don’t see a clear cut winner or loser here and have no desire to get involved…