CFB Picks: BYU vs. LA Tech College Football Picks, Predictions 10/2/20

CFB Picks: BYU vs. LA Tech College Football Picks, Predictions 10/2/20 Photo by USA TODAY NETWORK

LA Tech Bulldogs (2-0) at BYU Cougars (2-0)

College Football: Friday, October 2, 2020 at 9:00 pm (LaVell Edwards Stadium)

The Line: BYU Cougars -24 -- Over/Under: 54.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and BYU Cougars meet Friday in week 5 college football action at LaVell Edwards Stadium.

The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs look for their second road victory to improve to 3-0 on the season. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs have won four of their last six road games. Luke Anthony is completing 58.8 percent of his passes for 463 yards, eight touchdowns and one interception. Anthony and Aaron Allen have combined for nine touchdown passes and two interceptions. Adrian Hardy and Griffin Hebert have combined for 243 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Wayne Toussant has three receptions. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs ground game is averaging 172.5 yards per contest, and Justin Henderson leads the way with 146 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Louisiana Tech is allowing 34 points and 447 yards per game. Tyler Grubbs leads the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs with 28 tackles, Milton Williams has two sacks and Bee Jay Williamson has one interception.

The BYU Cougars look for their second home victory to improve to 3-0 on the season. The BYU Cougars have won four straight home games. Zach Wilson is completing 78.3 percent of his passes for 624 yards, four touchdowns and one interception. Wilson has two or more touchdown passes in five of his last seven games. Gunner Romney and Dax Milne have combined for 447 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Lopini Katoa has seven receptions. The BYU Cougars ground game is averaging 246.5 yards per contest, and Tyler Allgeier leads the way with 182 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, BYU is allowing five points and 165 yards per game. Keenan Pili leads the BYU Cougars with 13 tackles, Isaiah Kaufusi has two sacks and Drew Jensen has one forced fumble.

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The Bulldogs are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 non-conference games, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games in October and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Cougars are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Friday games, 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games as a favorite and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 10-3 in Bulldogs last 13 road games. The over is 5-2-1 in Cougars last 8 games overall. 

The BYU Cougars have the best defense in the country through two games and while their two games came against Navy and Troy, it's an impressive start no matter how you slice it. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are coming off wins over Southern Mississippi and Houston Baptist, and while neither of those victories are moving the needle much, they've looked great offensively and have had success on the road dating back to last season. This is a lot of points to leave on the table. I'll take my chances with the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and the free touchdowns.

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Randy’s Pick Louisiana Tech Bulldogs +24

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