WKU Hilltoppers (2-4) at BYU Cougars (6-0)
College Football: Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 10:15 pm (Lavell Edwards Stadium)
The Line: BYU Cougars -28.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers and BYU Cougars meet late Saturday night in week 9 college football action at LaVell Edwards Stadium.
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers look for a second straight win to rebound from a 2-4 record. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers have split their last six road games. Tyrrell Pigrome is completing 57.5 percent of his passes for 632 yards, seven touchdowns and zero interceptions. Pigrome and Kevaris Thomas have combined for 10 touchdown passes and two interceptions. Mitchell Tinsley and Xavier Lane have combined for 386 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Dayton Wade has 19 receptions. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers ground game is averaging 110.3 yards per contest, and Pigrome leads the way with 227 yards on 58 carries. Defensively, Western Kentucky is allowing 27.8 points and 369.8 yards per game. Devon Key leads the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers with 46 tackles, Eli Brown has two sacks and Omari Alexander has one interception.
The BYU Cougars look to keep the ball rolling while improving to an impressive 7-0 record. The BYU Cougars have won seven straight home games. Zach Wilson is completing 78.3 percent of his passes for 1,928 yards, 16 touchdowns and one interception. Wilson has 10 touchdown passes in his last three games. Dax Milne and Gunner Romney have combined for 1,095 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Neil Pau'u has 19 receptions. The BYU Cougars ground game is averaging 194 yards per contest, and Tyler Allgeier leads the way with 492 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, BYU is allowing 14 points and 284.5 yards per game. Isaiah Kaufusi leads the BYU Cougars with 37 tackles, Tyler Batty has four sacks and Troy Warner has two interceptions.
The Hilltoppers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games in October, 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 road games and 0-7-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Cougars are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 non-conference games, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games as a favorite and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The under is 12-5 in Hilltoppers last 17 road games. The under is 23-9-1 in Cougars last 33 games on grass.
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers have gotten beat up whenever playing decent competition and their two victories this season have been decided by a combined six points. WKU don't have a lot of offensive firepower and they're currently 90th in points per game. The BYU Cougars haven't had the toughest schedule up to this point, but they look like one of the most balanced teams in college football, as they're firing on all cylinders and are 5-1 ATS on the season as well. This is a massive spread, but I'm not trying to step in front of BYU right now, especially when running into a team like WKU that can't move the ball.
It's BYU in a beatdown or pass for me.