North Alabama Lions (0-2) at BYU Cougars (8-0)
College Football: Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 3:00 pm (LaVell Edwards Stadium)
The Line: BYU Cougars -47.5 -- Over/Under: 58.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The BYU Cougars host the North Alabama Lions and meet Saturday in week 12 college football action at LaVell Edwards Stadium in an FBS vs FCS matchup.
The North Alabama Lions are 0-3 and hope to end their season with a massive upset victory. The North Alabama Lions have lost seven of their last eight road games. Blake Dever is completing 70.7 percent of his passes for 383 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. Rett Files and Dever have combined for two touchdown passes and four interceptions. Dexter Boykin and Cortez Hall have combined for 180 receiving yards on 21 catches while Patrick McKaufman has eight receptions. The North Alabama Lions ground game is averaging 49.7 yards per contest, and Parker Driggers leads the way with 74 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, North Alabama is allowing 25.3 points and 363.7 yards per game. Wallace Cowins leads the North Alabama Lions with 23 tackles, Christon Taylor has one sack and KJ Smith has one interception.
The BYU Cougars look to improve to 9-0 on the season while staying in the CFB playoff race. The BYU Cougars have won eight straight home games. Zach Wilson is completing 75.1 percent of his passes for 2,512 yards, 22 touchdowns and two interceptions. Wilson has three or more touchdown passes in four straight games. Dax Milne and Gunner Romney have combined for 1,453 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Neil Pau'u has 27 receptions. The BYU Cougars ground game is averaging 192.8 yards per contest, and Tyler Allgeier leads the way with 710 yards and nine touchdowns. Defensively, BYU is allowing 13.9 points and 284.9 yards per game. Isaiah Kaufusi leads the BYU Cougars with 55 tackles, Tyler Batty has four sacks and Troy Warner has two interceptions.
The Lions are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Cougars are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in November, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 non-conference games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Cougars last 5 home games.
The North Alabama Lions haven't had much success this season, but they've had a rough schedule that includes games against Liberty and Southern Miss. North Alabama hasn't gotten blown out in any of its three losses and you know this club will be up for this game with it being the last game of its season. The BYU Cougars has had an extra week off and it's human nature to kind of overlook this game, especially with an intriguing game against San Diego State coming up. BYU could blow the doors off in this game, but this is a lot of points to leave on the table.
It's the North Alabama Lions or pass for me.