Utah State Aggies (1-3) vs. BYU Cougars (3-1)
September 29, 2022 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: BYU Cougars -24 / Utah State Aggies +24; Over/Under: 61
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The BYU Cougars and Utah State Aggies sqaure off Thursday night in week 5 college football action at LaVell Edwards Stadium. The Utah State Aggies look to snap a 3-game losing streak. The BYU Cougars look to build on their 3-1 start.
The Utah State Aggies have won 7 of their last 8 road games. Logan Bonner is completing 56.4 percent of his passes for 753 yards, 6 touchdowns and 8 interceptions. Brian Cobbs and Justin McGriff have combined for 445 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns, while Terrell Vaughn has 12 receptions. The Utah State Aggies ground game is averaging 140.5 yards per contest, and Calvin Tyler Jr. leads the way with 292 yards on 78 carries. Defensively, Utah State is allowing 36 points and 411 yards per game. MJ Tafisi leads the Utah State Aggies with 33 tackles, Hale Motu’apuaka has 2 sacks and Ike Larsen has 2 interceptions.
The BYU Cougars have won their last 4 home games. Jaren Hall is completing 71.5 percent of his passes for 1,164 yards, 9 touchdowns and 1 interception. Keanu Hill and Chase Roberts have combined for 506 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns, while Brayden Cosper has 12 receptions. The BYU Cougars ground game is averaging 162 yards per contest, and Christopher Brooks leads the way with 204 yards and 3 touchdowns. Defensively, BYU is allowing 26.5 points and 325.3 yards per game. Ben Bywater leads the BYU Cougars with 28 tackles, John Nelson has 2 sacks and Max Tooley has 1 interception.
The Aggies are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Cougars are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 5-0 in Aggies last 5 games overall. The over is 5-1 in Cougars last 6 games overall. The Aggies are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings in Brigham Young. The underdog is 9-3 ATS in their last 12 meetings.
The Utah State Aggies have looked terrible on both sides of the ball, and them losing last week to UNLV despite being small underdogs was telling. Utah State is 101st in total offense, 123rd in scoring offense, 100th in total defense and 117th in scoring defense. The BYU Cougars and their balanced offense should have a field day here. The only real concern is that it’s a potential look ahead spot for the Cougars with Notre Dame on deck. Still, Utah State has shown us nothing through 4 games. I’ll lay the chalk with BYU.