Idaho State at BYU
Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 3:00 PM (LaVell Edwards Stadium)
BYU has played it close all year, posting a 5-4 record and the team hosts Idaho State (3-7) this week. BYU has won three games by a field goal, and six of its nine games so far have been decided by six or fewer points. BYU has two wins over ranked teams. The Cougars have won the last three games. Idaho State is an FCS school that plays in the Mountain West Conference.
For BYU freshman Baylor Romney has taken over for injured Zach Wilson. Romney has passed for 747 yards, seven touchdowns, and two interceptions. The team has 14 touchdowns passing and six interceptions. Three players have around 250 yards rushing each and six touchdowns among them. Three players have about 450 yards each receiving, and seven touchdown catches together. BYU has 12 interceptions this season, with three players with more than one. The Cougar defense has yet to score this year but they have six fumble recoveries and 12 sacks.
Matt Struck leads Idaho State with 1912 yards, 20 touchdowns, and seven interceptions. Ty Flanagan has 914 yards rushing and five touchdowns. Tanner Conner leads the receivers with 656 yards and eight touchdowns. Two more players have about 600 yards receiving.
Idaho State has returned two interceptions for touchdowns, but the Bengals have had four interceptions returned for touchdowns against them. The Bengals have also had two fumbles returned for touchdowns against them. Oshea Carillo has three interceptions, a fumble recovery, and has scored once on defense.
BYU leads the all-time series 5-0 and the teams have not played since 2013.
The teams have not played for a while and with the dominance force the Cougars have on the year it will be easy to see why. The one thing that the BYU Cougars have to be wary of is playing lax in the game, but it will help the Cougars in getting the win and an easy game here. Final Score Prediction, BYU Cougars win 27-10.