The BYU Cougars will look to achieve double-digit wins in consecutive seasons when they face the USC Trojans in the final week of the 2021 regular season. The Cougars have been able to follow up on their 11-1 campaign last season with another successful year, while the Trojans are in the market for a new head coach. BYU’s Kalani Sitake is considered a candidate to make a jump to a bigger program this offseason with a lot of job openings.
Here’s all the data you’ll want, and a pick for the game!
BYU: 41 overall, 20 offense, 70 defense
USC: 58 overall, 28 offense, 87 defense
OL James Empey - questionable (undisclosed)
LB Chaz Ah You - questionable (undisclosed)
RB Keaontay Ingram - questionable (upper body)
TE Michael Trigg - questionable (leg)
DL Kobe Pepe - questionable (shoulder)
DL Ishmael Sopsher - questionable (undisclosed)
QB Kedon Slovis - questionable (leg)
Against The Spread
BYU: 5-6 ATS
USC: 3-7 ATS
BYU: Over 4-7
USC: Over 6-4
Returning/Overall Talent from 247Sports
BYU: 93 overall, 86 offense, 94 defense
USC: 8 overall, 9 offense, 6 defense
Current lines at DraftKings Sportsbook
Spread: BYU -7
Moneyline: BYU -225, USC +205
Opening line: BYU -7
Opening total: 64
64 degrees, clear, NNE wind 2 mph
BYU -7 (-105)
The Trojans are still competing for bowl eligibility. USC will be rolling with Jaxson Dart at quarterback, who has shown some promise. The Cougars are simply the better team this season, and will be looking another double-digit win season. Even though this is a road game for BYU, take the Cougars to cover the spread.
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