The BYU Cougars followed the first loss of their 2022 season against the Oregon Ducks with a 38-24 home victory over the Wyoming Cowboys last weekend. Meanwhile, the Utah State Aggies lost three games in a row including last week’s 34-24 loss to the UNLV Rebels as the offensive struggles continue. The two will meet up on Thursday, September 29th at 8:00 p.m. ET from LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, Utah with BYU coming in as heavy home favorites.
Here’s all the data you’ll want, and a pick for the game!
Utah State: 108 overall, 96 offense, 111 defense
BYU: 34 overall, 32 offense, 41 defense
RB John Gentry - Questionable (undisclosed)
WR Chase Roberts - Probable (undisclosed)
WR Gunner Romney - Probable (ankle)
DL Earl Tuioti-Mariner - Probable (undisclosed)
Against The Spread
Utah State: 0-4 ATS
BYU: 2-2 ATS
Utah State: Over 0-4
BYU: Over 3-1
Returning/Overall Talent from 247Sports
Utah State: 119 overall, 74 offense, 104 defense
BYU: 2 overall, 26 offense, 1 defense
Current lines at DraftKings Sportsbook
Spread: BYU -25
Moneyline: BYU -2400, Utah State +1200
Opening line: BYU -24
Opening total: 62.5
This is such a mismatch offensively, and the Cougars could be covering this number by halftime. BYU ranks No. 18 nationally in yards per play (6.7) against FBS opponents, while Utah State ranks No. 92 in that category (5.0). Turnovers are not always a reliable stat every week, but the Aggies are turning the ball over a ton, giving the ball up 12 times through their first four games, and Logan Bonner threw five interceptions last weekend. Let’s roll with BYU to win big to kick off Week 5 of the college football season.
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