NCAA College Football: BYU vs Utah St Betting Odds

October 1st, 2010 by

byu vs utah stIt wasn’t that long ago that BYU was Top 10 ranked college football betting team looking for BSC Bowl bid and maybe even more. But that was 2008 and 2009 and in the year 2010 the BYU Cougars are 1-3 teams going into this Saturday’s matchup and desperately hoping to get a win against the lowly 1-3 Utah State Aggies.

Interesting how the mighty Cougars have fallen.

Kickoff for this Friday matchup is set for 8:05 Eastern Time and sbg global sportsbook opened with the Cougars as a 5-point favorite with an over/under total at 38.5.

Neither team is very good, nor is a tale of the tape is enough to make a grown man cry. BYU has scored just 6 TDs in 2010 and although the team been able to gain some ground running the ball (133.5 ypg) it’s passing game is one of the worst in the country averaging just 174.5 yards in the air. Its defense is equally poor giving up 433 yards per game so far and 14 TDs in 4 games. The only bright spot for this squad has been its pass defense which has been surprisingly good, at least statistically, as the Cougars are giving up just 169 passing yards per game. However, that’s balanced out by the astonishingly bad 263 yards rushing it give up on average this NCAA football betting season.

This will be Utah State’s game plan: run the ball every opportunity they can.

It would be a perfect plan if only the Aggies are able to execute. USU has is averaging 168.8 yards on the ground per game and should be able to have their way in the battle of the trenches. If Utah State is going to win this game their running game will be the cornerstone of their game plan.

But neither team does anything very well on the field and it’s hard to know exactly what will happen. Utah State should be able to run a bit BYU’s freshman QB Jake Heaps should be able to get a few yards on a weak Aggies defense with another game of experience under his belt and playing in front of the home crowd.

In what should be a very ugly and low scoring game look for the Cougars to gut out a sports betting win.

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