The Utah State Aggies enter the Cougar Lair, aka LaVell Edwards Stadium of Brigham Young in Provo on Friday night as the Western Athletic Conference matches up against the BYU independents. This contest will be televised nationally on the Entertainment and Sports Network, commonly referred to as ESPN beginning at 10:15 PM ET.
Utah State (4-1) has performed admirably so far this season with its only defeat coming at the hands of arguably it’s best opponent, Wisconsin by the close score of 16-14. Last week it handled UNLV with little problem, disposing of them 35-13. In that one sophmore QB Chuckie (not to be confused with the doll or Jon Gruden) Keeton hurled the pigskin for a total of 402 yards and 4 TDs. Keeton has completed passes at 68% this year, throwing 11 touchdowns with 4 interceptions. Start your College Football bets on Utah State at BYU Game.
BYU (3-2) is 1-1 in their last 2, blowing out Hawaii 47-0 after a tough 7-6 loss to a good Boise State team the week before. In that Hawaii game, the Cougars held a 396-41 edge in rushing yards. They are +89 ½ points spreadwise on the year. They have scored 30 or more points in 3 of their 5 games this season thus far.
The host in this series is 9-2 ATS, but last year the Cougars won 27-24 after being favored by 8 points. Utah State is 4-0 ATS in this series, and 13-3 ATS as road underdogs. BYU is 15-5 ATS recently, and 3-0 ATS at home. They are also 6-2 ATS as double-digit favorites, so keep your eye on the line between now and gametime for any movements. Check the College Football lines for Utah State vs. BYU Game.
Statistically the two teams are close, with the Aggies averaging 28 points offensively while giving up 14 and the Cougars scoring 30 and allowing just 10. BYU has been installed as a 7 point home favorite by SBG Global Sports Betting at a -$110. The U/O of 46.5 total points is also listed at a -$110.
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