BYU at Tulane
Following one of the biggest wins in school history, No.9 BYU has to hit the road to take on Tulane at 3:30PM ET on Saturday from the Louisiana Superdome.
The Cougars defeated Oklahoma 14-13 in the season opener thanks to a strong defensive performance that held the Sooners to 265 yards of offense. BYU on the other hand, had no issues passing the ball, as the Cougars threw for 329 yards. Max Hall was 26-of-38 passing with two touchdowns in the win, finding McKay Jacobson for a 7-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter to give BYU the lead. Saturday’s matchup with Tulane is sandwiched in between Oklahoma and next week’s game with Florida State for the Cougars.
Tulane is coming off a 37-13 loss to Tulsa. The Golden Hurricane had 412 yards of offense while Tulane had 364 yards of offense, but had two turnovers that gave Tulsa the advantage. Joe Kemp threw for 278 yards on 16-of-26 passing with one touchdown. The lone score went to receiver Casey Robottom, who caught six passes for 82 yards. The Green Wave offense is looking to build on the 2008 season offensively, where it averaged just 16.7 points per-game. Blocking was the biggest issue in the opening loss, as Kemp was sacked three times and pressured throughout the game.
Oddsmakers from online sports book SBGGLOBAL have made BYU 17.5-point road favorites over Tulane on Saturday afternoon. The over/under total for this game has been established at 54.
College Football Week 2 Betting Trends
All games in this series since 1992
TULANE is 1-1 against the spread versus BYU since 1992
TULANE is 1-1 straight up against BYU since 1992
2 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1992
Week 2 College Football Injury Report
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BYU Cougars -17.5 Over 54 (-1450)
Tulane Green Wave +17.5 Under 54 (+800)
How many passing yards will Max Hall (BYU) have: Over/Under 305.5
How many total interceptions + touchdowns will Hall have: Over/Under 3.5
How many rushing attempts will Bryan Kariya (BYU) have: Over/Under 20.5
How many receptions will Dennis Pitta (BYU) have: Over/Under 6
How many receptions will Kariya have: Over/Under 3.5
How many pass attempts will Joe Kemp (Tulane) have: Over/Under 27.5
Will Kemp throw an interception: Yes (-200) or No (+160)
How many rushing yards will Andre Anderson (Tulane) have: Over/Under 59.5
How many receptions will Casey Robottom (Tulane) have: Over/Under 5.5
How many receptions will Jeremy Williams (Tulane) have: Over/Under 4.5
Posted: 9/12/09 12:30PM ET