Utah State at BYU
With the pressure of going undefeated off its shoulders, No. 20 BYU can now focus on other goals, like winning rivalry games, which it looks to do Friday when it hosts Utah State at 9PM ET from Lavell Edwards Stadium.
After an embarrassing 54-28 home loss to Florida State two weeks ago, the Cougars bounced back with a 42-23 win over Colorado State last week to improve to 1-0 in conference play. The Cougars have beaten the Aggies in nine straight and this year’s match up doesn’t look to be much different. Max Hall has thrown for 1,185 yards and eight touchdowns on the year, but also has eight interceptions. Harvey Unga has rushed for 227 yards and four touchdowns in three games, while Dennis Pitta has caught 21 passes to lead the BYU receiving corp. The Cougars lead the Mountain West Conference in total yards and passing yards.
The Aggies got their first win of the season last week, beating Southern Utah 53-34. Opening losses to
Oddsmakers from online sports book SPORTSBETTING.com have made BYU 24-point home favorites over
College Football Week 5 Betting Trends
BYU: 0-5 ATS in October
BYU is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home
BYU is 20-1 SU in its last 21 games at home
All games in this series since 1992
BYU is 10-1 straight up against
2 of 4 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1992
Games over the last 3 seasons
BYU is 1-0 straight up against
1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons
All games played at BYU since 1992
BYU is 2-1 against the spread versus
BYU is 6-0 straight up against
1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since
Week 5 College Football Injury Report
[G] 09/26/2009 - Ty Rogers out indefinitely ( Knee )
[WR] 09/30/2009 - Matt Austin is downgraded to doubtful Friday vs. BYU ( Foot )
[OG] 08/22/2009 - Houston Reynolds out for season ( Knee )
[CB] 09/06/2009 - Brian Logan out indefinitely ( Hand )
[OG] 08/27/2009 - Jason Speredon out for season ( Rotator Cuff )
[OL] 09/30/2009 - Jesse Taufi out indefinitely ( Academics )
[CB] 09/11/2009 - Garrett Nicholson has left team ( Academics )
[DT] 09/21/2009 - Russell Tialavea expected to miss 2-4 weeks ( Knee )
[DE] 09/30/2009 - Vic So'oto expected to miss Friday vs.
[RB] 10/01/2009 - Harvey Unga probable Friday vs.
Utah State Aggies +24 Over 64.5
BYU Cougars -24 Under 64.5
Posted: 10/1/09 1:54PM ET