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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.

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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 Utah and Texas A&M have left Utah State at 1-2 on the season. The Aggies rank at the bottom of the WAC in points allowed per-game and yards allowed per-game, but are third in points scored per-game thanks to the play of running back Robert Turbin, who has 373 yards rushing with three touchdowns for an average of 124.3 yards per-game. Quarterback Diondre Borel has 771 yards passing with four touchdowns as well for Utah State.

Oddsmakers from online sports book SPORTSBETTING.com have made BYU 24-point home favorites over Utah State on Friday night. The over/under total for this game has been established at 64.5.

College Football Week 5 Betting Trends
UTAH ST at BYU

UTAH ST: 10-4 ATS as road underdog

BYU: 0-5 ATS in October

Utah State is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games on the road

Utah State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road

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

UTAH ST is 4-2 against the spread versus BYU since 1992

BYU is 10-1 straight up against UTAH ST since 1992

2 of 4 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1992

Games over the last 3 seasons

UTAH ST is 1-0 against the spread versus BYU over the last 3 seasons 

BYU is 1-0 straight up against UTAH ST over the last 3 seasons 

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 UTAH ST since 1992

BYU is 6-0 straight up against UTAH ST since 1992

1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1992
Week 5 College Football Injury Report
UTAH ST

[G] 09/26/2009 - Ty Rogers out indefinitely ( Knee ) 

[WR] 09/30/2009 - Matt Austin is downgraded to doubtful Friday vs. BYU ( Foot ) 

BYU

[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. Utah State ( Finger ) 

[RB] 10/01/2009 - Harvey Unga probable Friday vs. Utah State ( Finger )

Utah State at BYU Current Odds

Utah State Aggies +24 Over 64.5

BYU Cougars -24 Under 64.5

Bet Utah State at BYU

Posted: 10/1/09 1:54PM ET

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