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College Football Handicapping: Week 8
(6-0) Boise State Broncos vs. BYU Cougars (2-4)
Date: Saturday, October 19th 2019
Time: 10:15 pm EST
Venue: LaVell Edwards Stadium, Provo, Utah
NCAA Football Spread: Broncos -6.5
NCAA Betting Total: 47
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Right now Boise State seems to be occupying that top Group of Five spot but that place is likely only theirs as long as they keep winning. This trip to Provo is a possible stumbling block.
BYU has been pretty competitive this season but they are coming off a bad loss to USF. The real question is what team are they.
Win or lose the Cougars give a great effort and they are super physical. That is not something that Boise State is accustomed to.
Boise State Broncos
Boise State’s two closest games were in the first two weeks of the season. Since then they have won by double digits in four straight. You kind of forget that they are undefeated.
Last week they beat Hawaii by 22 points but lost fab freshman QB Hank Bachmeier in the process. Right now his status is questionable but you might want to wait before doing anything about this game.
They played two quarterbacks after Bachmeier went down with Chase Cord having the most success. A sophomore without a ton of experience he looked sharp with 3 TD passes in relief. .
The Boise State defense is solid across the board and they have playmakers. Curtis Weaver is one of the most disruptive edge rushers in all of college football this season.
Boise State looks poised to have another really strong regular season but this is a spot on the road that could give them some trouble.
Its not just that the Cougars lost to USF, but the way. They were up 23-14 to start the fourth quarter but couldn’t hold on to the lead. They are a physical group but they are also beat up right now.
Starting QB Zach Wilson sustained a thumb injury a couple of weeks ago and then next man up Jaren Hall had a concussion last week. Right now Hall is probable but keep an eye on the situation.
The BYU defense has been good against the pass and bad against the run. Boise State usually tries to test your weaknesses and will be without their QB so look for them to get really run-heavy.
BYU should be able to get up for this one and there should be a nice buzz with an undefeated coming to town for a night game. It seems like one of those spots where anything could happen.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- BSU are 6-0-2 ATS vs. a team with a losing record.
- Under is 7-2 in BSU last 9 games as a favorite.
- Under is 8-3 in BSU last 11 games overall.
- Under is 13-4 in BYU last 17 games as an underdog.
- BYU are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games in October.
- Under is 18-7-1 in BYU last 26 games on grass.
Free Week 8 NCAA Football Pick
With so much QB uncertainty it is hard to make a strong prediction on this one. If Boise State has their guy healthy and the Cougars don’t this one could be ugly. There are lots of permutations.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: BYU +6.5
I wanted to look at the under but 47 is just so low. If one team figures out something for a half that might be enough and then I remembered that BYU is giving up 30ppg on D. That doesn’t jive well with the under.
Mostly I am counting on a max effort for BYU at home. No matter who they have put out there the crowd should be lit and that will help. I am also banking on them playing a full 60 minutes in this spot.
Week 8 Free Score Prediction: Boise State 28 – BYU 27
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