Free Week 1 Prediction: Vikings vs Cougars Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 1
(0-0) Portland State Vikings vs. BYU Cougars (0-0)
Date: Saturday, August 26th
Time: 3:00 pm EST
Venue: LaVell Edwards Stadium, Provo, Utah
NCAA Football Spread: BYU -35
NCAA Betting Total: 59
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The College Football season finally kicks off on Saturday August 26th with five games being played, with most of those games being played between mid majors.
One of the games to take place on the first day of the college football season takes place at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, Utah. The Portland State Vikings come to town to take on the BYU Cougars.
This is the first meeting between the teams in recent history.
Portland State Vikings
The Portland State Vikings play in the Big Sky Conference, and last year wasn’t a good year for them. They finished the season with a 3-8 record overall, including 2-6 in the Big Sky conference games.
The Vikings have their hands full this season. They play BYU and Oregon State in non conference play, and then have the toughest schedule in the Big Sky based off last years results.
Coming into the season the Vikings have a lot of questions all over the field, including at the quarterback position.
With no clear cut favorite expected to emerge before training camp is over, expect this team to use a few quarterbacks in this game as they try to figure out a permanent starter.
The future does look good with a lot of young good players, coming through the system, but they are still young this year and there will be growing pains.
The BYU Cougars have some really high expectations for this season, and they have an experienced quarterback that they think will be able to lead them to the promised land.
Tanner Mangum has had a weird career at BYU, but is back to being the starting quarterback for this team. Two years ago Mangum took over Taysom Hill who was injured.
But Hill was back last year, and Mangum only started one game after Hill went down with injury. But now that Hill is graduated Mangum is back as the leader of this team.
The offense should be good, but the defense might be the strength of the team. They are going to be good but young. If this team can finish close games, this could be a special season.
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This game isn’t about who’s going to win, it’s about how much BYU will win by.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: BYU -35
The Cougars are the much better team and they should have no issue running up the score on the Vikings in this one.
I think Tanner Mangum will not even play in the second half, because that’s how ugly it will be in the fist half. Look for some of the young guys all across the team to get a lot of playing time in this one.
BYU will get some good confidence in this one, and blow out the Vikings.
Week 1 Free Score Prediction: BYU 66 – Portland State 10
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