Free NCAA Football Prediction: Utes vs. Cougars Odds
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College Football Handicapping Analysis: Week 2
Utah Utes vs. BYU Cougars
Date: Sunday, September 11th, 2021
Time: 10:15 pm EST
Venue: LaVell Edwards Stadium, Provo, Utah
NCAA Football ATS Spread Odds: Utes -7, Cougars +7
NCAA Football Moneyline Odds: Utes -225, Cougars +180
NCAA Betting Total Odds: O/U 47
The BYU Cougars and the Utah Utes will collide this weekend to give us another installment of the Holy War.
HISTORY: Utah leads the all-time 62-34-4, and they’ve won the last nine matchups.
Utah (1-0) kicked off their season with a victory over the nearby Weber State Wildcats, 40-17. They’ll be looking to continue their state wide dominance this weekend, as they’ve only lost one game to an in-state team since 2009.
Senior Cade Brewer was solid in his debut for the Utes. The Baylor transfer had thrown for over 9,000 career passing yards coming into the game, and he went 19-27 for 233 yards and two touchdowns against Weber State.
Tavion Thomas opened the 2021 campaign on a strong note. The Cinci transfer dashed for 107 yards on 12 carries, and scored twiced. Micah Bernard added 80 yards of total offense, and caught three passes.
Junior tight end Dalton Kincaid had a big game as well. The South Dakota transfer was a mismatch all game, and he caught four passes for 75 yards and two touchdowns. Junior wideout Solomon Enis had four receptions, 62 yards and a score as well.
Utah dominated defensively, and didn’t allowed a touchdown until late in the fourth quarter in the win over Weber.
BYU (1-0) opened the post-Zach Wilson era with a solid road win over the Arizona Wildcats. The Cougars jumped out to a 21-3 lead early in the third quarter and coasted to a 24-16 victory, generously covering the spread along the way.
Jaren Hall was solid in his second career start. The sophomore quarterback went 18-28 for 198 passing yards, two touchdowns, and 36 rushing yards. He could give the Utes trouble if he plays within himself at home.
Tyler Allgeier returned and picked up where he left off from last season. After nearly rushing for 1,000 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2020, Allgeier gained 94 yards on 17 carries and a score.
Neil Pau’u had a career day against Arizona. The junior wideout was a one-man wrecking crew, snagging eight passes for 126 yards and two touchdowns.
BYU did indeed allow 336 passing yards last weekend, but they were really good in the redzone, forcing the Wildcats into four field goal attempts.
Free Week 2 NCAA Football Pick
Can the Cougars defeat their second Pac-12 team in as many weeks? Utah’s dominance over BYU is understated, and it very well could have come to an end last season with Zach Wilson leading the charge.
4* Free Week 2 NCAA Betting Pick: BYU ML (+180)
This will be LaVell Edwards Stadium’s first game in nearly two years. As we saw in Week 1, no one is invincible to home field advantage, and with the state of this rivalry being such, BYU and their fans will enter with chips on their shoulders. All streaks are meant to end, and this feels like another one of those spots to trust the home team in. Allgeier and Pau’u should leave their mark on the game and the rivalry this weekend. Roll with the BYU’s moneyline Saturday.
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