No. 13 BYU @ Utah State
Current Records: BYU 4-0; Utah State 3-1
What to Know
The BYU Cougars have enjoyed the comforts of home their last three games, but now they must head out on the road. They will take on the Utah State Aggies at 9 p.m. ET on Friday at Merlin Olsen Field at Maverik Stadium. The Cougars should still be riding high after a victory, while Utah State will be looking to regain their footing.
BYU was able to grind out a solid win over the South Florida Bulls this past Saturday, winning 35-27. The team ran away with 28 points in the first half and mostly just sat on those in the second to pick up the victory. BYU QB Baylor Romney was slinging it as he passed for three TDs and 305 yards on 25 attempts.
Meanwhile, the day started off rough for Utah State this past Saturday, and it ended that way, too. Their bruising 27-3 defeat to the Boise State Broncos might stick with them for a while. Utah State might not have won anyway, but their 85 penalty yards sure didn’t help matters. QB Logan Bonner had a memorable game, but not in the way you want to be remembered: besides failing to produce a single touchdown, he threw two interceptions with a passing completion percentage of only 42.31%.
BYU is the favorite in this one, with an expected 9-point margin of victory. But bettors beware: they are 0-2 against the spread when favored.
The Cougars’ win brought them up to 4-0 while the Aggies’ loss pulled them down to 3-1. Two defensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: BYU is stumbling into the matchup with the 171st most rushing touchdowns allowed in the nation, having given up six on the season. Utah State has experienced some struggles of their own as they are 216th worst in the nation in yards allowed per game, with 463.3 on average. It’s possible one of these Achilles’ heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Friday at 9 p.m. ET
- Where: Merlin Olsen Field at Maverik Stadium — Logan, Utah
- TV: CBS Sports Network
- Live Stream: CBSSports.com or fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Watch on your Phone: CBS Sports App
- Watch on Connected TV: CBS Sports App on Roku and Fire TV
The Cougars are a big 9-point favorite against the Aggies, according to the latest college football odds.
BYU have won three out of their last five games against Utah State.
- Nov 02, 2019 – BYU 42 vs. Utah State 14
- Oct 05, 2018 – Utah State 45 vs. BYU 20
- Sep 29, 2017 – Utah State 40 vs. BYU 24
- Nov 26, 2016 – BYU 28 vs. Utah State 10
- Nov 28, 2015 – BYU 51 vs. Utah State 28