BYU vs. Utah State NCAA Football Week 5 Odds

BYU vs. Utah State College Football Betting

BYU Cougars College Football Betting

The BYU Cougars continue their final season as an independent with enhanced respect. BYU beat the defending Big 12 champion Baylor Bears in week two as proof they are ready for the Power Five. But the following week, the Cougars stumbled in a letdown spot at the Oregon Ducks. This week offers a potentially tricky game against the Utah State Aggies. Utah State is off to a rough start. But they are a proud program with plenty of past success. And when the Aggies face the Cougars, they leave everything on the field. BYU is coming off an impressive payout against the Wyoming Cowboys.

NCAA Football Week 5 Betting Odds

Utah State Aggies +24.5

BYU Cougars -24.5

BYU Cougars Weekly Matchup

On Thursday, September 29, 2022, the independent BYU Cougars will host the Utah State Aggies of the Mountain West Conference. At LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, Utah, Kickoff time at 8 p.m. ET with television coverage on ESPN.

BYU has one of the largest fan bases in college football. And they will draw plenty of support as the home favorite, especially against a Utah State team that is not well known by casual gamblers. Another factor for this Thursday night game is that gamblers remember how ell BYU played against Baylor. Sharps are concerned about the poor play of Utah State for much of September. But there is also the value factor to evaluate. BYU stands a good chance of being overpriced.

Last game, the Utah State Aggies lost 34-24 against the UNLV Rebels as 3-point home dogs. The game went under the total of 61. Utah State has a record of 1-3 straight up, 0-4 against the spread, and 0-4 over/under the total. Utah State ranks 100th for total offense, 99th for passing, 88th for rushing, and 123rd for scoring. Defensively they rank 100th overall, 49th against the pass, 117th against the rush, and 117th for points allowed. Also, Utah State ranks 56th for fewest turnovers lost and 17th for takeaways.

Doug Brumfield threw for one touchdown and ran for two more as UNLV opened Mountain West Conference play with its first win over Utah State since 2008. The defense played a big role, intercepting Aggies quarterback Logan Bonner four times among five turnovers.

After falling behind 7-0, Brumfield capped an 89-yard drive with a 4-yard run and a five-yard drive with a 1-yard plunge. The second TD was set up when the punter had his knee on the ground as he fielded a low snap. Brumfield had a six-yard TD connection with Kyle Williams in the second quarter, and Daniel Gutierrez kicked a pair of field goals as the Rebels took a 27-16 lead at the half. Brumfield finished 21 of 31 for 217 yards passing, and Aidan Robbins ran for 81 yards and a second-half touchdown. UNLV won at Utah State for the first time since 2007 and is 3-1 for the first time since 2008.

BYU Cougars Weekly Recap

Last game, the BYU Cougars won 38-24 against the Wyoming Cowboys as 21-point home favorites. The game went over the total of 49.5. BYU has a record of 3-1 straight up, 2-2 against the spread, and 3-1 over/under the total. BYU ranks 39th for total offense, 24th for passing, 67th for rushing, and 55th for scoring. Defensively they rank 38th overall, 25th against the pass, 81st against the rush, and 80th for points allowed. Also, BYU ranks 1st for fewest turnovers lost and 86th for takeaways.

Jaren Hall threw for 337 yards and four touchdowns to lead No. 19 BYU to a victory over Wyoming on Saturday night. Hall became the 20th BYU quarterback to hit 4,000 career yards passing while completing 81% of his attempts. Keanu Hill finished with a career-high 160 yards and two touchdowns on five catches to lead the Cougars.

Andrew Peasley threw for 154 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Cowboys. Titus Swen added 78 yards on 20 carries. Wyoming lost to BYU for the ninth straight time in the series.

2022 BYU Cougars Schedule

Sep 3 at USF W 50-21 1-0
Sep 10 vs. Baylor W 26-20 2-0
Sep 17 at Oregon L 20-41 2-1
Sep 24 vs. Wyoming W 38-24 3-1
Sep 29 vs. Utah State - -
Oct 8 vs. Notre Dame (at Las Vegas) - -
Oct 15 vs. Arkansas - -
Oct 22 at Liberty - -
Oct 28 vs. East Carolina - -
Nov 5 at Boise State - -
Nov 12 OFF
Nov 19 vs. Utah Tech - -
Nov 26 at Stanford - -
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