NCAA College Football Betting Preview: BYU Cougars vs. UTSA Roadrunners – Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020

The No. 15 Brigham Young Cougars (3-0) are playing some of the best football in the nation and this week they host the Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners (3-1) in a non-conference tilt.

The game kicks off Saturday, October 10 at 3:30 p.m. ET at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, UT and will be televised on ESPN2.

UTSA Roadrunners Betting Preview: Get Harris Healthy

The Roadrunners are 2-2 ATS this season and the over is 2-2. They rank 38th in points (31.3 ppg), 33rd in total yards (418.5) and 20th in rushing yards (210.8). The defense has not been as good ranking 57th in total yards (449 ypg), 40th in scoring (28.5) and 62nd in passing yards allowed (300.3).

Jordan Weeks took over at QB last week and went 7-for-19 for 57 yards with an interception while Lowell Narcisee was 2-for-5 for 33 yards. On the season five players have thrown at least one pass for UTSA led by Frank Harris who has 66% completions for 508 yards with three TD and one interception. Harris sprained his right knee in the over MTSU and is questionable for this game.

The running game carried the day as Sincere McCormick ran 22 times for 150 yards with one touchdown. On the season McCormick has 527 yards and four touchdowns while Harris has run for 168 yards and five scores.

WR Joshua Cephus led the Roadrunners with three catches for 42 yards. In the four games Cephus leads the team in receptions (22), yards (205) and touchdowns (3).

BYU Cougars Betting Preview: Finally a Game

The Cougars are 3-0 ATS this season and the under has hit in two of their games. The BYU defense has been fantastic ranking 1st in the nation in yards allowed (214.7), third in passing yards allowed (143.7) and fourth in scoring defense (8.0 ppg). The offense is also ranked first in total yards (586.3), second in scoring (49.3 ppg) and sixth in passing (358.7 ypg).

QB Zach Wilson was nearly perfect last week as he completed 24-of-26 passes for 325 yards and two touchdowns. On the season he has completed 85% of his passes for 949 yards with six touchdowns and one interception.

BYU ran for 188 yards on 39 carries against La Tech with Tyler Allgeier (10-93) leading the way and Wilson (8-43) ran for three touchdowns. Allgeier has 275 yards on the season with three scores and a 8.1 average.

Wilson found seven receivers against La Tech led by WR Gunner Romney (7-101-1) and WR Dax Milne (7-89). Milne leads the team in receptions (17) but Romney has more yards (373) and touchdowns (2).

UTSA RoadRunners at BYU Cougars Betting Line

BetOnline has BYU favored in this game by -34.5 (-110). They have set the total for this game at 53.5 points. The line may seem sort of inflated however with the way BYU has looked, on both offense and defense, the line may be set right where it needs for the oddsmakers to keep it a level playing field.

Free Betting pick

The way BYU scores the total deserves some attention here. Its not out of the realm of possibilities for the Cougars to push 50 themselves, if UTSA can muster a score or two against a strong BYU defense then the over hits. If Harris is available, take the over. If not, the Roadrunners offense is one dimensional and BYU cruises.

Spooky Express Free Pick: Over 53.5 (-110)

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