Game: College Football Week 1 ✅ Utah v BYU Preview, Handicapping, Analysis, Stats, NCAAF Betting Odds & Lines, Utah vs BYU Picks & Utah vs BYU Predictions
Date: Thursday, Aug 29, 2019
Start time: 10:15 PM EST, LaVell Edwards Stadium
TV Channel: ESPN
Best BYU Cougars Lines: +5 (-110) Spread – BETONLINE
Over/Under 48 : – BETNOW
In NCAA Football Week 1, we will see Utah Utes at BYU Cougars.
Utah – BYU is probably the most interesting game of week 1 of College Football. They are arch rivals and will kick-off the season on national television. The Utah defense has it all. It finished fifth last year against the run and they even improved on that during the offseason. QB Tyler Huntley and running back Zack Moss are very key to the team’s performance and they are both expected to play in this one and I believe that they will contribute in a big way.
BYU is not Utah on defense but it can be solid as well. Last time out, the Cougars kept the Utes under 300 yards on offense but we must acknowledge that Tyler Huntley and Zack Moss both didn’t play. QB Zach Wilson has the ability to make some interesting plays. He is a dual-threat quarterback who has a strong and accurate arm but he will also have to face a great defense in this one.
BYU will try to intimidate Utah at home and the defense will certainly show up. I do not expect many big plays in this one and there will be plenty of defense and grind out football. Utah has better talent and their defense is capable of making more stops, so I believe that they will cover the spread.