Both teams are coming off big wins from last week but have not found their usual winning ways as years passed. Boise State is one of those teams that leaves it´s losses for late in the season against the few ranked teams they play, while BYU is one of those usually ranked teams that has seen a few of their starters leave to the NFL and not been able to really pick up what their left off. This game will be a great one for fans as it will be a high obtain passing game with two talented QB´s going head to head to see who out throws the other.
Boise State Broncos vs. BYU Cougars
8:00 PM ET, October 25, 2013
LaVell Edwards Stadium, PROVO, UT
Coverage: ESPN/Watch ESPN
The Broncos running back is actually their leader in touchdowns scored for the first time in over 6 years, they have really never been known as a running offense but when they get within that 20 yard mark it seems to work out great. Boise State has a tendency of playing backed up on defense, more like a zone or a 2-3, something that allows the opposing team to run but to also double think the pass with their linebackers hanging over the middle. I expect the Broncos to really step things up and be more then active on the ground attack.
BYU is one of those programs that if you don´t follow then you don’t really know much about them but I can assure you that they are very capable football players, they like their passing attack because of the amount of passing plays they call, when a normal team has between 20 & 30 passing plays they have around 50. Defensively they are actually very sound, calm but at the same time they get after the QB mostly right up the middle with surprise blitz´s off the corner back.
What to Expect:
BYU will be the favorite because of the difficult schedule they have, I expect the Broncos to push the running game early in this game given how well it worked last week, BYU will have to find an answer early to stop them or it will be a very long game. I like the dog to win outright on the road in this one, so my pick is the Broncos , money line.