Utah State vs BYU Week 5 Game Info
2022 NCAA College Football Game
Utah State Aggies (1-3) vs. No. 19 BYU Cougars (3-1)
Date: Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022
Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
Venue: LaVell Edwards Stadium — Provo, UT
Week 5 of the 2022 NCAA college football season includes a regional rivalry on Thursday night between the Utah State Aggies and No. 19 Brigham Young Cougars in a battle for the Old Wagon Wheel.
The defending Mountain West champion Aggies are off to a slow start this season at 1-3 following last week's home loss to upstart UNLV, 34-24. Meanwhile, BYU is 3-1 after a 38-24 win over Wyoming last week. The Cougars have also beaten ranked Baylor in OT at home and suffered a 41-20 defeat at Oregon.
Utah State vs BYU Odds & Spread
All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: USU: (+1280) | BYU: (-3500)
Spread: USU: +23.5 (-104) | BYU: -23.5 (-118)
Total: 60.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
BYU is a big favorite on the spread (-23.5) and moneyline (-3500), and the line is holding steady. The total is down sharply from the opening line, however, and now sits at 60.5.
Utah State vs BYU Prediction & Pick
BYU won the most recent meeting in this rivalry with a 34-20 victory at Utah State last year. The Cougars were the better team then and are still the better team now.
Through four games and a stronger schedule, BYU is scoring 33.5 points per game and averaging 468 yards per game on offense. Utah State has only played three FBS opponents, and one was Alabama in a 55-0 loss. The Aggies' run defense has been exploited this year and is vulnerable to attack
Utah State also beat themselves last week with 6 turnovers, including 5 interceptions. They need to take better care of the football if they want to stay competitive in this one.
Final Score Prediction: BYU: 37 | Utah State: 20
Utah State vs BYU Betting Trends
- Utah State is 3-1 straight up (SU) and 0-4 against the spread (ATS) this season.
- The total has gone Under in all four Utah State games this season.
- BYU is 16-4 in their last 20 games against Utah State.
- BYU is 16-1 SU in their last 17 home games.
Utah State vs BYU Tech Best Bet
All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
The Aggies should play better than last week in this rivalry game, but senior QB Logan Bonner needs to have a big game. After passing for 3,628 yards and 36 TDs last year, Bonner has passed for only 753 yards with a 6:8 TD/INT ratio and just 6.8 yards per attempt.
BYU, on the other hand, has star QB Jaren Hall, and he's already passed for 1,164 yards this season with 9 touchdowns and only 1 interception.
This line would have been just below 20 points at the start of the season. While the adjustment seems warranted, we're still leaning towards the underdog.