BYU Cougars vs Navy Midshipmen 09/07/2020 Odds, Picks and Predictions
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
BYU Cougars vs Navy Midshipmen 09/07/2020 – Week one of college football is coming to an end while the last game takes place from the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. BYU Cougars will square-off against Navy Midshipmen for their first game of the season and they look forward to getting a decent start. The Cougars struggled a little, especially after the Covid-19 situation. Navy Midshipmen did well to get past opponents last season as they held a 20-17 record. The Midshipmen managed to defeat Kansas State in the Liberty Bowl and they are all set to start a fresh season. College football betting as resumed as websites have their picks and analysis of each game.
BYU Cougars will continue under the leadership of their head coach Kalani Sitake. There are no major changes as such since TE Matt Bushman will continue alongside Sitake. Coming in from the quarterback spot is Zach Wilson. During the last season, Wilson threw 2,382 yards with 11 touchdowns. The Cougars held the 78th rank with their rushing defense and they gave up an average of 167.5 yards per game to opponents. The biggest issue for the Cougars in their receiving corps since last year’s top three players are not with them. From the tight end, the Cougars have Matt Bushman alongside Gunner Romeny.
Players to watch: Z. Wilson QB (CMP 199 ATT 319 YDS 2382 CMP% 62.4 AVG 7.5 LNG 75 TD 11 INT 9 SACK 19 SYL -125 RTG 130.8), B. Romney QB (CMP 54 ATT 85 YDS 747 CMP% 63.5 AVG 8.8 LNG 77 TD 7 INT 2 SACK 4 SYL -18 RTG 159.8), S. Finau RB (ATT 59 YDS 359 AVG 6.1 LNG 46 TD 2), L. Katoa RB (ATT 85 YDS 358 AVG 4.2 LNG 16 TD 4), M. Bushman TE (REC 47 YDS 688 AVG 14.6 LNG 44 TD 4).
Navy Midshipmen looked promising last season with an average of close to 38 points per game. The Midshipmen will need to fill in their quarterback spot for Malcolm Perry. Navy had the top quarterback in the nation with 360.5 rushing yards per game last season. From the offensive end, Jmale Carothers will be back to his spot after 734 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns last year. From the defensive end, Navy ill bring back six of their defensive players. The good news is that Navy held opponents to an average of 22.3 points per game. With the same defense, the Midshipmen have a chance to go a long way this season.
Players to watch: M. Perry QB (CMP 48 ATT 86 YDS 1084 CMP% 55.8 AVG 12.6 LNG 80 TD 7 INT 3 SACK 15 SYL -80 RTG 181.6), C. Williams WR (CMP 3 ATT 4 YDS 90 CMP% 75 AVG 22.5 LNG 41 TD 1 INT 0 SACK 0 SYL 0 RTG 346.5), J. Carothers FB (ATT 111 YDS 734 AVG 6.6 LNG 75 TD 14), N. Smith FB (ATT 116 YDS 571 AVG 4.9 LNG 77 TD 7) M. Cooper WR (REC 18 YDS 380 AVG 21.1 LNG 58 TD 2).
BYU Cougars vs Navy Midshipmen Betting Numbers
Brigham Young is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games.
Navy is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
BYU Cougars vs Navy Midshipmen Betting Picks
Navy Midshipmen might find issues without their leading quarterback this year. The college football lines are against the Midshipmen to win this game and cover. Back the Cougars to win with a decent score 31-21.