2013 NCAA football picks are set to go here at Cappers Info, and we are ready to make our free football picks for all of the best games on the schedule. Check out the Middle Tennessee State vs. BYU picks and predictions for what should be a remarkable game on September 27th.
NCAA Football Picks: Middle Tennessee State Badgers @ BYU Cougars
Date: Friday, September 27th, 9:00 ET
Location: Lavell Edwards Stadium, Provo, UT
Week 5 CFB Odds: BYU -23.5 (59)
Middle Tennessee State vs. BYU Live TV Coverage: ESPNU
Are the 1-2 Cougars really more than three touchdowns better than a veteran Middle Tennessee State teams that has a lot of firepower offensively? We’re doubting that fact right now, and we’ll share with you why. MTSU hasn’t played a good schedule yet by any stretch of the imagination. The team has had three chump games, and basically exactly what was supposed to happen has panned out that way in those games. The team was beaten by 20 by North Carolina, it blew out Western Carolina, and it took Memphis and FAU down to the wire before winning. Meanwhile, the Cougars have played a heck of a schedule to date, losing to Utah and Virginia, while beating (and beating up) Texas.
Still, we’re not all that sure that this BYU team is really all that good. The Cougars are on the verge of a disaster in the passing game, as QB Taysom Hill is still only completing 35.1 percent of his passes, and the key to stopping this team is relatively simple. Just figure out how to take Hill’s legs away from him, and victory will be had. Meanwhile, this MTSU team has run an average of 72.3 plays per game thus far on the season, and QB Logan Kilgore and RB Jordan Parker are really giving the club a 1-2 punch that few have really stopped. Even in that North Carolina game, the Blue Raiders scored 20 points. If they can score 20 again in this one, as we expect that they will, they’ll stick in front of this somewhat ridiculously high college football point spread.
Middle Tennessee State vs. BYU Pick: Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders +23.5
Middle Tennessee State @ BYU Score Prediction: BYU 30 – Middle Tennessee State 20