Byu vs san diego state prediction

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How did San Diego State beat BYU last season?

San Diego State held the Rams to 265 total yards, forced a pair of turnovers, and recorded 11 tackles for a loss. BYU leads the series 28-8-1. San Diego State beat the Cougars 13-3 last season, earning the Aztecs their first victory over BYU since 2005.

How did San Diego State beat Colorado State 29 17?

A pair of special teams touchdowns helped them close out league play with a 29-17 victory over Colorado State. San Diego State held the Rams to 265 total yards, forced a pair of turnovers, and recorded 11 tackles for a loss. BYU leads the series 28-8-1.

How did the San Diego State Aztecs beat the Cougars?

It opened the door for the Chanticleers to dominate time of possession and string together long drives that kept the Cougars’ normally potent offense off the field for long stretches. The Aztecs (4-3, 4-2 Mountain West) are a team in a similar mold to Coastal Carolina. San Diego State boasts a punishing running attack and a tough defense.

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Resume building opportunity for BYU basketball

It’s the first week of the college basketball regular season, still a long way away from NCAA Tournament talk. But when you’re in a mid-major conference like BYU is, the opportunities to land resume-building wins are few and far between. San Diego State is one of those opportunities on BYU’s schedule.


What to know about San Diego State

The Aztecs return two starters from last year’s squad that lost to BYU in point guard Trey Pulliam and senior center Nathan Mensah. But the leader of the Aztecs this season appears to be Cal transfer, former Wasatch Academy product Matt Bradley.


Prediction: BYU-San Diego State will produce another classic

Say what you will about the Mountain West Conference, but basketball has always been solid in that league. BYU’s annual rivalries with the original MWC members were some of the best stages BYU has ever played. Games against San Diego State provided many of those moments in the final years of BYU’s MWC membership.


When BYU Has the Ball

Much of what BYU accomplished on offense against UMass can be a bit deceptive given how awful the Minutemen defense has been all season. Still, the Cougars are on the right track going up against an Aztec defense that could be the toughest BYU has faced since the season opener against Utah.


When San Diego State Has the Ball

Turning yards into points is an ongoing problem since the Aztecs switched to a spread offense this season. San Diego State hasn’t scored more than 31 points in a game this season and hasn’t reached 20 points since the end of October.


Final Analysis

BYU is banged up and digging deep into the depth chart at multiple positions as the regular season wraps up. It could be a factor playing against a bruising San Diego State defense that is among the nation’s best in multiple defensive categories. Still, the Cougars have a clear edge on offense over the Aztecs.


San Diego State Team Defense Preview

They have an elite level defense and fans may not appreciate it because they get so fixated on scoring, dunks, and drama, but this defense is as good as it gets right now. This analysis would be woefully incomplete without going into further detail aside from just a defensive efficiency rating.


San Diego State Team Offense Preview

Their offensive efficiency is 95.7, which makes them a below average offense and that means there is room for improvement, but will they actually improve? This analysis would be woefully incomplete without going into further detail aside from just an offensive efficiency rating.


BYU Team Defense Preview

They have an elite level defense and fans may not appreciate it because they get so fixated on scoring, dunks, and drama, but this defense is as good as it gets right now. This analysis would be woefully incomplete without going into further detail aside from just a defensive efficiency rating.


BYU Team Offense Preview

You should not have high expectations considering their offensive efficiency is 107.8, but relatively speaking it is still a slightly above-average offense. Now that we know what the overall offense looks like, it is time to understand why this offense is the way it is.


The San Diego State Roster

The Players to Watch for San Diego State
Matt Bradley 6-4 220 pound Guard
Matt Bradley sports a 29.6 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. He is among the best in the conference and even in the country as far as his on-the-court contributions. Definitely, a player to watch and opponents will have him scouted.


The BYU Roster

The Players to Watch for BYU
Alex Barcello 6-2 180 pound Guard
Alex Barcello sports a 38.6 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. He is among the best in the conference and even in the country as far as his on-the-court contributions. Definitely, a player to watch and opponents will have him scouted.


San Diego State vs. BYU Prediction, Picks, and Odds

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BYU-San Diego State Predictions

It’s difficult to take San Diego State at a near double-digit favorite, facing a team that scores a lot of points. The question becomes whether or not BYU will struggle enough from three-point range to lost San Diego State run away with the game? It seems unlikely, despite the stifling defense that San Diego State has.


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What you need to know about BYU

BYU is coming off a dominant 82-64 win over Utah in its last outing. The Cougars were led by guard Connor Harding, who finished with 17 points, four rebounds and two assists. Richard Harward also had a big day against the Utes, recording 15 points and seven rebounds.


What you need to know about San Diego State

Meanwhile, San Diego State sidestepped the Arizona State Sun Devils by a final score of 80-68 on Dec. 10. Guard Jordan Schakel led the Aztecs in scoring, finishing with 25 points. Forward Nathan Mensah recorded a double-double in the win over Arizona State, scoring 17 points while grabbing 15 rebounds.


How to make BYU vs. San Diego State picks

The model has simulated San Diego State vs. BYU 10,000 times and the results are in. It is leaning over on the total, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in well over 60 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.


The Aztecs will play host to the Cougars on Saturday

The Mountain West is Nevada’s conference until further notice, but quietly, San Diego State has a crop of stars that are making waves in the nonconference slate. Jalen McDaniels has lottery potential, Devin Watson is a certified bucket-getter, and together the Aztecs have potential to play spoiler in big games.


Game prediction, pick

San Diego State has been tested more to this point. And it should have the upper hand playing at home. But I’m trusting the talent in this game and riding with Yoeli Childs and TJ Haws to lead the Cougars to victory. Pick: BYU 80, SDSU 78


When San Diego State Has the Ball

Running the ball is a bread-and-butter staple for the Aztecs. San Diego State ranks second in total rushing yards this season with 1,426 yards, trailing only Air Force.


When BYU Has the Ball

Few things went right for the BYU offense in the loss to Coastal Carolina. The Cougars struggled to sustain drives late in the game against a tough Chanticleer defense.


Final Analysis

Generating offense against San Diego State was nearly impossible for BYU last season. The Cougars are much improved on that side of the ball this time around. Meanwhile, the Aztecs are thoroughly mediocre on offense. BYU won’t need to light up the scoreboard get an edge on San Diego State.


Prediction: BYU 20, San Diego State 13

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