Saturday’s action in Week 10 features some of the biggest regular season games this season. But if you have the energy for a late night Friday primer, No. 9 BYU traveling to No. 21 Boise State is the perfect warm-up for the weekend ahead.
There are a handful of teams vying for a New Year’s Six bowl spot, and the Cougars and Broncos are among them. This game also marks an interesting juxtaposition that is peak 2020. BYU, having strung together a season as a football independent, is 7-0 and will have just two games over the next five weeks after Friday. Meanwhile, Boise State has only played two games because of the Mountain West’s delayed start.
Both of these teams rank in the top 10 nationally in scoring offense, though BYU’s 44.4 points per game are more credible simply because it’s played most of a season. Leading the way is quarterback Zach Wilson, who’s having a monster season with 19 touchdowns — that ranks third nationally — to just two interceptions. Boise State’s defense is facing a big challenge and whether it can slow down the Cougars’ passing attack will go a long way in determining whether it can put a blemish on BYU’s record.
Let’s take a closer look at the matchup ahead before making some expert picks both straight up and against the spread. Odds via William Hill Sportsbook