BYU vs. Washington fearless prediction and game preview.
Date: Saturday, September 29
Game Time: 8:30 ET
Venue: Husky Stadium, Seattle, WA
BYU (3-1) vs. Washington (3-1) Game Preview
One Reason Why BYU Will Win
Washington’s offense isn’t humming. This is going to be a grind of a season for the Huskies – they’re not going to rise up and destroy BYU with a big first half scoring binge.
The passing game has been effective, and the ground game is fine, but scoring at times has been like pulling teeth. Against Auburn, Utah and Arizona State, the Dawgs are only averaging 21 points per game.
BYU is allowing just 17 points per outing.
The idea will be to hang around … hang around … hang around … and the come up with the big play at the right time. The Cougars are doing a great job at winning the turnover battle, it only has three giveaways on the year, and the special teams are helping in the field position fight.
One Reason Why Washington Will Win
The Washington defense has been even more amazing.
BYU was able to keep Wisconsin from going off, and it held down Khalil Tate in the win over Arizona, but Washington kept Auburn to just 21 points, stuffed Utah in Salt Lake City, and held down a solid Arizona State passing game.
There’s not much pressure coming from the defensive front, but the secondary has been a rock. It’s not allowing too many big plays and it’s not getting dinked and dunked on.
BYU’s passing offense doesn’t go anywhere. This is more of an opportunistic team than one with an offense that’s going to start cranking up the home runs.
On the other side, Jake Browning should have all the time in the world to work. BYU doesn’t do much to get to the quarterback.
What’s Going To Happen
With road wins over Arizona and Wisconsin, BYU will hardly be intimidated. It’ll be tough, it’ll stay in the game, and it’ll be more than happy to make this an ugly slugfest with the Dawgs.
But at home, Washington will get enough out of its defense to keep the Cougars under wraps in the first half, Browning will come up with two early touchdown passes, and there won’t be a whole lot of drama.
But the Huskies will need the full four quarters to put this away.
Fearless Prediction & Line
Washington 27, BYU 13
Line: Washington -17.5, o/u: 46
ATS Confidence out of 5: 1.5
Must See Rating: 2.5
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