BYU Opponents: Week 7 results

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BYU Opponents: Week 7 results

Post by Fido » Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:27 pm

WEEK 7 Games

Portland State (0-5) Lost vs Northern Arizona (3-2) 20-42
LSU (4-2) Won vs #10 Auburn (5-1) 27-23
Utah (4-1) Lost @ #13 USC (5-1) 27-28
#7 Wisconsin (5-0) Won vs Purdue (3-2) 17-9
Utah State (3-3) Lost vs Wyoming (3-2) 23-28
Boise State (3-2) Won @ #19 San Diego State (6-0) 31-14
Mississippi State (3-2) Won vs BYU (1-5) 35-10
East Carolina (1-5) Lost @ #22 UCF (4-0) 21-63
San Jose State (1-6) Lost @ Hawaii (2-4) 26-37
Fresno State (3-2) Won vs New Mexico (3-2) 38-0
UNLV (2-3) Lost @ Air Force (1-4) 30-34
UMass (0-6) BYE (@ #18 South Florida cancelled)
Hawaii (2-4) Won vs San Jose State (1-6) 37-26

WEEK 8 Games

Portland State (0-6) @ Idaho State (3-4)
#24 LSU (5-2) @ Ole Miss (3-3)
Utah (4-2) vs Arizona State (3-3)
#5 Wisconsin (6-0) vs Maryland (3-3)
Utah State (3-4) @ UNLV (2-4)
Boise State (4-2) vs Wyoming (4-2)
Mississippi State (4-2) vs Kentucky (5-1)
East Carolina (1-6) vs BYU (1-6)
San Jose State (1-7) BYE
Fresno State (4-2) @ San Diego State (6-1)
UNLV (2-4) vs Utah State (3-4)
UMass (0-6) vs Georgia Southern (0-5)
Hawaii (3-4) BYE

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Re: BYU Opponents: Week 7 results

Post by Fido » Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:28 pm

We are all well aware that BYU has been historically bad so far this season. But now that we are just over halfway through the season, here are my thoughts on how the BYU opponents are doing this year.

The Good

#5 Wisconsin (6-0) - Wisconsin has slipped as low as #10 but since then has steadily climbed up to #5 for week 8. Common opponents include: 59-10 vs Utah State

#24 LSU (5-2) - LSU has been inconsistent--dominating at times and other times not. A 30 point loss to Mississippi State and 3 point loss to Troy are head-scratchers. But in the past 2 weeks they have beaten ranked Florida and Auburn to put themselves back in the top #25. Common opponents include: 7-37 loss to Mississippi State.

Above Average

Mississippi State (4-2) - This is probably bordering on the wrong category for the Bulldogs. They score nearly 32 points per game despite a 3-31 loss to #11 Georgia and 10-49 loss to #13 Auburn. They did dominate a #12 ranked LSU 37-7. The one ranked team left on their schedule is #1 Alabama. Common opponents include: 37-7 vs LSU, 11/4 vs UMass.

Utah (4-2) - Utah's fast 4-win start to the season has deliciously taken a hit the past 2 weeks losing games by a total of 4 points. With ranked Washington and Washington State as well as Washington-beating Arizona State in upcoming weeks their schedule may prove a bit tougher than the first half. Common opponents include: 54-16 vs San Jose State.

Boise State (4-2) - Despite not being the team they once were, the Broncos are averaging 29 points a game and only allowing 12 if you don't count 2 40-something point explosions by their opponents in losses @ #20 Washington State (44-47) and vs Virginia (23-42). They just knocked off #19 SDSU in a dominating 3-score victory. The heights they can climb may be limited by the remaining conference schedule in which only about half their opponents have winning records. Common opponents include: 10/28 @ Utah State, 11/25 @ Fresno State.

Fresno State (4-2) - Fresno State was not on my radar as a team to watch out for before the season began. But their 2 losses come to #1 Alabama (10-41) and #6 Washington (16-48). They have dominated their MWC competition with wins by 20, 17, and 38. Common opponents include: 27-10 @ San Jose State, 10/28 vs UNLV, 11/11 @ Hawaii, 11/25 vs Boise State.

Below Average

Utah State (3-4) - Very inconsistently averaging almost 51 points in their 3 wins and just over 14 in their 4 losses. Only 2 teams on their remaining schedule are .500 or better. Common opponents include: 10-59 @ #9 Wisconsin, 61-10 @ San Jose State, 10/21 @ UNLV, 10/28 vs Boise State, 11/18 vs Hawaii.

Hawaii (3-4) - 3 of their 4 losses come on the mainland including the only P5 team on the schedule, UCLA. Their 2 FBS wins are against teams who are a combined 1-13 (UMass and SJSU). Common opponents include: 38-35 @ UMass, 37-26 vs San Jose State, 11/4 @ UNLV, 11/11 vs Fresno State, 11/18 @ Utah State.

UNLV (2-4) - All but 2 of the Rebels' games have been blowouts. Only losses 40-43 to FCS Howard and 30-34 @ Air Force have been close. 2 blowout wins @ Idaho and vs SJSU are countered by blowout losses to #10 Ohio State and SDSU. Common opponents include: 41-13 vs San Jose State, 10/21 vs Utah State, 10/28 @ Fresno State, 11/4 vs Hawaii.

The Bad

East Carolina (1-6) - Blowouts are the word here with only 2 results being within 20 points (14-34 loss to FCS James Madison and their only win 41-38 against UConn). They have lost to some good teams in West Virginia and ranked Virginia Tech, USF, and UCF. Their best shot at a win is a struggling BYU or Cincinnati (2-5). No common opponents this season.

San Jose State (1-7) - Defense is the weakness for the Spartans, who have given up an average of 45.4 points per game in their 7 losses including a season high 61 allowed to Utah State. Their one win came against 0-6 FCS Cal Poly. Common opponents include: 16-54 @ Utah, 10-61 vs Utah State, 13-41 @ UNLV, 10-27 vs Fresno State, 26-37 @ Hawaii.

UMass (0-6) - While their record is bad, they have been in every game with their worst loss being by 10 points twice (28-38 @ Coastal Carolina and 7-17 vs Old Dominion). They lost their other 4 games by a total of 23 points including a 13-17 loss to Tennessee. Their best shot at a win is against 0-5 Georgia Southern this week or Nov 11 vs FCS Maine. Common opponents include: 35-38 vs Hawaii, Nov 4 @ Mississippi State.

Portland State (0-6) - Their closest loss was 32-35 against Oregon State. Their best shot at a win will be against fellow 0-6 team Cal Poly. No common opponents this season.

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Re: BYU Opponents: Week 7 results

Post by Jarhead » Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:52 pm

Thanks for the write-up

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