Now up to 12 in the latest AP Top 25 Poll, BYU opened as a 30-point favorite in the week 8 college football lines released by Vegas. The opening lines are via Circa Sports.
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BYU is 5-0 and has covered the spread in 4 of its 5 games. The lone game BYU did not cover was its 7-point win over UTSA when BYU was a 34-point favorite.
Texas State is 1-5 on the year and coming off a 30-20 loss at South Alabama. The Bobcats, however, have played a lot of close games this year. They lost to #16 SMU by 7, lost to UTSA by 3 in double OT, and had a second half lead at Boston College before falling by 7. They also lost to Troy, 37-17.
BYU slept walk past UTSA when the Cougars were 30+ point favorites, so hopefully the team is more focused this game and puts the Bobcats away quickly.
BYU will have some fans in attendance at this one as BYU announced they will allow approximately 6,000 fans at LES. The game kicks off at 8:15 pm MT on ESPN.