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BYU Opens as 27-Point Favorite Over Western Kentucky

BYU will be a big favorite once again.

Wisconsin v BYU Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images

BYU will be a huge favorite once again when they welcome Western Kentucky to Provo Halloween night. Vegas released its week 9 college football lines and opened with BYU as a 27-point favorite over the Hilltoppers. The line quickly moved to BYU -28.5 shortly after opening. The over/under for the game is 53.

Western Kentucky is 2-4 on the season and coming off a narrow 13-10 win over FCS foe Chattanooga. The Hilltoppers finished 9-4 last season and were expected to be on the contenders in Conference-USA, but they have seemed to regressed from last season. The Hilltoppers have played a solid schedule, with their 4 losses coming to Louisville, Liberty, Marshall, and UAB.

Western Kentucky has flipped between two quarterbacks, but they are likely to go with Maryland Grad Transfer QB Tyrrell Pigrome. Pigrome has 632 passing yards this season with 7 TDs and 0 picks, and leads WKU in rushing with 227 rushing yards.

BYU-WKU will kick off 8:15 pm MT on ESPN at LaVell Edwards Stadium.