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BYU Opens as 9-Point Favorite Over Utah State

BYU v Utah State Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images

BYU will be a favorite for the third time this season when they travel to Utah State for their first true road game of the season. Oddsmakers released week 5 lines and BYU opened as a 9-point favorite over the Aggies. The over/under for the game is 55.

BYU was a 13.5-point favorite over Arizona and 24-point favorite over USF, but didn’t cover versus either team and ended up winning both games by 8 points. The USF matchup was the first BYU game this year that hit the over.

Utah is 3-1 on the season after losing 27-3 to Boise State Saturday morning in Logan. USU has already exceeded expectations, with an upset road win at Utah State and wins over North Dakota and Air Force. The Aggies overcame a double digit deficit in each of their three wins.

Utah State has juggled QBs, shuffling between Arkansas State transfer Logan Bonner — who is more of a pocket passer — and dual-threat QB Andrew Peasley. Senior wideout Deven Thompkins is the main guy to watch, who is third in the nation with 514 receiving yards.

BYU-Utah State will kickoff Friday night at 7:00 MT on CBS Sports Network.