BYU Football: Bold Predictions against Houston
BYU is 4-0 for the first time since 2014 with the opportunity to go 5-0 for the first time since 2008 tonight against Houston. Here are our score predictions and three bold predictions for tonight's game:
Max - BYU 28 Houston 21
Casey - BYU 38 Houston 31
These two programs have met two times. In those contests, the two teams combined for 75.5 points on average. I expect similar levels of scoring on Friday night.
Here are three bold predictions for tonight's game:
1. Zach Wilson will throw for 350+ yards
Zach Wilson has been great in 2020. He has thrown for 1,241 yards and accounted for 14 touchdowns while completing 81% of his passes. Wilson has been recognized on too-early Heisman lists and his NFL draft stock has improved by the week; Mel Kiper recently included Zach Wilson on his list of the top five quarterbacks eligible for the 2021 NFL draft.
I think Wilson will have a big night against Houston with 350+ passing yards.
2. One big play on defense or special teams
That's it, that's the prediction. I think BYU will have at least one big play (turnover, big return, or punt block) that will turn the game in BYU's favor.
3. BYU forces three Houston turnovers
Houston struggled with ball security against Tulane totaling five team turnovers. I think BYU will force a few more turnovers tonight.
4. BONUS: Masen Wake will hurdle a Houston defender
Masen Wake has been hurdling defenders on a weekly basis.
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