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Brigham Young vs. Coastal Carolina 12/5/2020 College Football Picks, Prediction, and Preview

The Brigham Young visits Coastal Carolina on 12/5/2020 at 5:30PM.

Brigham Young and Coastal Carolina face off in an important game for both teams as every game in this shortened season with limited or no fans in attendance means more. Brigham Young has a record of 9-0 this season. Coastal Carolina is 9-0 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

Brigham Young Team Defense Preview

Brigham Young has had 74 defensive drives in non-garbage time minutes and they yield 5.14 plays per drive. Relatively speaking, Brigham Young is not a team that allows many plays per drive. This defense either gives up big plays quickly or induces a lot of three-and-outs, we shall find out more. Opponents face third and long situations a lot against this defense. This is a defense that forces opponents to commit penalties, have compromised offensive line play, and fail to convert on crunch possessions. Brigham Young opponents pass the football 56.58% of the time.They are a team that faces a lot of Air Raid Offenses.

Defenses want to stop offenses from getting into a 3rd Down where the options are plentiful. Unfortunately, this defense is too porous to limit those choices. Opponent rushing yards attributed to their offensive line this season comes out to 2.37 yards per carry. Opponent offensive lines have been simply unable to support their running games against this defense. When it comes to getting to that second level, running backs are getting stopped. This defense does not allow themselves to be gashed. The breakout rushing plays are simply not happening, it is a massive reach to expect this team to give up big rushing plays.

This Defense has had average success disrupting the flow of the opposing offense.. Getting more granual into the front seven and their ability to cause trouble, they are just average in this regard. Brigham Young is better at stopping the run than the pass this season.

Brigham Young Team Offense Preview

Brigham Young has had 74 drives in non-garbage time minutes and they average 6.07 plays per drive. When you are among the best at plays per drive, you are certainly a team that aims to wear down the opposition with a high play count or with long, physical grinding drives that eat up a lot of clock. We need to find out more here when it comes to Brigham Young. Any defense is in for a challenge with Brigham Young, given their ability to accrue more than 5 yards on 1st Downs and their ability to convert on 3rd and 4th Downs. They put a lot of pressure on opposing defenses.Brigham Young passes the football 51.89% of the time.Brigham Young tends to pass more than other teams.

Move the pile forward, falling forward, making progress, ensuring north-south running, smart Quarterback reads, well-adjusted alignments to ensure leverage, and an offensive line that is getting a great push forward are cornerstones of this offense. How effective is the offensive line given what we know about their ability to prevent negative yards on rushing plays? More than you think, thanks to the Adjusted Line Yards metric. Brigham Young can take credit for 3.33 yards per carry. This is an elite offensive line when it comes to generating a push for the running game. They know how to create creases for running backs to break loose. Playing 7 in a box may not be enough for opposing defenses, this is a great O-Line. The offensive line and running back corps deserve a lot of credit for gashing defenses with their running game like the way they have this season. They have an explosive running game and they are capable of breaking big yardage runs on First and Second Down. This puts a lot of pressure on Linebackers and Safeties.

Brigham Young has bullied and controlled defenses this season, defenses have not been able to dictate what this offense is able to do to them. Opponents should consider a containment strategy. Brigham Young is among the best in the country at keeping defensive front sevens at bay. Opposing defenses need their secondary players to step up and cause trouble in order for this Offense to be disrupted. Brigham Young is a better passing team than running team this season.

Coastal Carolina Team Defense Preview

Coastal Carolina has had 90 total defensive drives this season and they yield 5.31 plays per drive. There is not much to take away here when it comes to how many plays per drive opponents run, but they are a team that falls in the average window when it comes to plays per drive. Coastal Carolina has a generally average defense. Nothing too special about it, but they are capable of rising up when needed. Passing plays make up 50.21% of their opponents’ play calls.Opponents typically have some form of run/pass balance against them.

Coastal Carolina is not doing anything particularly special as far as their ability to create negative yardage plays on the ground. How effective are opposing offensive lines given what we know about their ability to force negative yardage rushing plays? Coastal Carolina can take credit for holding the offensive line of their opponent to 2.99 yards per carry. Generally speaking, this is an average defense when it comes to how offensive lines control or fail to control them on the ground. This is a team that is getting gashed too much for the tastes of their base. Linebackers are not stopping the bleeding well enough. Opponents have shown a relatively average level of explosiveness in the running game, maybe there will be a breakout rushing play against them.

Disruptive plays are a part of the fabric of this team’s defensive effort. Game changing plays that drive Offensive Coordinators and Quarterbacks crazy, they find ways to deliver. Coastal Carolina should have a sign ready for opponents near the Visitor Locker Room that says “Welcome to Hell”, this front seven is deep and they cause a lot of problems. Coastal Carolina has shown themselves to be better at stopping the pass than the run this season.

Coastal Carolina Team Offense Preview

Coastal Carolina has had 90 drives in non-garbage time minutes and they average 5.72 plays per drive. Coastal Carolina runs a lot of plays per drive and this could wear an opposing defense down. Any defense is in for a challenge with Coastal Carolina, given their ability to accrue more than 5 yards on 1st Downs and their ability to convert on 3rd and 4th Downs. They put a lot of pressure on opposing defenses.Coastal Carolina passes the football 39.03% of the time.They favor running the ball as opposed airing it out.

Coastal Carolina is not doing anything particularly special as far as their ability to avoid negative yardage plays on the ground. Based on the Adjusted Line Yards metric, which measures the amount of credit that should be ascribed to the offensive line for a rushing play, they average 3.1 yards per carry. This offensive line may be underappreciated, even though the running backs get the attention. The Coastal Carolina coaching staff really deserves credit for how they prepared this offensive line, but they could be a little bit better! This is a team that is rather above-average when it comes to gashing defenses. The threat of the run should force opposing to play more honest and assignment defensive football is a must. They feature a relatively average explosiveness in the running game, maybe there will be a breakout rushing play, but it is not something to count on from them.

Defenses have had trouble making big, disruptive plays against Coastal Carolina this season. Front sevens are causing an average amount of trouble for the Offense. Coastal Carolina is a better passing team than running team this season.

The Brigham Young Roster

The Players to Watch for Brigham Young

The Coastal Carolina Roster

The Players to Watch for Coastal Carolina

Grayson McCall QB 6-3 200

This season, Grayson McCall has put up 1747 yards and 20 touchdowns. He has thrown 1 interceptions. He has a QB Rating of 188.4thus far this season. Grayson McCall has thrown 1 interceptions this season.As a rusher, Grayson McCall has 365.0 rushing yards, which puts him in the 95.56 percentile among Quarterbacks. He ran the ball as opposed to throwing the ball 74.0 times this season, which puts him in the 91.9 percentile. Has he hit paydirt as a runner? He has 5.0 rushing touchdowns this season.

Torrance Marable RB 5-10 200

This season, Torrance Marable has 592 rushing yards on 119 carries. Was he able to get to the end zone on the ground? He has 8 rushing touchdowns.As a receiver in the backfield, Torrance Marable picked up 163 yards. He caught the ball as opposed to taking handoffs or catching laterals 24 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 6 receiving touchdowns this season.

Jaivon Heiligh WR 6-2 190

This season, Jaivon Heiligh picked up 682 yards. He caught the ball 41 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 8 receiving touchdowns this season.

C.J. Brewer DT 6-2 280

The leading tackler among Defensive Tackles for Coastal Carolina, C.J. Brewer has 47 tackles this season. He was able to keep rushers back and penetrate the offensive line with 9 tackles for loss, which puts him in the 99.54 percentile among Defensive Tackles. When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 6 times this season, which put him in the 100.0 percentile among all Defensive Tackles in College Football. He has forced 1 fumbles this season.

Tarron Jackson DE 6-2 260

The leading tackler among Defensive Ends for Coastal Carolina, Tarron Jackson has 44 tackles this season. He was able to keep rushers back and penetrate the offensive line with 12 tackles for loss, which puts him in the 99.38 percentile among Defensive Ends. When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 8 times this season, which put him in the 99.64 percentile among all Defensive Ends in College Football. He has forced 4 fumbles this season.

Alex Spillum S 6-2 190.0

He is the leading tackler among non-exclusive Defensive Backs (meaning he can play either Safety Position, Nickel Back, Star or even play as a Cornerback in coverage) for Coastal Carolina, Alex Spillum had 42 tackles which puts him in the 92.82 percentile among returning non-exclusive Defensive Backs. He was able to keep rushers and receivers back on screens with 1 tackles for loss this season, which puts him in the 73.47 percentile among Secondary position players. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, this season he was able to take them down 0 times this season. Alex Spillum as a ball hawker was able to pick off 2 passes this season, which puts him in the 94.96 percentile among returning secondary position players this season.

Derrick Bush CB 6-1 190

Considered the leading tackler among Cornerbacks for Coastal Carolina, Derrick Bush had 28 tackles which puts him in the 92.23 percentile among Corners. He was able to keep rushers and receivers back on screens with 2 tackles for loss this season, which puts him in the 92.38 percentile among Corners. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, this season he was able to take them down 0 times this season. Derrick Bush as a ball hawker was able to pick off 1 passes this season, which puts him in the 82.99 percentile among Corners this season.

Brigham Young vs. Coastal Carolina Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Brigham Young 39 Coastal Carolina 22

Spread Pick: Brigham Young -10 -101 Pinnacle Sports
Moneyline Pick: Brigham Young -330 BetOnline
Total Pick: Under 62 -110 Pinnacle Sports