DOGTOWN: BYU OVER USC

BYU over USC by 6—
True freshman QB Kedon Slovis replaced injured starter J.T. Daniels
for the Trojans in last week’s 45-20 win over Stanford, going 28-
of-33 for 377 yards and 3 TD passes, resulting in a school record
for passing yardage in a game for a freshman (Slovis’ high school
position coach, Kurt Warner, must be smiling to the max these days).

However, with the Trojans coming off that crushing win over the
Cardinal and Utah, Washington and Notre Dame all on deck, this
becomes a bad spot for the freshman quarterback making his first
road start following a smashing debut.

On the flIp side, Kalani Sitake was finally able to do a victory dance following the Cougars’ 29-26 double-OT win at Tennessee, a game which the Vols controlled for 59 and a half minutes.

A bomb to WR Micah Simon with 20 seconds left in regulation put BYU in position for a tying FG to send the game into overtime, and RB Ty’son Williams finished it off with a TD run in the second OT.

The Mormons are now riding a 6-1 ATS overall streak since last season, and they were good to us last week so we’re not about to jump ship.

Especially when we consider BYU’s 10-3 spread mark as a dog getting fewer than 9 points when coming off a win, and their 4-2 SU and 5-1 ATS records as a dog versus Pac-12 foes that won 7 or fewer games the previous season. 

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