Idaho vs. BYU: TV Schedule, Live Stream, Radio, Game Time and More

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Idaho vs. BYU: TV Schedule, Live Stream, Radio, Game Time and More
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The Idaho football team has been reeling all season and facing BYU with a new head coach isn't likely to help matters. Then again, things can't get any worse.

Idaho is 1-8, having a loss to a FCS program (Eastern Washington) and dropping a 66-0 decision to North Carolina. A 70-28 thrashing by WAC-leading Louisiana Tech was enough for the university to fire Robb Akey.

Former Washington State quarterback Jason Gesser, who has been on the staff for two seasons, was named the interim head coach.

The Cougars aren't likely to take pity on the Vandals. This game won't be competitive.

 

When: Saturday, Nov. 10 at 10:15 p.m. ET

Where: LaVell Edwards Stadium, Provo, Utah

Watch: ESPNU

Stream: Watch ESPN

Radio: Free Football Radio

 

Betting Line (via OddsShark)

Over/Under: 49, Spread: BYU -38

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Very little is expected of Idaho. The spread is so close to the over/under that is it very difficult to bet the under on this game.

I'd take BYU and surrender the points in this game. 

 

Injury Report (via USA Today)

Idaho

 

 

 

Player

Pos.

Injury

Status

Quayshawne Buckley

DL

Head

Questionable

Tracy Carter

DB

Leg

Questionable

Taylor Elmo

TE

Suspension

Out indefinitely

 

BYU

 

 

 

Player

Pos.

Injury

Status

Adam Hine

RB

Undisclosed

Questionable

Mike Hague

DB

Calf

Questionable

Zac Stout

LB

Achilles

Questionable

Ian Dulan

DL

Back

Questionable

Braden Hansen

OL

Hip

Out

Skye PoVey

DB

Foot

Out

Eathyn Manumaleuna

DL

Knee

Out

Marcus Mathews

TE

Nose

Out

Famika Anae

OL

Knee

Out

Taysom Hill

QB

Knee

Out

Michael Alisa

RB

Forearm

Out


BCS/Top-25 Implications

Neither of these teams are ready to put pressure on the Top-25 rankings. BYU is playing for positioning and a playoff spot, but Idaho is done.

 

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Idaho Player to Watch: Defensive Line

If Idaho is going to keep this game from being a blowout, it will need some push from its defensive line. They need to halt the Cougars' ground game and pressure Riley Nelson when he attempts to throw the ball.

Idaho has been undersized in the trenches this season. Teams can't win if they can't control the line of scrimmage.

 

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BYU Player to Watch: Riley Nelson, QB

The Cougars have had a bit of their own uncertainty at the quarterback position. Their leading passer is Nelson, but he's been in-and-out of the lineups.

Freshman Taysom Hill was given a chance to replace Nelson, but he ended up being inured.

Nelson is completing 59.8 percent of his passes for 1,440 yards but has 11 interceptions to just nine touchdowns.

 

Prediction: BYU 49, Idaho 10

The Cougars simply have too much strength to allow Idaho to hang around in this game. BYU will put the ball in the capable hands of Nelson to dismantle the Vandal defense. 

He can lean on the running backs and don't be surprised if he takes several shots down the field. Cody Hoffman could have one of his biggest days of the season.

 

Darin Pike is a writer for Bleacher Report's Breaking News Team and a Featured Columnist covering the NFL and the Seattle Seahawks.

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