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2018 Week 1 Analysis: BYU vs. Arizona

BYU vs. Arizona
Notes:
Since 2006, BYU is 10-2 against FBS & FCS opponents on week one of the college football season and have won those games by an average margin of victory of 11.3 ppg.

 

 

 

 

 

 
BYU won 4 games in 2017 against 3 FBS opponents (San Jose State, UNLV & Hawaii) with a combined overall record of 10-27 or .270%. The Cougars won those games by a total score of 122-67 or 13.7 ppg.

 

 

 

 
All three FBS opponents that the Cougars defeated in 2017 had losing records.

 

 

 

 
BYU also defeated FCS opponent-Portland State by a score of 20-6.

 

 

 

 

 
BYU lost 9 games in 2017 against opponents (LSU, Utah, Wisconsin, Utah St., Boise State, Mississippi State, East Carolina, Fresno State & UMASS) with a combined overall record of 72-46 or .610%. The Cougars lost those games by a total score of 254-100 or 17.1 ppg.

 

 

 

 
Arizona has a new head coach in Kevin Sumlin (former Texas A&M head coach).

 

 

 
Since 2009, Arizona is 7-1 against FBS & FCS opponents on week one of the college football season. The Wildcats defeated those opponents by a total score of 303-98 or 29.2 ppg.

 

 

 

 

 

 
Arizona won 7 games in 2017 against 6 FBS opponents (UTEP, Colorado, UCLA, CAL, Washington State & Oregon State) with a combined overall record of 26-48 or .351%. The Wildcats won those games by a total score of 369-221 or 21.1 ppg.

 

 

 

 

 

 
The Wildcats defeated only one team with a winning record in 2017-Washington State (9-4).
Arizona also defeated FCS opponent Northern Arizona by a score of 62-24.

 

 

 

 

 

 
Arizona lost 6 games in 2017 against FBS opponents (Houston, Utah, USC, Oregon, Arizona State & Purdue) with a combined overall record of 46-33 or .582%. The Wildcats lost those games by a total score of 226-168 or 9.6 ppg.

 

 

 

 

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About Joseph Lisi

Joseph Lisi is a member of the FWAA (Football Writers Association of America), the Maxwell Football Club and the National Football Foundation. He is the owner of the website: www.goforthe2.com and hosts a weekly college football radio show on SB Nation Radio and FNSTY Sports Radio from 10-12pm EST every Saturday morning. Listen live at: www.sbnationradio.com or www.fntsy.com/radio. Joseph is a former college football researcher for ABC Sports and has been featured on: SportsXRadio with Ken Thomson, ESPN Radio, Sirius XM Radio, FNTSY Sports Network, the Sid Rosenberg Show (640 AM Sports-South Florida), 1560 AM CBS Sports Melbourne, FL and multiple media outlets throughout the nation. Joe appears every Friday with Ken Thomson on SportsXRadio for the Football Fiasco in which every game on the college board is broken down during the show. Follow Joe on Twitter: @goforthe2

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