BYU football: 10 facts, stats about the Cougars heading into homecoming vs. Georgia Tech (10 items)
PROVO — After five games this year, BYU finally has a winning record at 3-2. The Cougars’ homecoming game against Georgia Tech on Oct. 12 marks the sixth game and halfway point of BYU’s regular season. If BYU wins three more games, it will play in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl on Dec. 27 against a Pac-12 team.
BYU currently has a 2-1 record against Georgia Tech. Last year, the Cougars pummeled the Yellow Jackets in Atlanta, 41-17. The last time Georgia Tech visited Provo (2003), BYU won the contest, 24-13.
As the matchup between the Cougars and Yellow Jackets draws near, here are 10 must-know facts and stats.
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1 of 10. UTAH STATE GAME RECAP
In the Utah State game, Taysom Hill showed he can throw accurately when he has adequate pass protection. Through his first four games this season, Hill had thrown just one touchdown pass. Against Utah State, he threw three — all to Mitch Mathews. Hill is now 5-2 as a starter, and two of his wins are victories over Utah State.
2 of 10. POWER FIVE BCS OPPONENTS
3 of 10. COMPARING BYU AND GA TECH
• BYU averages 27.4 points per game; GA Tech averages 35.2
• BYU gives up 16.8 points per game; GA Tech gives up 19.2
• BYU averages 203.8 passing yards per game; GA Tech averages 125.6
• BYU averages 277.8 rushing yards per game; GA Tech averages 300.0
4 of 10. RUSHING DEFENSE
5 of 10. THE PASSING GAME
If the rushing defenses of both teams do well, then the outcome of this contest could depend on the passing game. As anemic as BYU’s passing game has been this season, it has still outgained Georgia Tech’s passing offense by 391 yards. On the other hand, Georgia Tech’s passing offense is more efficient, having produced seven touchdown passes to BYU’s four.