Free College Football Picks Today: Stanford Cardinal vs Brigham Young Cougars 11/26/22

Free College Football Picks Today: Stanford Cardinal vs Brigham Young Cougars 11/26/22
Sat 26th November 2022

The Brigham Young University Cougars (6-5, 2-3 Away) and Stanford University Cardinal (3-8, 2-3 Home) face off Saturday at Stanford Stadium for their regular season finales. The Cougars are 6.5-point favorites, and the total is 57.5.

BYU is coming off a one-sided 52-26 win over Utah Tech at LaVell Edwards Stadium last Saturday. Jaren Hall threw for 456 yards with five touchdowns and an interception. Christopher Brooks ran 12 times for 102 yards. He added two receptions for 45 yards. Keanu Hill caught six passes for 137 yards and three touchdowns.

Stanford dropped a fourth straight game last Saturday, falling 27-20 to California at FTX Field at California Memorial Stadium. Tanner McKee was 29 of 45 for 271 yards, a touchdown, and an interception.

Mitch Leigber carried 22 times for 83 yards and a touchdown and added seven catches for 53 yards. Elijah Higgins also scored once. He hauled in eight receptions for 69 yards.


The Cougars are averaging 31.6 points per game for the season, 44th in FBS, and they are facing a Cardinal defense that has surrendered 31.9 PPG (113th). Meanwhile, Stanford has scored 20.9 points a game this season, 109th in the country, and BYU is allowing 30.4 PPG (105th).

The Cougars rank 22nd in the country in passing yards per game (282.4) and 64th in rushing (156.7). They will look to take advantage on the ground, as the Cardinal are 124th in the nation in rushing yards allowed per game (212.3).

Against the pass, Stanford is 61st (220.3).Stanford has been one of the country’s least successful rushing teams, averaging 112.3 yards per game (113th), while ranking 45th in passing yards (248.5). The Cougars are allowing 228.2 passing yards (73rd) and 185.0 rushing yards per game (108th).


Through 11 games, Jaren Hall has thrown for 29 touchdowns (6 INT) and 279.8 yards per game to lead BYU in passing. In five away games this season, he has 11 TDs (4 INT) and an average of 250.0 yards passing. Christopher Brooks leads the team in rushing with an average of 62.3 yards a game over nine games.

He has five touchdowns on the ground. Puka Nacua is the Cougars’ leading receiver with 74.0 yards a game and five TDs. Tanner McKee has 12 passing touchdowns (8 INT) with 239.5 yards per game through 11 games to lead Stanford.

In five home games this season, he has thrown for five TDs (5 INT) and an average of 270.6 yards. Casey Filkins has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 68.3 yards a game through seven games.

He has five total touchdowns, four rushing and one receiving. Elijah Higgins has been the primary target in the Cardinal’s passing game. He has two touchdowns and a 57.0 yard per game average through 11 appearances.

SportsTips’ College Football Pick:

BYU (-250)

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