CBS Sports’ Brent Stover Previews # 13 BYU Vs. Utah State, Other Week 5 Games

Week 5 of the university football period is here, as well as CBS Sports Network has a slate of some of the best games throughout the country this weekend break. The activity begins on Friday, October 1 when # 13 BYU and quarterback Jaren Hall travel to enemy area to handle Utah State.

The Cougars haven’t lost a video game yet as well as have scored at least 20 factors in each and every single video game this period.

CBS Local’s DJ Sixsmith spoke to CBS Sports college football host Brent Stover to obtain his thoughts on the majorly competition and also a whole host of games on Saturday, October 2, that includes an intriguing matchup between two 3-1 groups in Liberty as well as UAB. Stover discusses why he likes BYU on Friday, what Liberty will require to do to win on the road as well as the assumptions for Fresno State in Hawai’i.

# 13 BYU vs. Utah State: Friday, October 1, 9pm EST/PST CBS Sports Network

” It’s probably among the very best matchups we’ve had on CBS Sports Network this year,” stated Stover. “I like BYU as well as in 2015 was not a mirage and also I think they’ve confirmed that with the first third of the period. I assume the quarterback situation is the large concern. It seems like Jaren Hall was almost all set to go last week. I anticipate him to begin, however Baylor Romney was incredible. He tossed for 305 backyards as well as 3 goals. I think BYU is going to be a bit excessive for Utah State, however the Aggies are off to a fantastic start as well. I assume it is mosting likely to be a wonderful game, as well as with home field, it possibly evens it out a little bit. I would pick BYU in this video game.”

 Western Michigan vs. Buffalo: Saturday, October 2, 12pm EST/PST CBS Sports Network” It’s fascinating since Western Michigan is off to a great beginning, as well as it’s great to get meeting play entering the MAC,” claimed Stover. “You can kind of wipe the slate clean a bit for Buffalo, because they’ve been a bit up and down. They looked awful against Nebraska as well as bounced back ever since. This is a challenging competition for me to select as well, yet with Buffalo you need to look at that running video game. They’re racking up 33 factors per game, and that’s second in the MAC. Kevin Marks is back this year with Dylan McDuffie. I think Buffalo has an opportunity maybe to win the MAC, but this is a huge opportunity versus Western Michigan to get points going.”

UCF vs. Navy: Saturday, October 2, 3:30 pm EST/PST CBS Sports Network

” Navy is simply not there. Return over the last half of last season and the initial three video games of this period, and it’s hard to identify what might be taking place,” stated Stover. “Ken Niumatalolo has built such a phenomenal culture there, as well as all he has done is won games, but something is just wrong for them. UCF obtained that wonderful win to open the year versus Boise State, and they have an added week to prepare coming off that loss to Louisville, and I don’t believe Louisville is any type of slouch. I such as Dillon Gabriel. He is just one of my favorite quarterbacks in the country. If you examine his job, he wins games, and also he is not one that plays down to his competitors. He’s tossed 42 touchdowns in 16 meeting games with just 8 interceptions. He doesn’t make mistakes, as well as he’s excellent for the large play as well as deep sphere. I believe UCF has a large benefit in this game, even though it is on the roadway.

Liberty vs. UAB: Saturday, October 2, 7pm EST/PST CBS Sports Network

” My individual Kevin Carter, who I collaborate with on Fridays as well as Saturdays, believed Malik Willis should’ve been in the top 5 for the Heisman in 2015, as well as I can not differ,” stated Stover. “He’s an Auburn transfer, as well as he played there in 2017 and also 2018, and also he was incredible in 2014. Because he is at a school like Liberty, the beauty of Willis is he is one of these common dual-threat individuals that a great deal of people maybe haven’t paid sufficient interest to. He’s only run for 274 backyards as well as four goals this year, and he’s currently thrown for over 800 yards and 10 goals as well as no interceptions. The person does not make blunders. They showed up just short last break, and they’re 3-1. With UAB, we understand what Bill Clark has actually done there, as well as this is a brand new arena. These people have actually been waiting on a very long time, and also this program was dead. Not only is it back as well as not just are they competing for meeting titles, however they’ve got an amazing midtown stadium in Birmingham. I think it is going to drop to the cord. This set is tough to choose for me, but it’s going to be exciting. As well as I believe there are mosting likely to be a great deal of points and a lot of backyards. These are two really amazing teams to see.”

# 18 Fresno State vs. Hawai’i: Saturday, October 2, 10:30 pm EST/PST CBS Sports Network

” What captivates me is that when you most likely to Hawai’i, it’s not an inescapable verdict even if of the journey,” claimed Stover. “That’s simply the manner in which it is. One advantage that the Warriors have is they’ve currently played five games. They might be tired, however playing at home and having five games under your belt gives you the benefit there. Jake Haener is just one of the most effective quarterbacks in the nation. Not just did he beat UCLA with a game-winning drive, however he showed strength on the area with a hurt left side the whole time. Last week they were a bit sluggish in the initial half, however then in the 2nd fifty percent we saw what they can do. I’m not as concerned with the UNLV video game as a lot of individuals could be. It’s human nature to have a letdown, and Fresno State had that disappointment. But the lower line is they won the video game. They’re 4-1, and their only loss is to a leading three group in Oregon. This Fresno State team for my cash– as well as I believe Nevada and Boise State could have something to claim regarding that– Fresno State is the most effective group in the Mountain West. Currently outside of Cincinnati, I would certainly choose them to be the finest Group of Five group.”

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