BYU vs. Arizona
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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BYU vs. Arizona