We feel the wrong team is favored in the first ever Miami Beach Bowl when the BYU Cougars face the Memphis Tigers. BYU may have been on its way to an unbeaten season until dual-threat quarterback Taysom Hill was lost to a broken leg, and the Cougars immediately lost four straight games at that time. However they regrouped to win their last four games by an average score of 43.8-16.3, ending the season with a thrilling 42-35 road win at California. Memphis was the AAC Champion this season, but remember it faced a schedule ranked 126th across all of college football (FBS/FCS) in SOS, and there are only 128 FBS teams! That brings Memphis’s fifth ranking in points against at 17.1 points per game into question and the Tigers were only 53rd in total offense despite that weak schedule. Memphis is 3-13 ATS in its last 16 games on grass.
Pick: BYU +110 (Money Line)