Just read this article: https://kslsports.com/450360/byu-football-schedule-2021way-too-early/
We play 7 P5 teams, but a couple of them are really terrible. We also play some other really terrible teams that were good when the games were scheduled (USF, USU). Here’s my early take:
H vs Arizona: Win. Arizona is currently one of the worst P5 programs and has a new coach.
H vs Utah and
H vs ASU: Split. Two good but not elite P5 programs, Utah has QB problems (again) and just lost it’s best RB. ASU has a good offense but lousy defense. I think because both are at home we can split against two good teams.
H vs USF: Win. USF is a total train wreck.
at USU: Win. USU is also a total train wreck. No matter where he goes, Gary Anderson seems to leave raging dumpster fires in his wake.
H vs BSU
H vs Virginia: Split
I’m listing these out of order, but just like the Utah and ASU games, these are two good but not great P5 teams (let’s face it, BSU has proven for 20 years it is competitive in any P5 league), both coming off somewhat down seasons. Again, because we get both at home, I think we will win one.
at Wazzou: Split
Two road games against one really, really bad P5 team (Baylor) and one average P5 team. I think BYU has better talent than either of these teams and should split these road games.
H vs Idaho State: Slam Dunk.
at Ga Southern: Win. Ga Southern has been a decent team and is finding its footing with initial success in D1 the last 4 or 5 years, but I think that even on the road BYU will win with better talent and much bigger lines. Unless we sit back on D and give them the game like we did vs CC.
at USC: Loss. Too much talent, on the road, etc.
By my count it looks like 8-4, including 4-4 vs the P5+BSU, with 3 “gimmes” vs USF, USU and Arizona, three programs on life support, and road win over Ga Southern, which will look great until voters realize it’s not “Georgia” but “Georgia Southern.”