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BYU vs. SMU By the Numbers

BYU is set to play SMU in the 2022 New Mexico Bowl on Saturday at 5:30pm MST. The Cougars and Mustangs have some similarities as far as strengths and weaknesses.

Who will prevail in Albuquerque? Let’s dive into the numbers.

ESPN’s Bill Connelly created the SP+ metric. He explains it as a “a tempo- and opponent-adjusted measure of college football efficiency.”

SP+ Overall

BYU: 74th

SMU: 55th

Overall, it looks like SMU is the more efficient and well-rounded team by about 20 spots. The good thing for BYU is that they have beaten several teams that rank much higher than them on this list.