USC at Washington State Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 10/29/2014
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Martin Stadium in Pullman
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The Southern California Trojans (5-3) will try to move up the Pac 12 standings when they go up against the Washington State Cougars (2-6) on Saturday afternoon. Washington State was able to pull off a 10-7 upset over USC last season.
Last weekend, USC gave up a late touchdown to Utah on the road and ended up losing 24-21. They lost despite outgaining Utah 364-331 in that game and going 8-for-15 on their third down chances.
Through eight games, the Trojans have scored 33.8 points per game while only giving up 23.3 points per game. Quarterback Cody Kessler has had an excellent season this year by throwing for 2,148 yards with 20 touchdowns and just two interceptions. Kessler's top target has been wide receiver Nelson Agholor, who has caught 58 passes for 643 yards and seven scores.
Washington State lost their third game in a row last weekend when they were defeated 59-37 by Arizona on their home field. They did have 543 total yards in that game, but most of those yards came after they were already down 31-0.
Cougars have been able to score 35.3 points per game, but their defense has let them down by giving up 38 points per game. Quarterback Connor Halliday has thrown for a nation-leading 3,833 yards this season with 32 touchdown passes and 10 interceptions. Wide receiver Vince Mayle is fifth in the nation with 926 receiving yards and he has scored eight touchdowns.
Southern California Trojans Betting Trends
Southern California Trojans are 5-3-0 Against the Spread
Southern California Trojans are 4-4-0 against the Over/Under
Washington State Cougars Betting Trends
Washington State Cougars are 3-5-0 Against the Spread
Washington State Cougars are 4-4-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
Southern California Trojans
10/27/14 LT Chad Wheeler ACL out for season
10/26/14 WR Ajene Harris Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Washington State
10/26/14 WR George Farmer Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Washington State
10/26/14 OL Jordan Simmons Knee "?" Saturday vs. Washington State
10/26/14 FB Soma Vainuku Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Washington State
10/19/14 LB Lamar Dawson Knee out indefinitely
10/09/14 RB Tre Madden Toe out for season
10/09/14 WR Victor Blackwell Legal problems has left team
08/29/14 DB Anthony Brown Personal quit the team
08/26/14 CB Joshua Shaw Suspension out indefinitely
08/26/14 DT Kenny Bigelow Knee out indefinitely
08/14/14 LB Jabari Ruffin Knee out for season
08/07/14 TE Jalen Cope-Fitzpatrick Academics out for season
Washington State Cougars
09/18/14 WR Gabe Marks Undisclosed out indefinitely
09/13/14 S Teondray Caldwell Undisclosed off the team
Tony's Pick: Take USC
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