Saturday, November 12, 2016
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The California Golden Bears take on the Washington State Cougars on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Martin Stadium. The opening line for this game has Washington State as 16.5 point favorites. This season the Golden Bears are 4-5-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-2-0. The Cougars have an over/under record of 6-3-0 and they are 5-4-0 against the spread.
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Davis Webb finished with 262 yards through the air for California last week. He completed 23 passes out of 47 attempts for a 49% completion percentage. The Golden Bears were led in rushing by Khalfani Muhammad, who finished with 34 yards on 8 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Demetris Robertson was the team leader in receiving with a total of 82 yards and 3 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 27 yards per reception. As a team in that game California got a total of 18 first downs. Of those first downs, 6 came on the ground while 10 came through the air. They ran 74 total plays for 362 yards for the game. The Golden Bears ran for 100 yards on 27 attempts.
Luke Falk finished with 311 yards passing for Washington State last week. He went 32 for 35, resulting in a 91% completion percentage. The Cougars were led on the ground by James Williams, who finished with 72 yards on 12 carries. He ended the game with an average of 6 yards per rush. River Cracraft led the team in receiving with 90 yards and 2 catches. He finished the game with an average of 45 yards per reception. Washington State had 34 first downs total. 7 came from running the ball and 22 came from a pass. They ran 84 total plays for 614 yards for the contest. The Cougars ran for 140 yards on 32 carries as a team.
California scores 39.7 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 17th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 31.4 passes on 51.4 attempts for a 61.1 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 354.1 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 5th in college football. The Golden Bears run for an average of 163 yards per game on 34 attempts for an average of 4.8 yards per carry. That ranks them 82nd in the nation. They also run 85.4 plays per contest and average 6.1 yards per play for an average of 517.1 yards per game, ranking their offense 8th overall this season. The Golden Bears average 27.1 first downs per game which ranks them 5th in the country. They accumulate 79.9 penalty yards per game via 8.1 penalties, which ranks 4th in the nation.
California allows 241.2 passing yards per game, ranking 81st in D-1, and they allow 44.4 points per contest on defense, which ranks 127th. They give up 19.1 completions on 31.9 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 59.9. The Golden Bears allow 286.7 rushing yards per game on 47.4 carries for an average of 6 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 128th in the country. California allows 527.9 total yards per game including 6.7 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 125th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.7 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 8.6 penalties for 72.9 yards per game, ranking them 121st among D-1 teams.
Washington State averages 43 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 10th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 37.7 passes per game on 50.6 attempts for a 74.5 percent completion percentage. They throw for 383.9 yards through the air per game, ranking them 2nd in Division 1. The Cougars run for an average of 120 yards per game on 28.9 attempts for an average of 4.2 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 116th on the ground. They also run 79.4 plays per game and average 6.3 yards per play for a total of 503.9 yards per game, ranking them 15th in the country on offense. The Cougars get an average of 27.9 first downs per game, which ranks 3rd in the nation. They average 71.2 penalty yards per game via 8.2 penalties, ranking them 9th in college football.
Washington State allows an average of 254.6 passing yards per game, which ranks 93rd in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 24.7 points per contest, which has them ranked 43rd in the nation. They give up 20.4 completions on 33.3 attempts for a completion percentage of 61.3 per game. The Cougars allow 119.2 rushing yards per contest on 29.1 carries for a 4.1 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 21st in the country. Washington State allows 373.8 total yards per game for an average of 6 yards per play, which ranks 39th in D-1. They force 2.1 turnovers per contest and 6.7 penalties for 68.1 yards in each contest, ranking 113th in the nation.
California Betting Trends
California is 7-2-0 against the over/under this season
California has an ATS record of 4-5-0 this season
Washington State Betting Trends
Washington State is 6-3-0 against the over/under this season
Washington State has an ATS record of 5-4-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/06/16 CB Josh Drayden Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Washington State
10/26/16 LB Derron Brown Hand expected to redshirt
10/20/16 RB Vic Enwere Ankle out for season
10/19/16 DT Luc Bequette Knee out for season
10/06/16 S Evan Rambo ACL out for season
08/18/16 DB Damariay Drew Knee out for season
10/28/16 NT Robert Barber Suspension out indefinitely
10/11/16 LB Logan Tago Legal problems out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Washington State -16.5
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