Rutgers at Washington Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 8/28/2016
Saturday, September 3, 2016
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The Rutgers Scarlet Knights take on the Washington Huskies on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at Husky Stadium. The opening line for this game has Washington as 26 point favorites and the over/under was set at 55. Last season the Scarlet Knights were 4-8-0 against the spread and their over/under record was 6-6-0. The Huskies had an over/under record of 5-8-0 and they were 8-5-0 against the spread.
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Rutgers scored 27.1 points per game on offense last season, which ranked 78th in Division 1. In the passing department, they averaged 16.8 passes on 28 attempts for a 60.1 percent completion percentage last season. They threw for a total of 207.1 yards per game through the air as well, which ranked them 86th in college football. The Scarlet Knights ran for an average of 169.9 yards per game on 39.2 attempts for an average of 4.3 yards per carry. That ranked them 65th in the nation. They also ran 67.2 plays per contest and averaged 5.6 yards per play for an average of 377 yards per game, ranking their offense 82nd overall last season. The Scarlet Knights averaged 19.7 first downs per game which ranked them 85th in the country. They accumulated 52 penalty yards per game via 6.6 penalties, which ranked 79th in the nation.
Rutgers allowed 275.9 passing yards per game, ranking 119th in D-1, and they allowed 34.9 points per contest on defense, which ranked 104th. They gave up 19.6 completions on 30.6 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 64. The Scarlet Knights allowed 186.2 rushing yards per game on 36.7 carries for a 5.1 average per play, which ranked their rush defense 85th in the country. Rutgers allowed 462.1 total yards per game including 6.9 yards per play, which ranked their overall defense 112th in terms of yards per game. They forced 1.3 turnovers per contest and got flagged for 4.1 penalties for 36 yards per game, ranking them 4th among D-1 teams.
Washington averaged 30.6 points per game last season on offense, which ranked them 56th in the country. In the passing department, they completed 18.8 passes per game on 30.5 attempts for a 61.9 percent completion percentage. They threw for 239.2 yards through the air per game last year, ranking them 50th in Division 1. The Huskies ran for an average of 163.8 yards per game on 36.7 attempts for an average of 4.5 yards per carry last season, which ranked them 75th on the ground. They also ran 67.2 plays per game and averaged 6 yards per play for a total of 403.1 yards per game, ranking them 61st in the country on offense. The Huskies got an average of 20.1 first downs per game, which ranked 79th in the nation. They averaged 50.1 penalty yards per game via 5.5 penalties, ranking them 83rd in college football.
Washington allowed an average of 226.5 passing yards yards per game, which ranked 68th in Division 1. Their defense overall allowed 18.8 points per contest, which had them ranked 13th in the nation. They gave up 19.5 completions on 33.7 attempts for a completion percentage of 58 per game. The Huskies allowed 125.3 rushing yards per contest on 38.1 carries for a 3.3 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 18th in the country. Washington allowed 351.8 total yards per game for an average of 4.9 yards per play, which ranked 30th in D-1. They forced 2.1 turnovers per contest and 5.6 penalties for 48.2 yards in each contest, ranking 34th in the nation.
Chris Laviano finished his last game of last season with 344 yards through the air for Rutgers. He completed 21 passes out of 33 attempts for a 64% completion percentage. The Scarlet Knights were led in rushing by Paul James, who finished with 71 yards on 17 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Leonte Carroo was the team leader in receiving with a total of 183 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 26 yards per reception. As a team in that game Rutgers got a total of 23 first downs by way of 8 rushing, 14 passing, and 1 by penalty. They ran 80 total plays for 530 yards for the game. The Scarlet Knights ran for 186 yards on 47 attempts.
Jake Browning finished his last game of last season with 284 yards through the air for Washington. He completed 23 passes out of 34 attempts for a 68% completion percentage. The Huskies were led in rushing by Myles Gaskin, who finished with 181 yards on 26 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 7 yards per carry. Jaydon Mickens was the team leader in receiving with a total of 95 yards and 8 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 12 yards per reception. Washington got a total of 27 first downs by way of 13 rushing, 12 passing, and 2 by penalty. They ran 78 total plays for 580 yards for the game. The Huskies ran for 296 yards on 44 attempts.
Rutgers Betting Trends
Rutgers were 6-6-0 against the over/under last season
Rutgers had an ATS record of 4-8-0 last season
Washington Betting Trends
Washington were 5-8-0 against the over/under last season
Washington had an ATS record of 8-5-0 last season
Injuries to Watch
No key injuries to report
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Washington
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