Saturday, October 15, 2016
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The UCLA Bruins take on the Washington State Cougars on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Martin Stadium. The opening line for this game has Washington State as 2 point favorites. This season the Bruins are 1-5-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-3-1. The Cougars have an over/under record of 3-2-0 and they are 4-1-0 against the spread.
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Josh Rosen finished with 400 yards through the air for UCLA last week. He completed 24 passes out of 43 attempts for a 56% completion percentage. The Bruins were led in rushing by Nate Starks, who finished with 31 yards on 14 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 2 yards per carry. Austin Roberts was the team leader in receiving with a total of 106 yards and 3 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 35 yards per reception. As a team in that game UCLA got a total of 18 first downs. Of those first downs, 2 came on the ground while 14 came through the air. They ran 77 total plays for 443 yards for the game. The Bruins ran for -1 yards on 23 attempts.
Luke Falk finished with 357 yards passing for Washington State last week. He went 30 for 41, resulting in a 73% completion percentage. The Cougars were led on the ground by Jamal Morrow, who finished with 40 yards on 8 carries. He ended the game with an average of 5 yards per rush. River Cracraft led the team in receiving with 130 yards and 7 catches. He finished the game with an average of 19 yards per reception. Washington State had 21 first downs total. 5 came from running the ball and 15 came from a pass. They ran 71 total plays for 458 yards for the contest. The Cougars ran for 101 yards on 30 carries as a team.
UCLA scores 26.8 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 82nd in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 23.5 passes on 40.7 attempts for a 57.8 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 328.7 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 14th in college football. The Bruins run for an average of 99.2 yards per game on 33.7 attempts for an average of 2.9 yards per carry. That ranks them 123rd in the nation. They also run 74.3 plays per contest and average 5.8 yards per play for an average of 427.8 yards per game, ranking their offense 55th overall this season. The Bruins average 21.7 first downs per game which ranks them 57th in the country. They accumulate 49.2 penalty yards per game via 5.5 penalties, which ranks 89th in the nation.
UCLA allows 187.7 passing yards per game, ranking 28th in D-1, and they allow 22.5 points per contest on defense, which ranks 37th. They give up 17.7 completions on 36.2 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 48.8. The Bruins allow 154.8 rushing yards per game on 36.8 carries for an average of 4.2 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 59th in the country. UCLA allows 342.5 total yards per game including 4.7 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 25th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.7 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.2 penalties for 48.5 yards per game, ranking them 40th among D-1 teams.
Washington State averages 43.8 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 9th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 37.8 passes per game on 51.2 attempts for a 73.8 percent completion percentage. They throw for 381.4 yards through the air per game, ranking them 2nd in Division 1. The Cougars run for an average of 149.2 yards per game on 30 attempts for an average of 5 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 93rd on the ground. They also run 81.2 plays per game and average 6.5 yards per play for a total of 530.6 yards per game, ranking them 9th in the country on offense. The Cougars get an average of 28.2 first downs per game, which ranks 3rd in the nation. They average 81.2 penalty yards per game via 9.6 penalties, ranking them 6th in college football.
Washington State allows an average of 282.2 passing yards per game, which ranks 111th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 26.2 points per contest, which has them ranked 61st in the nation. They give up 22.4 completions on 34.8 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.4 per game. The Cougars allow 116.8 rushing yards per contest on 29 carries for a 4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 23rd in the country. Washington State allows 399 total yards per game for an average of 6.3 yards per play, which ranks 65th in D-1. They force 2.2 turnovers per contest and 5.8 penalties for 61.8 yards in each contest, ranking 90th in the nation.
UCLA Betting Trends
UCLA is 2-3-1 against the over/under this season
UCLA has an ATS record of 1-5-0 this season
Washington State Betting Trends
Washington State is 3-2-0 against the over/under this season
Washington State has an ATS record of 4-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/10/16 FB Ainuu Taua Disciplinary "?" Saturday vs. Washington State
10/10/16 RB Bolu Olorunfunmi Disciplinary "?" Saturday vs. Washington State
10/10/16 DL Deon Hollins Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Washington State
10/10/16 DL Eli Ankou Elbow "?" Saturday vs. Washington State
10/10/16 WR Ishmael Adams Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Washington State
10/10/16 DL Keisean Lucier-South Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Washington State
10/10/16 OL Kolton Miller Leg "?" Saturday vs. Washington State
10/10/16 DB Nate Meadors Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Washington State
10/10/16 DL Takkarist McKinley Oblique injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Washington State
10/09/16 QB Josh Rosen Leg injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Washington State
09/20/16 LB Mique Juarez Personal out indefinitely
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Washington State
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