Saturday, October 22, 2016
Sun Devil Stadium
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The Washington State Cougars take on the Arizona State Sun Devils on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Sun Devil Stadium. The opening line for this game has Washington State as 6.5 point favorites. This season the Cougars are 4-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-3-0. The Sun Devils have an over/under record of 3-4-0 and they are 4-3-0 against the spread.
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Luke Falk finished with 261 yards through the air for Washington State last week. He completed 28 passes out of 48 attempts for a 58% completion percentage. The Cougars were led in rushing by Jamal Morrow, who finished with 51 yards on 8 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. River Cracraft was the team leader in receiving with a total of 74 yards and 6 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 12 yards per reception. As a team in that game Washington State got a total of 25 first downs. Of those first downs, 6 came on the ground while 15 came through the air. They ran 83 total plays for 356 yards for the game. The Cougars ran for 95 yards on 35 attempts.
Manny Wilkins finished with 149 yards passing for Arizona State last week. He went 13 for 35, resulting in a 37% completion percentage. The Sun Devils were led on the ground by Demario Richard, who finished with 59 yards on 10 carries. He ended the game with an average of 6 yards per rush. Tim White led the team in receiving with 97 yards and 5 catches. He finished the game with an average of 19 yards per reception. Arizona State had 7 first downs total. 1 came from running the ball and 6 came from a pass. They ran 63 total plays for 199 yards for the contest. The Sun Devils ran for 50 yards on 28 carries as a team.
Washington State scores 41 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 14th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 36.2 passes on 50.7 attempts for a 71.4 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 361.3 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 7th in college football. The Cougars run for an average of 140.2 yards per game on 30.8 attempts for an average of 4.5 yards per carry. That ranks them 101st in the nation. They also run 81.5 plays per contest and average 6.2 yards per play for an average of 501.5 yards per game, ranking their offense 18th overall this season. The Cougars average 27.7 first downs per game which ranks them 4th in the country. They accumulate 77.7 penalty yards per game via 9.3 penalties, which ranks 10th in the nation.
Washington State allows 278.2 passing yards per game, ranking 111th in D-1, and they allow 25.3 points per contest on defense, which ranks 55th. They give up 22.7 completions on 35.7 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 63.6. The Cougars allow 104.5 rushing yards per game on 28.3 carries for an average of 3.7 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 12th in the country. Washington State allows 382.7 total yards per game including 6 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 54th in terms of yards per game. They force 2.5 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6 penalties for 63 yards per game, ranking them 101st among D-1 teams.
Arizona State averages 36.3 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 32nd in the country. In the passing department, they complete 19.4 passes per game on 33.7 attempts for a 57.6 percent completion percentage. They throw for 236.9 yards through the air per game, ranking them 59th in Division 1. The Sun Devils run for an average of 164.3 yards per game on 41.7 attempts for an average of 3.9 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 78th on the ground. They also run 75.4 plays per game and average 5.3 yards per play for a total of 401.1 yards per game, ranking them 76th in the country on offense. The Sun Devils get an average of 21 first downs per game, which ranks 70th in the nation. They average 47.6 penalty yards per game via 4.4 penalties, ranking them 98th in college football.
Arizona State allows an average of 384.4 passing yards per game, which ranks 128th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 34 points per contest, which has them ranked 106th in the nation. They give up 26.6 completions on 43 attempts for a completion percentage of 61.8 per game. The Sun Devils allow 121.6 rushing yards per contest on 33 carries for a 3.7 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 21st in the country. Arizona State allows 506 total yards per game for an average of 6.7 yards per play, which ranks 123rd in D-1. They force 1.6 turnovers per contest and 6.9 penalties for 56.3 yards in each contest, ranking 75th in the nation.
Washington State Betting Trends
Washington State is 3-3-0 against the over/under this season
Washington State has an ATS record of 4-2-0 this season
Arizona State Betting Trends
Arizona State is 3-4-0 against the over/under this season
Arizona State has an ATS record of 4-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/11/16 LB Logan Tago Legal problems out indefinitely
10/16/16 LB Christian Sam Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Washington State
10/11/16 Backup QB Brady White Foot out for season
09/08/16 TE Grant Martinez Foot out indefinitely
09/08/16 S James Johnson Knee out indefinitely
09/08/16 FB Mark Cosgrove Knee out indefinitely
09/08/16 OL Marshal Nathe Undisclosed out indefinitely
09/08/16 OL Tyson Rising Undisclosed out indefinitely
08/29/16 3rd QB Bryce Perkins Neck out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Arizona State
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