Saturday, October 8, 2016
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The Washington State Cougars take on the Stanford Cardinal on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Stanford Stadium. The opening line for this game has Stanford as 12.5 point favorites. This season the Cougars are 3-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-2-0. The Cardinal have an over/under record of 1-3-0 and they are 3-1-0 against the spread.
Luke Falk finished with 371 yards through the air for Washington State last week. He completed 36 passes out of 48 attempts for a 75% completion percentage. The Cougars were led in rushing by Jamal Morrow, who finished with 122 yards on 13 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 9 yards per carry. River Cracraft was the team leader in receiving with a total of 73 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 18 yards per reception. As a team in that game Washington State got a total of 36 first downs. Of those first downs, 12 came on the ground while 23 came through the air. They ran 88 total plays for 651 yards for the game. The Cougars ran for 280 yards on 40 attempts.
Ryan Burns finished with 151 yards passing for Stanford last week. He went 15 for 22, resulting in a 68% completion percentage. The Cardinal were led on the ground by Christian McCaffrey, who finished with 49 yards on 12 carries. He ended the game with an average of 4 yards per rush. Trenton Irwin led the team in receiving with 67 yards and 3 catches. He finished the game with an average of 22 yards per reception. Stanford had 14 first downs total. 2 came from running the ball and 9 came from a pass. They ran 57 total plays for 213 yards for the contest. The Cardinal ran for 29 yards on 30 carries as a team.
Washington State scores 44.3 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 11th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 39.8 passes on 53.8 attempts for a 74 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 387.5 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 5th in college football. The Cougars run for an average of 161.3 yards per game on 30 attempts for an average of 5.4 yards per carry. That ranks them 78th in the nation. They also run 83.8 plays per contest and average 6.6 yards per play for an average of 548.8 yards per game, ranking their offense 7th overall this season. The Cougars average 30 first downs per game which ranks them 3rd in the country. They accumulate 81.3 penalty yards per game via 9.5 penalties, which ranks 9th in the nation.
Washington State allows 294 passing yards per game, ranking 113th in D-1, and they allow 28.8 points per contest on defense, which ranks 74th. They give up 22.8 completions on 35 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 65. The Cougars allow 130.8 rushing yards per game on 29.8 carries for an average of 4.4 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 40th in the country. Washington State allows 424.8 total yards per game including 6.6 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 85th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.8 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.3 penalties for 68.8 yards per game, ranking them 110th among D-1 teams.
Stanford averages 20.3 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 114th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 14 passes per game on 22.3 attempts for a 62.9 percent completion percentage. They throw for 150.8 yards through the air per game, ranking them 120th in Division 1. The Cardinal run for an average of 159 yards per game on 36 attempts for an average of 4.4 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 80th on the ground. They also run 58.3 plays per game and average 5.3 yards per play for a total of 309.8 yards per game, ranking them 122nd in the country on offense. The Cardinal get an average of 16 first downs per game, which ranks 121st in the nation. They average 49 penalty yards per game via 6 penalties, ranking them 90th in college football.
Stanford allows an average of 234.3 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 72nd in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 20 points per contest, which has them ranked 32nd in the nation. They give up 18.8 completions on 31 attempts for a completion percentage of 60.5 per game. The Cardinal allow 125 rushing yards per contest on 33 carries for a 3.8 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 36th in the country. Stanford allows 359.3 total yards per game for an average of 5.6 yards per play, which ranks 41st in D-1. They force 2 turnovers per contest and 6.5 penalties for 51.3 yards in each contest, ranking 49th in the nation.
Washington State Betting Trends
Washington State is 2-2-0 against the over/under this season
Washington State has an ATS record of 3-1-0 this season
Stanford Betting Trends
Stanford is 1-3-0 against the over/under this season
Stanford has an ATS record of 3-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
No key injuries to report
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Josh's Pick: Take Washington State
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