USC at Washington State College Football Picks & Predictions 9/30/2017
Friday, September 29, 2017
Clarence D. Martin Stadium
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The USC Trojans travel to Clarence D. Martin Stadium to take on the Washington State Cougars on Friday, September 29, 2017. The opening line for this game has USC as 5.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 64.5. The Trojans have an ATS record of 1-3-0 while their over/under record is 2-2-0. The Cougars have an over/under record of 2-2-0 and they are 2-2-0 against the spread.
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Valuable USC Trojans Betting Trends
The USC Trojans are 2-2-0 against the over/under
The USC Trojans are 1-3-0 against the spread
Important Washington State Cougars Betting Trends
The Washington State Cougars are 2-2-0 against the over/under
The Washington State Cougars are 2-2-0 against the spread
Key USC Trojans Injuries
09/24/17 LB Hunter Echols Hip "?" Friday vs. Washington State
09/24/17 DL Jacob Lichtenstein Back "?" Friday vs. Washington State
09/24/17 DL Jay Tufele Back "?" Friday vs. Washington State
09/24/17 DT Josh Fatu Ankle injured last game, "?" Friday vs. Washington State
09/24/17 CB Keyshawn Young Hamstring "?" Friday vs. Washington State
09/24/17 T Nathan Smith Knee "?" Friday vs. Washington State
09/24/17 RB Ronald Jones Ankle "?" Friday vs. Washington State
09/24/17 WR Steven Mitchell Groin "?" Friday vs. Washington State
09/18/17 DE Porter Gustin Bicep out indefinitely
09/16/17 LB Tayler Katoa Knee out for season
09/12/17 TE Daniel Imatorbhebhe Hip out indefinitely
09/12/17 PK Michael Brown Knee out for season
08/19/17 CB Johathan Lockett Hip out for season
Key Washington State Cougars Injuries
09/24/17 OL Robert Valencia Undisclosed "?" Friday vs. USC
09/18/17 LB Peyton Pelluer Foot out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The USC Trojans are 27th in Division 1 in points scored with 148. They have run 305 plays this season for 1,968 yards, which ranks them 21st in the nation in total offense. The Trojans average 6.5 yards per play, which is 33rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 117 1st downs this year, placing them 1st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground USC has run for 743 yards as a team, which ranks 40th in the country. They've run 157 times, averaging 4.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Trojans have been penalized on offense 30 times for 286 yards so far this season, which has them 21st in the nation in penalties. Sam Darnold has thrown for 1,225 yards this season. He has completed 98 passes on 146 attempts for a completion percentage of 67.1%. His quarterback rating this year is 148.4. He averages 8.4 yards per pass attempt and 7.5 adjusted yards per throw.
USC is 78th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 99. They have surrendered a total of 1,481 yards on D, which is 75th in Division 1. The Trojans are ranked 57th in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Opposing offenses have completed 70 passes on 143 attempts against the USC Trojans defense this season, placing them 60th and 107th in the country. The USC pass defense has also given up a total of 867 yards through the air, which is 69th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 142 attempts for 614 yards this year, putting them in 84th place in D-1 against the run. The Trojans have committed 29 penalties for 186 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 57th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
USC is ranked 101st in the nation in punt returns with 4. They've accumulated 28 punt return yards and average 7 yards per return, which is 63rd in college football. They have returned 9 kicks for 218 yards on special teams, ranking 57th in kick return yardage. The Trojans average 24 yards per kick return and they are 23rd in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,214. The USC Trojans have attempted 6 field goals this season and made 5, which is 49th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 83%. USC Trojans kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 19 for 19 this year. Their punters have totaled 653 yards on 14 punts, averaging 47 yards per punt. That places them 11th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cougars have run for 287 yards as a team, which ranks 124th in the nation. They've run 102 times, averaging 2.8 yards per rush as a unit. The Cougars have been penalized on offense 21 times for 192 yards so far this year, which has them 80th in the country in penalties. They are 9th in Division 1 in points scored with 175. They have run 325 plays this year for 2,017 yards, which ranks them 2nd in the nation in total offense. The Washington State Cougars average 6.2 yards per play, which is 42nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 110 1st downs this season, ranking them 7th overall as an offensive unit. Luke Falk has completed 130 throws while attempting 169 passes for a completion percentage of 76.9%. He has passed for 1,378 yards this year. He averages 9.5 adjusted yards per throw and 8.2 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 171.6.
The Washington State Cougars rush defense has given up 131 attempts for 484 yards this season, putting them in 53rd place in the country against the run. They have had 22 penalties for 190 yards on defense this year. That places them 61st in Division 1. Washington State is 41st in college football in points surrendered on defense with 74. They have given up a total of 1,053 yards on D, which is 22nd in the nation. The Cougars are 17th in yards per play allowed with 4.4. Opponent offenses have completed 62 throws on 107 attempts against the Washington State defense this season, ranking them 46th and 44th in the country. The Washington State Cougars pass defense has also surrendered a total of 569 yards in the air, which is 22nd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Washington State Cougars have tried 6 field goals this year and made 5, which is 47th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 83%. Washington State kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 22 for 22 this season. Their punters have accumulated 570 yards on 13 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That ranks them 40th in the NCAA in punting average. Washington State is 47th in the country in punt returns with 7. They've totaled 28 punt return yards and average 4 yards per return, which is 94th in D-1. They have returned 6 kicks for 101 yards on special teams, which puts them 117th in kick return yardage. The Cougars average 17 yards per kick return and they are 27th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,146.
Who will win tonight's Trojans/Cougars college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Trojans -5.5
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