California at Washington NCAA Football Tips 9/7/2019
Saturday, September 7, 2019
Chase Garbers and the California Golden Bears travel to Husky Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the Washington Huskies. California opens this matchup as 11-point underdogs. The total is set at 43.5.
The last time they took the field, the California Golden Bears went up against the UC Davis Aggies and took home the victory by a score of 27-13. Leading the way at QB for the Golden Bears was Chase Garbers who went 16/28 with 238 yards by way of the pass and completed 2 touchdowns. He tossed 1 interception on this day. Christopher Brown Jr. led the team on the ground in this contest. His longest run of the day went for 26 yards and he notched 1 touchdown for this outing. He ran for a total of 197 yards on 36 carries which had him averaging 5.5 yards per carry. Kekoa Crawford was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 84 yards on 3 receptions. He had an average of 28.0 yards per catch in this contest.
The Golden Bears come into this game with a record of 1-0 for this season. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the nation averaging 27 points per game, ranking them 81st in college football. As a unit, they are averaging 233 rushing yards per game which is 3rd in the Pac-12. For total yardage, they sit in 5th in the Pac-12 and 47th in college football with 471 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Golden Bears have compiled a total of 2 passing touchdowns and 1 rushing TD. This team is one of the more average teams in terms of scoring in the Pac-12 and I wouldn't expect it to change too much in this matchup.
The Golden Bears have one of the best defenses in the nation allowing 13 points per game, ranking them 5th in the Pac-12 Conference and 34th in the nation. When it comes to rushing yards, California is allowing 83 yards per game ranking them 2nd in the conference and 39th in the nation. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 2.8 yards per rush putting them 2nd in the Pac-12 Conference and 46th in Division 1 overall. Overall, they have conceded 83 rushing yards through 1 contest. When it comes to passing yards, the Golden Bears have allowed 238 yards. Teams are completing 52.6% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 4.8 yards per try. They have allowed 0 passing touchdowns and 1 rushing TD.
The last time they played, the Washington Huskies faced the Eastern Washington Eagles and ended up getting the win by a score of 47-14. Richard Newton paced the team on the ground in this game. His longest run of the day went for 23 yards and he added 1 touchdown for this outing. He rushed for 91 yards by way of 12 carries which had him averaging 7.6 yards per carry. Andre Baccellia was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 84 yards on 5 receptions. He earned an average of 16.8 yards per catch in this game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Huskies was Jacob Eason who went 27/36 with 349 yards through the air and tossed 4 TD's. He ended the game with no interceptions.
The Huskies head into this game 1-0. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Huskies have one of the top tier offenses in Division 1. In discussing their scoring prowess, the Huskies are ranked 3rd in the conference and 21st out of all the teams in the nation with an average of 47 points per game. Washington is making teams consider moving more up into the box by averaging 200 yards per game, which has them at 50th in the country. As a team, they have a total of 200 yards rushing through 1 game, so they'll look to the run game to try to keep the opponents off balance so they'll have open receivers. The Huskies average 570 yards per game overall putting them 17th in college football and 2nd in the Pac-12.
The Huskies are conceding 14 points per contest ranking them 6th in the Pac-12 and 44th in college football. In terms of points given up, they have given up 14 total points. In regard to yards rushing, they are conceding 63 yards per game which puts them at 25th in Division 1 and 1st in the conference. For 2019, they have given up a total of 63 yards on the ground and 1 rushing TD. Their passing defense is one of the middling units in Division 1. They are conceding 211 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Huskies are ranked 7th in the conference. They have allowed 1 passing TD for 2019.
Who will win tonight's Golden Bears/Huskies college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Huskies -11
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