UCLA at Washington State NCAA Football Picks & Predictions 9/21/2019
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Martin Stadium is the venue where Anthony Gordon and the Washington State Cougars will play the UCLA Bruins on Saturday. UCLA opens this matchup as 18-point underdogs. The over/under is set at 59.5. The Bruins are 0-3-0 ATS and 0-3-0 when betting on the total. The Cougars are 1-2-0 when wagering on the over/under and 1-2-0 against the spread.
Key UCLA Bruins Injuries
09/15/19 LB Keisean Lucier-South Academics is questionable Saturday vs Washington State
09/15/19 WR Theo Howard Wrist is questionable Saturday vs Washington State
09/07/19 RB Kazmeir Allen Academics is out indefinitely
08/25/19 LB Bo Calvert Suspension is out indefinitely
08/08/19 LB Tyree Thompson Leg is out indefinitely
Key Washington State Cougars Injuries
09/14/19 WR Jamire Calvin Foot is out indefinitely
In their last game, the UCLA Bruins took on the Oklahoma Sooners and lost 48-14. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Bruins was Dorian Thompson-Robinson who went 15/26 with 201 yards passing and added 2 touchdowns. He walked away with 2 picks during the game. Demetric Felton led the team on the ground in the game. He tore off a long run of 42 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for a total of 65 yards on 5 carries which meant he was running for 13.0 yards per run. Devin Asiasi was the receiving yardage leader by earning 71 yards on 3 receptions. He notched an average of 23.7 yards per catch in the game. The UCLA Bruins ran the ball a total of 37 times and totaled 110 yards earning them an average of 3.0 yards per rush. For the game, they finished with a total of 63 plays which added up to 311 yards. For the game, the Bruins racked up a total of 21 first downs and they had 6 penalties for 38 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. When it comes to their defensive performance, UCLA gave up 16 completions on 23 attempts totaling 302 yards, and a completion percentage of 69.6%. For this contest, they allowed a total of 611 yards and forced 0 takeaways. On the ground, the Bruins gave up 309 yards on 41 tries allowing their opponent an average of 7.5 yards per attempt allowed.
The Bruins step onto the field holding a record of 0-3 this season. For total yardage, they rank 12th in the Pac-12 and 119th in the country with 790 yards. In terms of scoring, they are one of the worst in the country with an average of 14 points per contest, which has them at 127th in the country. As a unit, they are averaging 78 rushing yards per contest which is 12th in the Pac-12. The Bruins have one of the most lackluster defenses in D-1, allowing 31.7 points per game putting them 10th in the Pac-12 Conference. In regard to yards rushing, UCLA is allowing 188 yards per game putting them 10th in the Pac-12 Conference and 108th in the nation. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.1 yards per carry putting them 9th in the Pac-12 Conference and 80th in the country overall. Overall, they have conceded 564 yards rushing through 3 contests. When it comes to passing yards, the Bruins have conceded 556 yards. Opponents are completing 71.3% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 10.4 yards per try.
The last time they took the field, the Washington State Cougars played the Houston Cougars and earned the victory by a score of 31-24. Leading the way at QB for the Cougars was Anthony Gordon who went 36/48 with 440 yards passing and tossed 3 TD's. He walked away with 1 interception on the day. Max Borghi led the team in rushing for the game. His longest run of the day went for 17 yards and he notched 1 touchdown in the game. He ran for a total of 40 yards on 9 carries which gave him an average of 4.4 yards per carry. Brandon Arconado was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 115 yards on 9 catches. He earned an average of 12.8 yards per reception for the game. The Washington State Cougars ran the ball a total of 19 times and generated 49 yards which earned them an average of 2.6 yards per run. In the game, they ran 67 plays which gave them a total of 489 yards. On the day, the Cougars had a total of 25 1st downs and they had 11 infractions for 132 yards telling us that this team had an undisciplined week of practice. In terms of defense, Washington State gave up 13 catches on 24 throws for a total of 128 yards, and a completion percentage of 54.2%. For the game, they allowed 367 yards and forced 2 turnovers. On the ground, the Cougars gave up 239 yards on 39 runs which gave them an average of 6.1 yards per carry allowed.
The Cougars step onto the field holding a record of 3-0. In discussing the offensive production, the Cougars have one of the top tier offenses in the country. Washington State is having a year to forget in the ground game by averaging 91 rushing yards per game, which has them at 120th in Division 1. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 273 yards rushing through 3 games, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the nation. The Cougars average 567 yards per game overall ranking them 5th in the nation and 1st in the Pac-12. The Cougars are allowing 16 points per contest ranking them 4th in the Pac-12 and 33rd in Division 1. Their pass defense is one of the most dominate groups in the nation. They are conceding 162.7 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Cougars currently sit at 2nd in the Pac-12. In terms of points allowed, they have given up 48 total points. When talking about rushing yards, they are conceding 183.7 yards per contest which puts them at 105th in the nation and 9th in the Pac-12. For this season, they have conceded a total of 551 yards rushing and 5.1 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Bruins/Cougars college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Bruins +18
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