Washington State vs Oregon NCAA Football Tips 10/26/2019
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Autzen Stadium is the venue where Justin Herbert and the Oregon Ducks will play the Washington State Cougars on Saturday. Oregon opens this contest as 5.5-point favorites. The Cougars are 2-5-0 ATS and 3-4-0 when betting on the total. The Ducks are 2-5-0 when wagering on the over/under and 4-3-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the Washington State Cougars played the Colorado Buffaloes and won 41-10. Max Borghi led the team in rushing for the game. He broke a long run for 47 yards and he notched 1 touchdown in the game. He scurried for 105 yards by way of 12 carries which had him averaging 8.8 yards per carry. Brandon Arconado was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 109 yards on 5 catches. He had an average of 21.8 yards per reception for the game. Leading the way at QB for the Cougars was Anthony Gordon who went 35/51 with 369 yards through the air and completed 4 touchdowns. He tossed 1 pick in the game. The Cougars ran the football 20 times and generated 128 yards which had them averaging 6.4 yards per attempt. On the day, they ran 73 plays which gave them a total of 497 yards. In the game, the Cougars earned a total of 22 1st downs and they had a total of 7 penalties for 70 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. When it comes to their defensive performance, Washington State allowed 17 completions on 34 tries for a total of 141 yards, and a completion percentage of 50.0%. In the running game, the Cougars allowed 179 yards on 36 carries which is an average of 5.0 yards per run allowed. In the game, they conceded a total of 320 yards and earned 3 takeaways.
The Cougars head into this matchup 4-3 for the 2019 season. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country averaging 42.7 points per game, putting them 8th in college football. As a unit, they are averaging 92 rushing yards per game which is 12th in the conference. For total yardage, they are currently ranked 1st in the Pac-12 Conference and 4th in college football with 3,729 yards. The Cougars have one of the middle tier defenses in Division 1, giving up 28.7 points per game putting them 8th in the conference. When talking about yards rushing, Washington State is allowing 177.3 yards per game putting them 10th in the Pac-12 and 86th in college football. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.7 yards per carry putting them 10th in the Pac-12 Conference and 97th in Division 1 overall. In total, they have allowed 1,241 rushing yards through 7 contests. When it comes to yards through the air, the Cougars have allowed 3,085 yards. Opponents are completing 63.2% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 8.3 yards per attempt.
In their last contest, the Oregon Ducks played the Washington Huskies and won by a score of 35-31. Cyrus Habibi-Likio led the team on the ground in the game. He broke a long run for 15 yards and he tallied 1 touchdown in the game. He ran for a total of 81 yards by way of 14 carries which meant he was running for 5.8 yards per tote. Johnny Johnson III was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 90 yards on 5 catches. He averaged 18.0 yards per reception in the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Ducks was Justin Herbert who went 24/38 with 280 yards passing and added 4 touchdowns. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. The Ducks rushed the ball a total of 34 times and added 188 yards which gave them an average of 5.5 yards per rushing attempt. For the contest, the Ducks had a total of 26 1st downs and they had 3 penalties for 30 yards telling us that this team was extremely focused in this game. Overall, they ran 72 plays which added up to 468 yards. In terms of defense, Oregon gave up 23 completions on 30 attempts totaling 289 yards, and a completion percentage of 76.7%. In the game, they conceded a total of 433 yards but finished the game without a turnover. On the ground, the Ducks gave up 144 yards on 33 attempts which is an average of 4.4 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
The Ducks head into this matchup 6-1. In discussing the offensive production, the Ducks have one of the most prolific offenses in D-1. Oregon is making teams consider moving more up into the box by averaging 178.4 rushing yards per contest, putting them 52nd in the nation. As a team, they have compiled a total of 1,249 yards rushing through 7 contests, so they'll look to the run game to try to keep the opponents off balance so they'll have open receivers. The Ducks average 462 yards per contest overall which has them at 24th in college football and 3rd in the Pac-12 Conference. The Ducks are giving up 11.9 points per contest ranking them 2nd in the Pac-12 and 7th in Division 1. Their passing defense is one of the most dominate units in the country. They are giving up 178.6 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Ducks are currently ranked 1st in the Pac-12 Conference. When talking about points given up, they have given up 83 points in total. In regard to yards rushing, they are giving up 112.7 yards per contest ranking them 25th in the country and 3rd in the conference. For the 2019 season, they have conceded a total of 789 yards on the ground and 2.1 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Cougars/Ducks college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Ducks -5.5
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