California Golden Bears vs Washington Huskies Prediction, 9/25/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: California Golden Bears vs Washington Huskies
Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Location: Husky Stadium in Seattle, WA
Odds/Point Spread: Huskies (-9.5)
The California Golden Bears (1-2) are headed to Husky Stadium on Saturday where they will compete against the Washington Huskies (1-2). California opens this game as 9.5-point underdogs. The betting total is set at 45.
The California Golden Bears head into this game 1-2 this season. In their last game, the Golden Bears faced the Sacramento State Hornets and walked away with a win by a score of 42-30. Damien Moore was the best rusher for the Golden Bears with 12 carries for 87 yards (7.3 yards per carry). Chase Garbers finished 22/34 with 288 yds passing and 2 TDs. He had a quarterback rating of 149.4 and ended the game with 1 interception. When it came to stopping the run, the Golden Bears conceded 59 yds on 22 attempts, which is 2.7 yards per rush allowed. California allowed 29 completions on 55 attempts for 408 yds, and a completion rate of 52.7%. Once the final whistle blew, they ran 67 plays which gave them 534 yds. The California Golden Bears ran the ball 33 times and recorded 246 yards, which is an average of 7.5 yards per tote.
The Golden Bears have earned 1,306 total yards for the season. When it comes to getting in the endzone, California has totaled 5 touchdowns through the air and 6 touchdowns via the ground. They have turned the football over 2 different times. California has tallied 62 first downs, and they have committed 19 penalties for 200 yards. As a team they average 177.3 yards rushing which has them sitting 55th in college football. When talking about getting in the endzone, the California Golden Bears have an average of 30.3 PPG.
The Golden Bears rank 104th in the nation in terms of the opposition scoring, conceding 28.7 points per contest. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.0 yards per attempt on the ground and 130.3 rushing yards per game on the year. In total, they have given up 391 rushing yards through 3 games. When talking about passing yards, the Golden Bears have conceded 954 yards which ranks them 133rd in the nation. They have relinquished 318.0 yards per game via the pass and conceding a completion percentage of 54.4%. During this campaign, they have yielded 448.3 yards/game putting them at 124th in the nation.
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The Huskies step onto the field holding a record of 1-2 for this season. When they last played, the Huskies walked away with a victory by a final of 52-3 against the Arkansas State Red Wolves. Richard Newton carried the rock 10 times for 52 yds, finishing the game with 5.2 yards per attempt for Washington. Dylan Morris (3 touchdowns) finished the game with 367 yards on 23/39 through the air while his QB rate was 153.1. He tossed 2 picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 9.4. Washington conceded 23 rushing attempts for 48 yards (2.1 yds per rush). The Huskies pass defense conceded a completion percentage of 44.9%, surrendering 220 yds on 22 out of 49 through the air. The Huskies finished the contest with 598 yards on 83 plays (7.2 yards per play). Washington ended up running for 5.1 yds per carry, finishing with 200 yards on 39 carries.
The Washington Huskies maintain an average of 410.7 yards per contest, ranking them 68th in the country. The Washington offense has compiled 146 yards of penalties on 15 infractions, which is 107th in Division 1 in terms of helping out the other team. For the year to this point, the Huskies have thrown for a total of 917 yards through the air as well as an average of 305.7 passing yards per game, ranking them 18th in the country. When looking at how much they score, the Huskies are sitting 102nd in the nation averaging 23.0 points per contest.
The Huskies are giving up 15.7 points per game, which has them 37th in college football. Washington has allowed a total of 518 yards rushing (172.7 yards per game) in addition to 5 touchdowns via the rush for the year. Over the course of the season, they have relinquished 47 total points. They have conceded no TDs via the pass in addition to 123.0 yards per outing, which puts them in 16th in college football. The Huskies defense has been on the field for 200 plays, which has them sitting 73rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Golden Bears/Huskies college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Huskies -9.5
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