Oregon State Beavers vs Washington State Cougars Prediction, 10/9/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oregon State Beavers vs Washington State Cougars
Date: Saturday, October 9, 2021
Location: Gesa Field in Pasco, WA
Odds/Point Spread: Cougars (+2.5)
The Oregon State Beavers (4-1) are en route to Gesa Field on Saturday where they will go up against the Washington State Cougars (2-3). Oregon State opens as 2.5-point favorites from oddsmakers. The total is 58.5.
The Oregon State Beavers come into this matchup with a record of 4-1 this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Beavers went up against the Washington Huskies and walked away with a win by a score of 27-24. B.J. Baylor was the leader on the ground for the Beavers with 20 attempts for 111 yds (5.6 yards per attempt). Chance Nolan connected on 7/15 with 48 yds through the air. He had a QB rating of 60.2 and ended the contest with 1 pick. In the running game, the Beavers conceded 176 yards on 35 attempts, which is 5.0 yds per rush allowed. Oregon State relinquished 17 pass completions on 26 tries for a total of 142 yards, and a completion rate of 65.4%. In all, they tallied 65 plays which totaled 290 yards. The Oregon State Beavers ran the rock 50 different times and compiled 242 yds, earning them an average of 4.8 yards per attempt.
When it comes to putting points on the board, the Oregon State Beavers are averaging 36.0 PPG. Offensively they average 229.2 yards via the ground game which is 16th in D-1. The Beavers have earned 2,184 total yards over the course of this season. In terms of getting in the endzone, Oregon State has compiled 9 touchdowns via the pass and 15 touchdowns on the ground. Oregon State has accrued 115 1st downs offensively, and they have been called for 37 infractions for 340 yds. They have given the ball to the opposition 7 different times.
The Beavers rank 59th in Division 1 when it comes to the opposition scoring, allowing 21.6 points per game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.5 yards per run and 107.2 rushing yards per game so far this year. Overall, they have given up 536 running yards through 5 games. When it comes to passing yards, the Beavers have given up 1,260 yds which puts them in 112th in the country. They are allowing 252.0 yards per game via the pass and giving up a completion percentage of 59.7%. Over the course of this season, they have surrendered 359.2 yards per game which puts them 71st in college football. They have conceded 6 touchdowns through the air and 7 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Cougars come into this matchup with a record of 2-3 for this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Cougars took home the win by a final score of 21-6 when they played the California Golden Bears. Max Borghi carried the football 13 times for 40 yards, finishing the contest with 3.1 yds per attempt for Washington State. Jayden De Laura (3 touchdowns) ended the game with 219 yards on 25/41 passing while his QB rate was 120.2. He threw 2 interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 5.3. Washington State surrendered 34 attempts on the ground for 121 yards (3.6 yds per rush). The Cougars pass defense gave up a completion percentage of 46.7%, surrendering 152 yds on 14 out of 30 passing. The Cougars finished the game with 332 yds on 76 plays (4.4 yds per play). Washington State rushed the football for 3.3 yds per attempt, finishing with a total of 113 yards on 34 carries.
When looking at their scoring prowess, the Cougars are 102nd in the nation with an average of 23.0 points per game. During this campaign so far, the Cougars have earned 1,161 passing yards along with holding an average of 232.2 passing yards per contest, which has them ranked 68th in college football. The Washington State Cougars hold an average of 350.2 yards/contest, ranking them 102nd in D-1. The Washington State offense has totaled 186 penalty yds on 24 infractions, ranking them 112th in college football in terms of giving up free yards.
The Cougars are relinquishing 25.0 PPG, ranking them 88th in the nation. Washington State has given up a total of 708 yards on the ground (141.6 yards/game) as well as 6 touchdowns on the ground on the season. This season, they have relinquished 125 points in total. They have given up 7 touchdowns via the pass and 245.0 yards/game, which has them in 101st in D-1. The Cougars defense has been on the field for 350 plays, which ranks 102nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Beavers/Cougars college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cougars +2.5
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