Stanford Cardinal vs Washington State Cougars Prediction, 10/16/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Stanford Cardinal vs Washington State Cougars
Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021
Location: Gesa Field in Pasco, WA
Odds/Point Spread: Cougars (+2)
Gesa Field is where the Washington State Cougars (3-3) will take on the Stanford Cardinal (3-3) on Saturday. Stanford is 2-point favorites. The betting total comes in at 51.5.
The Stanford Cardinal step onto the field holding a record of 3-3 this season. The last time they took the field, the Cardinal took on the Arizona State Sun Devils and ended up losing by a score of 28-10. Tanner McKee went 27/45 with 356 yds passing and 1 touchdown. He had a quarterback rating of 120.5 and finished the contest with 3 interceptions. Nathaniel Peat was the rushing leader for the Cardinal with 7 attempts for 32 yards (4.6 yards per attempt). The Stanford Cardinal ran the ball 20 different times and tallied 13 yds, which came out to an average of 0.7 yds per attempt. In all, they tallied 65 plays which converted into 369 yds. Stanford conceded 14 completions on 23 tries for 175 yards, and a completion percentage of 60.9%. When it came to stopping the run, the Cardinal gave up 265 yds on 41 tries, which averages out to 6.5 yards per run allowed.
When it comes to scoring points, the Stanford Cardinal are averaging 25.8 points per game. Offensively they're averaging 98.0 yards via the ground game which has them sitting 117th in the country. The Cardinal have attained 2,113 total yards over the course of this year. With reference to scoring touchdowns, Stanford has compiled 12 passing touchdowns and 7 rushing touchdowns. Stanford has amassed 106 1st downs, and they have been called for 40 infractions for 269 yards. They have surrendered the football 5 different times.
The Cardinal sit in 89th in Division 1 when it comes to team defense, conceding 27.0 points per contest. They are giving up an average of 5.3 yards per run and 223.5 yards on the ground per game this year. Overall, they have conceded 1,341 running yards through 6 contests. Concerning yards via the pass, the Cardinal are giving up 1,130 yds which ranks them 52nd in college football. They are giving up 188.3 yards per game via the pass and conceding a completion percentage of 57.6%. In total, they are granting 411.8 yards per contest putting them at 101st in the country. They have surrendered 4 touchdowns via the pass and 15 touchdowns pounding the rock.
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The Cougars come into this matchup with a record of 3-3 this year. The last time they took the field, the Cougars took home the win by a final score of 31-24 when they played the Oregon State Beavers. Jayden De Laura (3 touchdowns) ended the game with 399 yds on 32/46 passing while his quarterback rating was 159.6. He had 1 interception and his average yards per pass attempt was 8.7. Deon McIntosh ran the football 13 times for 65 yards, ending the contest with 5.0 yds per attempt for Washington State. Washington State ran for 3.8 yards per carry, finishing the contest with 92 yds on 24 attempts. The Cougars finished the contest with a total of 491 yards while running 70 plays (7.0 yds per play). The Cougars passing defense gave up a completion percentage of 42.3%, surrendering 158 yards on 11 for 26 through the air. Washington State allowed 45 rushing attempts for 309 yards (6.9 yards per carry).
The Washington State Cougars maintain an average of 373.7 yards per outing, which is good for 88th in college football. The Washington State offense has compiled 240 penalty yds on 28 violations, which is good for 106th in D-1 in terms of helping out the opposition. For the season so far, the Cougars have thrown for a total of 1,560 passing yards along with an average of 260.0 passing yards per contest, which ranks 45th in the country. Concerning their ability to score points, the Cougars currently sit 97th in D-1 averaging 24.3 points per outing.
The Cougars are surrendering 24.8 points per game, ranking them 80th in the country. Washington State has conceded a total of 1,017 yards on the ground (169.5 yards per contest) in addition to 9 touchdowns on the ground for the year. Overall, they have allowed 149 total points. They have conceded 7 touchdowns through the air as well as 230.5 yards/game, which has them in 82nd in the nation. The Cougars defense has taken the field for 421 plays, which is 111th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Cardinal/Cougars college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cardinal -2
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