California Golden Bears vs Oregon State Beavers Prediction, 11/12/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: California Golden Bears vs Oregon State Beavers
Date: Saturday, November 12, 2022
Location: Reser Stadium in Corvallis, OR
Odds/Point Spread: Beavers (-13)
The California Golden Bears (3-6) are hitting the road to Reser Stadium on Saturday where they will take on the Oregon State Beavers (6-3). Oregon State is 13-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 49.
The California Golden Bears head into this game 3-6 for this year. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Golden Bears went up against the USC Trojans and ended up losing by a score of 41-35. Jack Plummer connected on 35/49 with 406 yards through the air and 3 TDs. He had a quarterback rating of 157.2 and finished the game with 1 interception. Jaydn Ott was the best rusher for the Golden Bears with 14 totes for 50 yds (3.6 yards per attempt). The California Golden Bears ended up rushing 24 different times and tallied 63 yds, which is an average of 2.6 yards per carry. When the final whistle blew, they tallied 73 plays which gave them a total of 469 yds. California surrendered 26 completions on 41 tries for a total of 360 yds, and a completion percentage of 63.4%. In the running game, the Golden Bears gave up 155 yards on 28 attempts, which averages out to 5.5 yds per rush allowed.
The Golden Bears have earned 3,465 total yards over the course of this season. When it comes to notching touchdowns, California has earned 18 touchdowns through the air and 9 rushing touchdowns. They have turned the football over 7 different times. California has tallied 187 first downs as a unit, and they have been flagged for 47 infractions for 409 yards. As a unit they're holding an average of 107.8 yards on the ground which ranks them 114th in Division 1. When talking about putting points on the board, the California Golden Bears have an average of 24.7 PPG.
The Golden Bears are sitting in 72nd in the country regarding team defense, allowing 26.8 points per contest. They are allowing 4.0 yards per rush and 126.9 rushing yards per contest on the season. Over the course of this season, they have conceded 1,142 rushing yards through 9 outings. In terms of yards through the air, the Golden Bears have conceded 2,698 yds which puts them in 126th in the nation. They have conceded 299.8 yards per game via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 66.0%. In total, they have given up 426.7 yards/game putting them 106th in the country. They have yielded 19 touchdowns via the pass and 13 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Beavers come into this game with a record of 6-3 for this year. The last time they took the field, the Beavers went home victorious with a score of 27-24 when they faced the Washington Huskies. Ben Gulbranson finished the contest with 87 yards on 12/19 passing while his quarterback rate was 101.6. He didn't toss any interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 4.6. Damien Martinez ran the football 19 times for 107 yards, finishing the contest with 5.6 yards per attempt for Oregon State. Oregon State ran for 4.4 yards per attempt, finishing the contest with 175 yards on 40 attempts. The Beavers finished with 262 yards while running 59 plays (4.4 yds per play). The Beavers passing defense gave up a completion rate of 57.7%, surrendering 298 yds on 30 out of 52 passing. Oregon State surrendered 24 attempts on the ground for 100 yards (4.2 yards per rush).
The Oregon State Beavers have an average of 406.9 yards per game, which has them sitting 60th in college football. The Oregon State offense has racked up 570 penalty yards on 63 infractions, which ranks 37th in D-1 in terms of hurting your team. For the year to this point, the Beavers currently sit at 1,928 passing yards along with holding an average of 214.2 throwing yards per contest, which has them ranked 94th in D-1. When looking at their ability to score points, the Beavers are sitting 47th in college football averaging 32.0 points per outing.
The Beavers are conceding 22.9 PPG, which has them 44th in D-1. Oregon State has allowed a total of 1,062 yards rushing (118.0 yards/game) and 14 touchdowns via the rush for the season. Over the course of the season, they have relinquished 206 total points. They have conceded 9 touchdowns through the air in addition to 238.1 yards/outing, ranking them 81st in the country. The Beavers defense has taken the field for 589 plays, ranking them 39th in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's Golden Bears/Beavers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Golden Bears +13
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