Colorado State Rams vs Washington State Cougars Prediction, 9/17/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Colorado State Rams vs Washington State Cougars
Date: Saturday, September 17, 2022
Location: Martin Stadium in Pullman, WA
Odds/Point Spread: Cougars (-17)
The Colorado State Rams (0-2) are on their way to Martin Stadium on Saturday where they will attempt to beat the Washington State Cougars (2-0). Washington State opens as 17-point favorites from oddsmakers. The over/under is 53.5.
The Colorado State Rams come into this game with a record of 0-2 for this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Rams faced the MTSU Blue Raiders and ended up losing by a score of 34-19. A'Jon Vivens was the best rusher for the Rams with 12 carries for 41 yds (3.4 yards per carry). Clay Millen went 20/30 with 256 yards passing and 3 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rating of 158 and finished the game with 2 interceptions. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Rams gave up 114 yds on 41 tries, which is an average of 2.8 yds per run surrendered. Colorado State allowed 31 completions on 39 attempts for 266 yds, and a completion rate of 79.5%. Once the final whistle blew, they had 64 plays which gave them 246 yds. The Colorado State Rams ran the ball 34 different times and tallied -10 yds, earning them an average of -0.3 yards per tote.
The Rams have earned 465 total yards for the season. In terms of scoring, Colorado State has amassed 4 touchdowns via the pass and 0 touchdowns on the ground. They have turned the ball over 6 times. Colorado State has accumulated 30 first downs as a unit, and they have been flagged for 8 infractions for 67 yds. As a unit they average 36.0 yards on the ground which ranks them 130th in the nation. When talking about getting in the endzone, the Colorado State Rams have an average of 13.0 points per contest.
When talking about passing yards, the Rams have allowed 472 yds which ranks them 80th in the country. They have relinquished 236.0 yards per outing through the air in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 73.1%. Overall, they are conceding 410.0 yards per game which puts them 98th in Division 1. They have allowed 2 touchdowns by air in addition to 6 touchdowns on the ground. The opposition is running for an average of 4.3 yards per rushing attempt and 174.0 rushing yards per game on the year. During the season, they have given up 348 yards on the ground through 2 games. The Rams are ranked 124th in Division 1 in terms of the opposition scoring, giving up 42.5 PPG.
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The Cougars come into this matchup with a record of 2-0 this season. When they last stepped on the gridiron, the Cougars walked away with a victory by a final of 17-14 when they played the Wisconsin Badgers. Cameron Ward (1 touchdown) ended the contest with 200 yards on 17/28 passing while his QB rate was 118.2. He threw 2 interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 7.1. Nakai Watson carried the rock 10 times for 33 yds, ending the game with 3.3 yards per attempt for Washington State. Washington State rushed the football for 2.4 yards per carry, finishing with 53 yds on 22 carries. The Cougars finished the game with a total of 253 yds while running 50 plays (5.1 yds per play). The Cougars passing defense conceded a completion rate of 58.1%, surrendering 227 yds on 18 out of 31 through the air. Washington State conceded 44 rush attempts for 174 yards (4.0 yds per carry).
When it comes to their ability to score points, the Cougars are ranked 111th in the country with an average of 20.5 points per game. For the year to this point, the Cougars have thrown for 423 passing yards in addition to an average of 211.5 passing yards per outing, which is ranked 91st in Division 1. The Washington State Cougars average 306.5 yards/outing, which is good for 116th in the country. The Washington State offense has 85 yards of penalties on 8 infractions, which has them ranked 119th in Division 1 in terms of making mistakes.
The Cougars are relinquishing 15.5 points per contest, which has them ranked 38th in D-1. Washington State has allowed a total of 236 yards rushing (118.0 yards/game) as well as 0 touchdowns by way of the ground game on the campaign. Overall, they have relinquished 31 pts. They have allowed the opposition 3 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 219.5 yards/outing, which has them in 70th in the nation. The Cougars defense has taken part in 141 plays, which is good for 78th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Rams/Cougars college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cougars -17
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