Oregon State Beavers vs Utah Utes Prediction, 10/1/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Oregon State Beavers vs Utah Utes
Date: Saturday, October 1, 2022
Location: Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, UT
Odds/Point Spread: Utes (-11)
The Oregon State Beavers (3-1) are on their way to Rice-Eccles Stadium on Saturday where they will attempt to beat the Utah Utes (3-1). Utah opens this matchup as 11-point favorites. The total comes in at 56.
The Oregon State Beavers come into this game with a record of 3-1 this season. In their last game, the Beavers took the field against the USC Trojans and took a loss by a score of 17-14. Chance Nolan finished 17/29 with 167 yards passing. He had a QB rate of 79.4 and walked away from the game with 4 interceptions. Damien Martinez was the rushing leader for the Beavers with 5 carries for 14 yards (2.8 yards per carry). Overall, they tallied 60 plays which converted into 320 yards. The Oregon State Beavers ran the football 31 times and totaled 153 yards, which came out to an average of 4.9 yds per carry. Against the rush, the Beavers gave up 177 yds on 37 tries, which averages out to 4.8 yards per rush surrendered. Oregon State allowed 16 completions on 36 tries for a total of 180 yards, and a completion rate of 44.4%.
The Beavers have earned 1,725 total yards over the course of this season. In terms of distribution of touchdowns, Oregon State has compiled 7 passing touchdowns and 13 touchdowns via the ground. They have turned the football over 7 different times. Oregon State has compiled 89 1st downs offensively, and they have been flagged for 30 penalties for 265 yards. As a team they're holding an average of 180.8 yards in the run game ranking them 50th in college football. Concerning scoring, the Oregon State Beavers have an average of 37.8 points per game.
The Beavers rank 64th in D-1 in terms of team defense, allowing 23.5 points per game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.7 yards per tote and 150.8 yards on the ground per game this season. In total, they have allowed 603 yards via the ground game in 4 games. When it comes to passing yards, the Beavers have given up 826 yds which ranks them 54th in Division 1. They have relinquished 206.5 yards per contest via the pass and giving up a completion percentage of 56.8%. In total, they are giving up 357.3 yards per game which ranks them 60th in the nation. They have surrendered 2 touchdowns via the pass and 8 touchdowns running the ball.
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The Utes head into this game 3-1 this season. The last time they took the gridiron, the Utes went home victorious with a score of 34-13 when they played the Arizona State Sun Devils. Tavion Thomas carried the rock 11 times for 60 yards, finishing the contest with 5.5 yds per carry for Utah. Cameron Rising (2 TDs) ended the contest with 260 yards on 19/29 through the air while his quarterback rating was 156.7. He threw 1 interception and his average yards per pass attempt was 9.0. Utah relinquished 20 running attempts for 6 yds (0.3 yds per rush). The Utes pass defense gave up a completion percentage of 58.3%, relinquishing 261 yds on 21 out of 36 passing. The Utes finished with 465 yards on 74 plays (6.3 yards per play). Utah ran the ball for 4.6 yards per carry, finishing with a total of 205 yds on 45 carries.
The Utah Utes average 476.8 yards/contest, which has them sitting 28th in D-1. The Utah offense has totaled 182 penalty yards on 24 violations, which is good for 74th in Division 1 in terms of helping out the opposition. During the season thus far, the Utes have thrown for a total of 1,052 passing yards along with holding an average of 263.0 throwing yards per outing, which has them ranked 52nd in college football. When it comes to this team's ability to score points, the Utes currently sit 19th in Division 1 averaging 42.0 points per outing.
The Utes are conceding 14.0 PPG, ranking them 13th in Division 1. Utah has allowed a total of 445 yards on the ground (111.3 yards per outing) as well as 5 touchdowns by way of the ground game for the campaign. Over the course of the season, they have conceded 56 total points. They have conceded 2 touchdowns through the air in addition to 132.8 yards per game, which has them ranked 3rd in the country. The Utes defense has been on the field for 218 plays, which ranks them 11th in college football.
Who will win tonight's Beavers/Utes college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Utes -11
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