Washington State Cougars vs Oregon State Beavers Prediction, 10/15/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Washington State Cougars vs Oregon State Beavers
Date: Saturday, October 15, 2022
Location: Reser Stadium in Corvallis, OR
Odds/Point Spread: Beavers (-3.5)
Reser Stadium is the location where the Oregon State Beavers (4-2) will try to defeat the Washington State Cougars (4-2) on Saturday. Oregon State opens this game as 3.5-point favorites. The total comes in at 52.5.
The Washington State Cougars step onto the field holding a record of 4-2 this season. The last time they took the field, the Cougars took the field against the USC Trojans and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 30-14. Cameron Ward went 19/32 with 172 yds passing and 2 TDs. He had a QB rate of 125.2 and ended the game without throwing an interception. Jaylen Jenkins was the best rusher for the Cougars with 13 carries for 130 yards (10.0 yards per attempt). The Washington State Cougars ran the football 29 times and recorded 144 yds, which earned them an average of 5.0 yards per tote. Once the final whistle blew, they tallied 61 plays for 316 yards. Washington State surrendered 15 completions on 29 attempts for 188 yards, and a completion rate of 51.7%. On the ground, the Cougars conceded 181 yds on 40 attempts, which averages out to 4.5 yards per rush allowed.
When it comes to putting points on the board, the Washington State Cougars have an average of 27.0 PPG. As a team they average 100.3 yards rushing which is 119th in college football. The Cougars currently have 2,214 total yards for this campaign. In terms of scoring, Washington State has earned 15 touchdowns via the pass and 5 touchdowns via the ground. Washington State has amassed 117 first downs, and they have been called for 34 infractions for 298 yds. They have surrendered the football 12 different times.
The Cougars are ranked 35th in the nation in terms of the opposition scoring, giving up 20.2 points per game. The opposition is running for 3.2 yards per running attempt and 110.5 rushing yards per game on the year. In total, they have given up 663 rushing yards through 6 games. When talking about passing yards, the Cougars have allowed 1,565 yards which puts them in 106th in D-1. They have relinquished 260.8 yards per outing via the pass in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 65.5%. In total, they have given up 371.3 yards per game ranking them 65th in D-1. They have allowed 9 touchdowns through the air in addition to 3 touchdowns running the ball.
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The Beavers head into this matchup 4-2 this year. The last time they took the field, the Beavers walked away with a victory by a final of 28-27 against the Stanford Cardinal. Ben Gulbranson (2 TDs) finished the game with 250 yds on 20/28 through the air while his quarterback rating was 170. He didn't toss any interceptions and his average yards per pass attempt was 8.9. Damien Martinez carried the rock 3 times for 83 yds, ending the game with 27.7 yards per carry for Oregon State. Oregon State rushed the ball for 4.8 yards per carry, finishing the contest with 192 yards on 40 attempts. The Beavers finished the game with a total of 442 yards while they ran 68 plays (6.5 yards per play). The Beavers pass defense gave up a completion rate of 58.8%, surrendering 269 yards on 20 out of 34 through the air. Oregon State relinquished 27 attempts on the ground for 90 yards (3.3 yds per carry).
Concerning how much they score, the Beavers currently rank 49th in the nation maintaining an average of 32.5 points per outing. Over the course of the season so far, the Beavers currently have a total of 1,498 yards through the air in addition to an average of 249.7 throwing yards per outing, ranking them 64th in the nation. The Oregon State Beavers are averaging 430.7 yards/game, ranking them 52nd in the country. The Oregon State offense has accrued 392 penalty yards on 42 violations, which ranks 33rd in Division 1 in terms of giving up free yards.
Oregon State has allowed a total of 855 yards rushing (142.5 yards/game) and 11 touchdowns on the ground on the campaign. They have yielded 7 touchdowns via the pass as well as 215.7 yards/outing, ranking them 55th in college football. The Beavers defense has taken the field for 382 plays, which has them sitting 45th in D-1. The Beavers are surrendering 27.2 points per contest, which has them ranked 75th in D-1. In total, they have allowed 163 total points.
Who will win tonight's Cougars/Beavers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Beavers -3.5
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