Washington State Cougars vs Wisconsin Badgers Prediction, 9/10/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Washington State Cougars vs Wisconsin Badgers
Date: Saturday, September 10, 2022
Location: Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Badgers (-17)
The Wisconsin Badgers (1-0) will try to beat the Washington State Cougars (1-0) at Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday. Wisconsin opens this matchup as 17-point favorites. The total comes in at 46.5.
The Washington State Cougars step onto the field holding a record of 1-0 this year. In their last contest, the Cougars went up against the Idaho Vandals and took home the win by a score of 24-17. Cameron Ward went 25/40 with 223 yards through the air and 3 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rate of 134.1 and walked away from the contest with no picks. Nakai Watson was the best rusher for the Cougars with 18 totes for 117 yds (6.5 yards per attempt). The Washington State Cougars ran the rock 25 times and had 137 yards, which earned them an average of 5.5 yards per tote. In the game, they tallied 65 plays which gave them 360 yards. Washington State surrendered 21 completions on 32 attempts for 212 yards, and a completion percentage of 65.6%. Against the rush, the Cougars gave up 62 yards on 34 tries, which averages out to 1.8 yards per run allowed.
The Cougars earned 4,930 total yards over the course of last year. Washington State amassed 26 touchdowns via the pass and 20 rushing touchdowns. They surrendered the ball 18 different times. Washington State tallied 263 1st downs as a team, and they were hurt by 69 infractions for 601 yds. As a unit they averaged 121.8 yards in the run game, which was 108th in Division 1. In terms of getting in the endzone, the Washington State Cougars held an average of 27.8 PPG.
The Cougars were ranked 47th in the country when it comes to team defense, giving up 24.2 PPG. They allowed an average of 4.7 yards per run and 161.8 yards on the ground per contest last year. During the season, they allowed 2,103 yards via the ground game in 13 games. Concerning yards through the air, the Cougars conceded 2,818 yards which had them ranked 52nd in Division 1. During their 13 games played last season, they relinquished 216.8 yards per game via the pass and relinquishing a completion percentage of 59.9%. They yielded 378.6 yards per contest putting them at 64th in college football. They gave up 16 touchdowns through the air as well as 20 rushing touchdowns.
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The Badgers step onto the field holding a record of 1-0 for this year. When they last stepped on the field, the Badgers took home the win by a final score of 38-0 when they played the Illinois State Redbirds. Graham Mertz (1 touchdown) finished the contest with 219 yards on 14/16 passing while his QB rating was 223.1. He didn't toss any interceptions and his average yards per pass attempt was 13.7. Braelon Allen carried the football 14 times for 148 yards, finishing the contest with 10.6 yds per carry for Wisconsin. Wisconsin rushed for 6.0 yards per carry, finishing the game with 221 yards on 37 carries. The Badgers finished the game with a total of 440 yards and they ran 53 plays (8.3 yds per play). The Badgers passing defense conceded a completion rate of 66.7%, relinquishing 186 yds on 16 out of 24 through the air. Wisconsin relinquished 26 attempts on the ground for 57 yds (2.2 yards per rush).
The Wisconsin Badgers maintained an average of 371.2 yards per outing, which was good for 87th in Division 1. The Wisconsin offense had 567 yds of penalties on 70 violations, which was good for 83rd in college football in terms of helping out the opposition. Last year, the Badgers threw for a total of 2,083 yards via the pass together with averaging 160.2 passing yards per outing, which had them ranked 120th in D-1. Concerning how much they scored, the Badgers sat 85th in the country with 25.4 points per outing.
The Badgers conceded 16.2 PPG, which put them in 4th in Division 1. Wisconsin surrendered a total of 850 yards via the ground game (65.4 yards/game) and 10 touchdowns by way of the ground game last year. In total, they allowed 211 total points. They allowed the opposition 9 touchdowns through the air as well as 174.3 yards/outing, ranking them 4th in college football. The Badgers defense participated in 744 plays, which was 6th in college football.
Who will win tonight's Cougars/Badgers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cougars +17
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