California Golden Bears vs Washington Huskies Prediction, 9/23/2023 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: California Golden Bears vs Washington Huskies
Date: Saturday, September 23, 2023
Location: Husky Stadium in Seattle, WA
Odds/Point Spread: Huskies (-20)
The California Golden Bears (2-1) are traveling to Husky Stadium on Saturday, September 23, 2023 where they will try to defeat the Washington Huskies (3-0). Washington is 20-point favorites. The over/under is set at 62.5.
The California Golden Bears step onto the field holding a record of 2-1 this season. In their last contest, the Golden Bears went up against the Idaho Vandals and walked away with a win by a score of 31-17. Sam Jackson finished 12/23 with 108 yds through the air and 2 touchdowns. He had a QB rate of 120.3 and ended the game without throwing an interception. Isaiah Ifanse led the offense in rushing for the Golden Bears with 22 carries for 137 yards (6.2 yards per carry). Overall, they had 68 plays which gave them a total of 370 yards. The California Golden Bears ran the football 43 different times and had 256 yds, which earned them an average of 6.0 yards per attempt. Against the run, the Golden Bears gave up 108 yards on 26 attempts, which is 4.2 yards per run allowed. California surrendered 28 pass completions on 46 tries for 279 yds, and a completion rate of 60.9%.
The Golden Bears have racked up 1,324 yards in total for the season. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, California has amassed 4 touchdowns through the air and 9 touchdowns on the ground. They have turned the ball over 5 times. California has a total of 71 first downs as an offense, and they have committed 18 penalties for 151 yds. As a team they're averaging 242.7 yards on the ground which ranks them 6th in D-1. When talking about scoring, the California Golden Bears are sitting at 33.0 points per game.
The Golden Bears are ranked 43rd in the nation in terms of team defense, conceding 17.3 PPG. They are allowing 3.1 yards per rushing attempt and 95.0 rushing yards per game so far this year. Overall, they have conceded 285 yards on the ground through 3 games. When it comes to passing yards, the Golden Bears are allowing 557 yds which has them ranked 34th in college football. They have conceded 185.7 yards per outing via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 59.6%. For the year, they are granting 280.7 yards per game which ranks them 26th in college football. They have yielded 5 touchdowns via the pass and 2 touchdowns running the ball.
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The Huskies step onto the field holding a record of 3-0 for this season. In their last game, the Huskies walked away with a victory by a final of 41-7 when they faced the Michigan State Spartans. Tybo Rogers carried the football 15 times for 74 yds, finishing the game with 4.9 yds per carry for Washington. Michael Penix Jr. (4 TDs) finished the game with 473 yds on 27/35 through the air while his quarterback rate was 228.4. He kept the ball away from the defense with no interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 13.5. Washington relinquished 27 rush attempts for 53 yards (2.0 yds per carry). The Huskies pass defense allowed a completion percentage of 40.0%, surrendering 208 yards on 14 for 35 passing. The Huskies ended up finishing with 713 yards while running 72 plays (9.9 yards per play). Washington ran for 5.4 yds per attempt, finishing the game with 177 yards on 33 carries.
The Washington Huskies hold an average of 614.7 yards per game, which ranks them 2nd in D-1. The Washington offense has totaled 263 yards of penalties on 23 violations, which has them sitting 25th in Division 1 in terms of hurting your team. They are averaging 121.3 yards per game via the rush and have rushed for 364 yards overall. They have thrown 2 interceptions while surrendering 1 fumbles and they have recorded 82 first downs. Regarding their scoring prowess, the Huskies currently rank 8th in D-1 holding an average of 46.7 points per game. During the season thus far, the Huskies have compiled 1,480 passing yards along with holding an average of 493.3 passing yards per contest, which has them ranked 1st in the nation.
The Huskies are allowing 12.0 points per game, which has them 17th in D-1. Washington has allowed a total of 359 yards rushing (119.7 yards/game) as well as 2 touchdowns by way of the ground game for the season. Over the course of the season, they have relinquished 36 points. They have allowed 2 touchdowns from the passing game and 207.3 yards per game, which puts them in 62nd in D-1. The Huskies defense has participated in 209 plays, which ranks 94th in Division 1. They have totaled 0 fumbles and 4 picks for the season.
Who will win tonight's Golden Bears/Huskies college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Golden Bears +20
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