Utah Utes vs Oregon State Beavers Prediction, 9/29/2023 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Utah Utes vs Oregon State Beavers
Date: Friday, September 29, 2023
Location: Reser Stadium in Corvallis, OR
Odds/Point Spread: Beavers (-2)
The Utah Utes (4-0) are hitting the road to Reser Stadium on Friday, September 29, 2023 where they will attempt to defeat the Oregon State Beavers (3-1). Utah opens this matchup as 2-point underdogs. The over/under is 45.5.
The Utah Utes come into this matchup with a record of 4-0 for this season. In their last game, the Utes went up against the UCLA Bruins and took home the win by a score of 14-7. Nate Johnson finished 9/17 with 117 yds through the air and 1 touchdown. He had a QB rate of 130.2 and finished the game without throwing a pick. Jaylon Glover led the offense in rushing for the Utes with 25 carries for 86 yards (3.4 yards per carry). The Utah Utes ran the rock 48 different times and accounted for 102 yards, earning them an average of 2.1 yards per attempt. For the game, they ran 65 plays for 219 yds. Utah conceded 15 completions on 35 attempts for a total of 234 yds, and a completion rate of 42.9%. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Utes conceded 9 yards on 32 attempts, which is 0.3 yards per run surrendered.
The Utes have earned 1,290 total yards for the year. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Utah has earned 3 passing touchdowns and 6 rushing touchdowns. They have surrendered the ball 2 times. Utah has a total of 69 first downs as an offense, and they have been called for 21 infractions for 161 yds. As a team they have an average of 165.5 yards via the ground game ranking this team at 56th in the country. In terms of getting in the endzone, the Utah Utes are sitting at 22.3 points per game.
The Utes are sitting in 6th in college football regarding team defense, conceding 9.5 PPG. The opposition is running for an average of 2.0 yards per attempt on the ground and 51.0 rushing yards per game this season. For the season, they have given up 204 rushing yards through 4 outings. Concerning passing yardage, the Utes have conceded 851 yards which ranks them 59th in Division 1. They have allowed 212.8 yards per contest through the air in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 53.2%. During this campaign, they are giving up 263.8 yards per game ranking them 9th in Division 1. They have surrendered 2 touchdowns via the pass as well as 2 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Beavers step onto the field holding a record of 3-1 this year. The last time they took the field, the Beavers went home defeated by a final of 38-35 against the Washington State Cougars. D.J. Uiagalelei (1 touchdown) finished the game with 198 yds on 17/34 passing while his quarterback rating was 102.7. He threw 1 interception and his Y/A was 5.8. Deshaun Fenwick carried the ball 11 times for 101 yards, walking away from the game with 9.2 yds per carry for Oregon State. The Beavers finished with 440 yds and they ran 73 plays (6.0 yds per play). Oregon State rushed the football for 6.2 yards per carry, finishing the contest with 242 yards on 39 carries. Oregon State surrendered 30 rushing attempts for 106 yds (3.5 yards per carry). The Beavers passing defense conceded a completion rate of 82.9%, surrendering 422 yards on 29 out of 35 passing.
When discussing how much they score, the Beavers rank 20th in Division 1 holding an average of 39.5 points per game. The Oregon State Beavers maintain an average of 459.5 yards per outing, which has them ranked 26th in the nation. The Oregon State offense has totaled 172 penalty yds on 20 infractions, which is good for 92nd in the nation in terms of giving up free yards. They have tossed 3 picks while conceding 0 fumbles and they have been able to earn 95 first downs. For the year to this point, the Beavers have a total of 939 passing yards in addition to holding an average of 234.8 passing yards per outing, which has them ranked 72nd in college football. They average 224.8 run yards per game and have rushed for 899 yards overall.
The Beavers are allowing 17.8 points per contest, ranking them 30th in D-1. Oregon State has allowed a total of 279 yards via the ground game (69.8 yards per outing) as well as 3 touchdowns via the rush this season. In total, they have surrendered 71 pts. They have conceded 6 touchdowns from the passing game in addition to 257.3 yards per contest, which has them sitting 107th in college football. The Beavers defense has taken part in 254 plays, ranking them 44th in Division 1. They have compiled 4 fumbles recovered and 2 interceptions over the course of the season.
Who will win tonight's Utes/Beavers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Utes +2
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