Utah Utes vs Washington Huskies Prediction, 11/11/2023 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Utah Utes vs Washington Huskies
Date: Saturday, November 11, 2023
Location: Husky Stadium in Seattle, WA
Odds/Point Spread: Huskies (-3)
Husky Stadium is the site where the Washington Huskies (9-0) will compete against the Utah Utes (7-2) on Saturday, November 11, 2023. Utah opens as 3-point dogs from oddsmakers. The over/under is 53.5.
The Utah Utes come into this matchup with a record of 7-2 for this year. The last time they took the field, the Utes played the Arizona State Sun Devils and went home with a win by a final score of 55-3. Bryson Barnes connected on 19/28 with 161 yds passing and 4 TDs. He had a QB rating of 163.3 and walked away from the contest with no interceptions. Ja'Quinden Jackson was the leader on the ground for the Utes with 13 carries for 111 yds (8.5 yds per attempt). The Utah Utes ran the ball 49 times and recorded 352 yds, earning them an average of 7.2 yards per tote. When the final whistle blew, they tallied 77 plays which totaled 513 yds. Utah surrendered 8 pass completions on 29 tries for a total of 40 yards, and a completion percentage of 27.6%. When it came to stopping the run, the Utes gave up 43 yards on 29 tries, which is 1.5 yds per rush surrendered.
The Utes have tallied 3,169 total yards for the year. In terms of getting in the endzone, Utah has amassed 11 passing touchdowns and 14 rushing touchdowns. They have surrendered the ball 6 times. Utah has amassed 166 1st downs as an offense, and they have been flagged for 45 penalties for 344 yards. As a unit they maintain an average of 192.7 yards rushing which ranks them 25th in Division 1. In terms of putting points on the board, the Utah Utes are averaging 25.0 points per outing.
The Utes are ranked 10th in the nation regarding the opposition scoring, allowing 15.9 points per game. The opposition is running for 3.0 yards per rush and 81.2 rushing yards per game on the season. For the year, they have conceded 731 rushing yards through 9 contests. When talking about passing yards, the Utes are giving up 1,810 yards which ranks them 32nd in the nation. They have conceded 201.1 yards per game through the air as well as giving up a completion percentage of 55.0%. Overall, they have given up 282.3 yards per contest putting them 9th in Division 1. They have given up 7 touchdowns through the air as well as 10 touchdowns pounding the rock.
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The Huskies come into this matchup with a record of 9-0 for this season. The last time they took the gridiron, the Huskies got the victory with a final of 52-42 against the USC Trojans. Dillon Johnson ran the ball 26 times for 256 yds, ending the game with 9.8 yds per carry for Washington. Michael Penix Jr. (2 touchdowns) ended the contest with 256 yards on 22/30 through the air while his quarterback rate was 160.3. He had 1 interception and his Y/A was 8.5. Washington surrendered 27 rushing attempts for 203 yards (7.5 yds per rush). The Huskies passing defense gave up a completion rate of 75.0%, relinquishing 312 yards on 27 for 36 passing. The Huskies finished the contest with 572 yds while running 72 plays (7.9 yards per play). Washington ran the ball for 7.5 yards per tote, finishing with 316 yds on 42 carries.
The Washington Huskies have an average of 509.1 yards per outing, which ranks them 4th in the country. The Washington offense has accrued 697 yards of penalties on 67 infractions, which is good for 12th in the country in terms of helping out the other team. They have an average of 126.0 yards per game on the ground and have rushed for 1,134 yards for the year. They have thrown 8 interceptions while conceding 5 fumbles and they have been able to obtain 223 1st downs. When it comes to their scoring prowess, the Huskies currently sit 4th in the country holding an average of 41.7 PPG. For the season so far, the Huskies have earned 3,448 yards via the pass as well as an average of 383.1 throwing yards per contest, which has them sitting 1st in Division 1.
The Huskies are allowing 23.0 points per contest, which has them sitting 48th in college football. Washington has surrendered a total of 1,288 rushing yards (143.1 yards per contest) and 13 touchdowns by way of the ground game this year. Overall, they have conceded 207 points in total. They have allowed 14 touchdowns from the passing game and 269.9 yards per contest, ranking them 124th in the country. The Huskies defense has been on the field for 669 plays, which has them sitting 121st in Division 1. They have earned 1 fumble recovered and 9 picks so far this season.
Who will win tonight's Utes/Huskies college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Utes +3
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