Washington State Cougars vs Washington Huskies Prediction, 11/25/2023 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Washington State Cougars vs Washington Huskies
Date: Saturday, November 25, 2023
Location: Husky Stadium in Seattle, WA
Odds/Point Spread: Huskies (-13)
Husky Stadium is the location where the Washington Huskies (11-0) will attempt to beat the Washington State Cougars (5-6) on Saturday, November 25, 2023. Washington State opens this game as 13-point underdogs. The over/under has been set at 68.5.
The Washington State Cougars come into this game with a record of 5-6 this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Cougars took the field against the Colorado Buffaloes and notched a win by a score of 56-14. Cameron Ward finished 18/30 with 288 yards passing and 2 TDs. He had a QB rate of 162.6 and finished the game without throwing an interception. Nakia Watson was the rushing leader for the Cougars with 8 totes for 47 yds (5.9 yards per attempt). Once the final whistle blew, they ran 65 plays which totaled 447 yards. The Washington State Cougars ran the rock 32 different times and amassed 105 yards, which earned them an average of 3.3 yards per attempt. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Cougars gave up 91 yds on 41 tries, which calculates to 2.2 yards per run allowed. Washington State conceded 12 completions on 27 attempts for a total of 164 yards, and a completion percentage of 44.4%.
Concerning putting the ball in the endzone, the Washington State Cougars have an average of 32.6 points per contest. As a team they maintain an average of 84.7 yards in the run game giving them a rank of 131st in Division 1. The Cougars have earned 4,664 total yards for the year. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Washington State has compiled 24 passing touchdowns and 17 rushing touchdowns. Washington State has 248 1st downs as an offense, and they have committed 63 penalties for 517 yards. They have surrendered the football 19 times.
The Cougars rank 95th in Division 1 in terms of team defense, allowing 28.5 points per game. They are allowing 4.3 yards per rush and 155.3 rushing yards per contest this year. Over the course of this year, they have conceded 1,708 rushing yards through 11 outings. When it comes to passing yards, the Cougars have conceded 2,659 yards which has them sitting in 101st in college football. They have surrendered 241.7 yards per outing via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 61.0%. Over the course of this year, they are surrendering 397.0 yards per outing ranking them 94th in the nation. They have granted 12 touchdowns through the air in addition to 25 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Huskies come into this game with a record of 11-0 this season. The last time they took the field, the Huskies walked away with a victory by a final of 22-20 when they faced the Oregon State Beavers. Michael Penix Jr. (2 TDs) ended the contest with 162 yards on 13/28 passing while his quarterback rating was 118.6. He didn't toss any interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 5.8. Dillon Johnson ran the football 16 times for 89 yards, finishing the contest with 5.6 yds per attempt for Washington. Washington ran the ball for 4.4 yards per tote, finishing with 110 yds on 25 attempts. The Huskies finished with a total of 272 yards on 53 plays (5.1 yds per play). The Huskies secondary allowed a completion percentage of 48.5%, surrendering 169 yards on 16 for 33 passing. Washington allowed 40 attempts on the ground for 148 yards (3.7 yards per rush).
When it comes to how much they score, the Huskies rank 9th in the country with an average of 39.3 points per outing. The Washington Huskies hold an average of 482.8 yards/outing, which is good for 8th in Division 1. The Washington offense has accrued 861 penalty yds on 88 violations, which has them sitting 5th in D-1 in terms of helping out the other team. They have tossed 8 picks while surrendering 7 fumbles and they have tallied 264 1st downs. For the year thus far, the Huskies have compiled 3,942 yards via the pass as well as an average of 358.4 passing yards per game, which has them sitting 1st in Division 1. They average 124.5 rushing yards per game and have run for 1,370 yards for this season.
Washington has conceded a total of 1,551 rushing yards (141.0 yards per contest) in addition to 17 touchdowns via the rush this season. They have yielded 17 touchdowns via the pass as well as 260.5 yards/outing, which has them sitting 119th in the country. Their defense has totaled 2 fumbles and 13 interceptions this season. The Huskies defense has taken the field for 799 plays, which is 120th in Division 1. The Huskies are surrendering 23.2 points per game, which has them ranked 50th in Division 1. This season, they have allowed 255 total points.
Who will win tonight's Cougars/Huskies college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Huskies -13
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