Stanford at Oregon State - 9/25/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Stanford Cardinal (2-1) at Oregon State Beavers (2-1)
College Football: Friday, September 25, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Reser Stadium)
The Line: Oregon State Beavers +15 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FOX Sports 1
The Stanford Cardinal and Oregon State Beavers meet Friday night at Reser Stadium.
The Stanford Cardinal look to build on last week’s big upset over the USC Trojans. Kevin Hogan is completing 63.2 percent of his passes for 775 yards, five touchdowns and one interception. Hogan is questionable with a leg injury. Bryce Love and Austin Hooper have combined for 291 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Christian McCaffrey has 12 receptions. The Stanford Cardinal ground game is averaging 136.6 yards per contest, and McCaffrey leads the way with 239 yards on 58 carries. Defensively, Stanford is allowing 18 points and 312.7 yards per game. Blake Martinez leads the Cardinal with 38 tackles, Peter Kalambayi has a sack and Ronnie Harris has three pass deflections. Nate Lohn is questionable.
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The Oregon State Beavers look for their first win over a ranked team and improve to 3-1. Seth Collins is completing 54.2 percent of his passes for 306 yards, four touchdowns and one interception. Collins’ is dead last in the Pac-12 in completion percentage. Jordan Villamin and Victor Bolden have combined for 201 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Storm Woods has five receptions. The Oregon State Beavers ground game is averaging 214.3 yards per contest, and Collins leads the way with 294 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Oregon State is allowing 21 points and 278.7 yards per game. Rommel Mageo leads the Beavers with 30 tackles, Ricky Ortiz has a sack and Treston Decoud has three pass deflections.
The Cardinal are 29-14-1 ATS in their last 44 conference games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Beavers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 conference games. The Cardinal are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
This is a letdown spot for Stanford and the line has balooned due to last week's upset. I'm not buying it. The Cardinal can still struggle at times to put points on the board, and Oregon State has some young athletic kids who can make plays on both sides of the ball. Stanford wins, but OSU competes and keeps it within the number.