California at Washington - 9/26/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
California Golden Bears (3-0) at Washington Huskies (2-1)
College Football: Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 5:00 pm (Husky Stadium)
The Line: Washington Huskies +3.5 -- Over/Under: 60 See the Latest Odds
TV: PAC-12 Network
The California Golden Bears and Washington Huskies meet Saturday at Husky Stadium.
The California Golden Bears look for another big road victory to improve on their 3-0 start. Jared Goff is completing 73.1 percent of his passes for 898 yards, nine touchdowns and two interceptions. Goff has three or more touchdown passes in four straight games. Trevor Davis and Kenny Lawler have combined for 396 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Bryce Treggs has eight receptions. The California Golden Bears ground game is averaging 209.6 yards per contest, and Khalfani Muhammad leads the way with 266 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Cal is allowing 21.7 points and 424 yards per game. Damariay Drew leads the Golden Bears with 17 tackles, Cameron Walker has two sacks and Mustafa Jalil has a forced fumble. Damariay Drew and Daniel Lasco are questionable while DeVante Wilson is doubtful.
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The Washington Huskies look for a solid victory to improve to 3-1 on the year. Jake Browning is completing 65.6 percent of his passes for 844 yards, five touchdowns and two interceptions. Browning is fifth in the Pac-12 in completion percentage. Dwayne Washington and Jaydon Mickens have combined for 316 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Joshua Perkins has eight receptions. The Washington Huskies ground game is averaging 107 yards per contest, and Myles Gaskin leads the way with 193 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Washington is allowing 11 points and 267.7 yards per game. Azeem Victor leads the Huskies with 26 tackles, Kevin King has three interceptions and Budda Baker has three pass deflections. Budda Baker is questionable.
The Golden Bears are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 7-16 ATS in their last 23 conference games. The Huskies are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games in September and 20-9 ATS in their last 29 home games. The Golden Bears are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 meetings.
Washington has beat Cal outright in each of the last six straight meetings. It's also tough to win at Husky Stadium. However, this is a different Cal team that's led by one of the top quarterbacks in the country and an offense that can drop 50 points out of nowhere. While Washington and the points is tempting, I'm siding with Cal and the reasonable chalk.