Washington State Cougars vs. Idaho Vandals - 9/17/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Idaho Vandals (1-1) at Washington State Cougars (0-2)
College Football: Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 2:00 pm (Martin Stadium)
The Line: Washington State Cougars -26 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: PAC-12 Network
The Idaho Vandals will travel to play the Washington State Cougars in a non-conference game in week 3.
The Washington State Cougars are 0-2 this season after losing to Boise State by a score of 31-28 in week 2. Washington State fell behind early, but came back with a fierce rally in the second half before coming up just short. The Washington State offense is averaging 35 points per game with 68.5 rushing yards and 449 passing yards per game. Luke Falk is completing 78.7% of his passes for 898 yards, 8 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions for Washington State. Jamal Morrow has rushed for 67 yards and 1 touchdown, while Gerard Wicks has rushed for 61 yards and 1 touchdown for the Cougars. Gabe Marks has caught 20 passes for 183 yards and 3 touchdowns, while Tavares Martin Jr. has caught 16 passes for 192 yards and 1 touchdown for Washington State. The Washington State defense is giving up 38 points per game with 115.5 rushing yards and 397.5 passing yards per game. Peyton Pelluer leads the Cougar defense with 16 tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss, while Shalom Luani has added 4 tackles and 2 interceptions. Erik Powell is 0-2 on field goals this season for Washington State, missing from 38 and 39 yards.
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The Idaho Vandals are 1-1 this season after losing to Washington by a score of 59-14 in week 2. Idaho was outmatched in this game and was down 35 points at the half. The Idaho offense is averaging 17 points per game with 164.5 rushing yards and 173 passing yards per game. Matt Linehan has thrown for 315 yards, 1 touchdown, and 1 interception this season for Idaho. Aaron Duckworth has rushed for 138 yards and 2 touchdowns for the Vandals. Deon Watson has caught 5 passes for 108 yards, while Trent Cowan has caught 5 passes for 62 yards for Idaho. The Idaho defense is giving up 38 points per game with 115.5 rushing yards and 275.5 passing yards per game. Kaden Elliss leads the Idaho defense with 15 tackles and 1 forced fumble, while Tony Lashley has added 15 tackles, 3 tackles for loss, and 1 sack. Austin Rehkow is 1-2 on field goals for Idaho, with a long of 44 yards.
Idaho is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against a team with a losing record and 1-8 ATS in their last 9 September games. The over is 6-1 in Idaho’s last 7 games. Washington State is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 10-2 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The under is 8-2 in Washington State’s last 10 home games.
Washington State will try to get in win column this week, while Idaho is looking to rebuild after a blowout loss to a very good Washington team last week. Washington State is vulnerable on defense against the pass, but I don’t expect Idaho to give them much trouble. Washington State has been able to pass the ball very well this season and I like them to win here.