Oregon State Beavers vs. Boise State Broncos - 9/24/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boise State Broncos (2-0) at Oregon State Beavers (1-1)
College Football: Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 3:30 pm (Reser Stadium)
The Line: Oregon State Beavers +13 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Fox Sports 1
The Boise State Broncos will travel to play the Oregon State Beavers in a non-conference battle in week 4.
The Oregon State Beavers are 1-1 this season after beating Idaho State by a score of 37-7. Oregon State was able to handle this game from the start and cruise to the victory. The Oregon State offense is averaging 30 points per game with 167.5 rushing yards and 200 passing yards per game. Darell Garretson is completing 57.1% of his passes for 400 yards, 3 touchdowns, and 1 interception for Oregon State. Victor Bolden has 111 rushing yards and 1 touchdown, while Ryan Nall has added 110 rushing yards and 1 touchdown for the Beavers. Ryan Nall has caught 10 passes for 76 yards, while Victor Bolden has caught 7 passes for 88 yards and 1 touchdown for Oregon State. The Oregon State defense is giving up 18.5 points per game with 143 rushing yards and 178.5 passing yards per game. Manase Hungalu has led the Oregon State defense with 14 tackles and 1 pass breakup, while Treston Decoud has added 11 tackles and 2 interceptions. Garrett Owens has gone 3-4 on field goals this season for Oregon State, with a long of 45 yards.
USA TODAY Sports
The Boise State Broncos are 2-0 this season after beating Washington State by a score of 31-28 in week 2. Boise State jumped out to an early lead and was able to hang on in the fourth quarter for the win. The Boise State offense is averaging 38 points per game with 139.5 rushing yards per game and 362.5 passing yards per game. Brett Rypien is completing 60.3% of his passes for 646 yards, 3 touchdowns, and 3 interceptions for Boise State. Jeremy McNichols has rushed for 164 yards and 4 touchdowns, while Alex Mattison has rushed for 64 yards and 1 touchdown for the Broncos. Thomas Sperbeck has caught 13 passes for 263 yards and 2 touchdowns, while Cedrick Wilson has caught 10 passes for 198 yards and 1 touchdown for Boise State. The Boise State defense is giving up 19 points per game with 60.5 rushing yards per game and 333 passing yards per game. Tanner Vallejo leads the Boise State defense with 23 tackles and 2 tackles for loss, while Sam McCaskill has added 10 tackles, 3 tackles for loss, and 2 sacks. Tyler Rausa has gone 2-3 on field goals for Boise State, with a long of 31 yards.
The Boise State Broncos are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games and 1-5 ATS in their 6 games against the PAC-12. The under is 4-1 in Boise State’s last 5 games against the PAC-12. The Oregon State Beavers are 5-17 ATS in their last 22 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 September games. The under is 5-1 in Oregon State’s last 6 non-conference games. The home team is 3-1-1 ATS in these two teams last 5 meetings.
Boise State comes into this game as two touchdown favorites against a very average Oregon State team. There is a lot of hype around this Boise State team, which has started on fire on the offensive side of the ball. Oregon State isn’t very explosive on offense and I like the Boise State defense to give the Beavers all sorts of troubles. I like Boise State here.