Oregon at Washington State - 10/1/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oregon Ducks (2-2) at Washington State Cougars (1-2)
College Football: Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 3:33 pm (Martin Stadium)
The Line: Washington State Cougars +1.5 -- Over/Under: 76 See the Latest Odds
The Oregon Ducks and Washington State Cougars square off late Saturday night in a key Pac-12 showdown at Martin Stadium.
The Oregon Ducks look to avoid three straight games for the first time since the 2007 season. Dakota Prukop is completing 66.7 percent of his passes for 1,041 yards, eight touchdowns and one interception. Prukop has moved the chains 42 times through the air this season. Darren Carrington II and Charles Nelson have combined for 482 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Dwayne Stanford has 10 receptions. The Oregon Ducks ground game is averaging 275.7 yards per contest, and Royce Freeman leads the way with 325 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Oregon is allowing 32.5 points and 450.3 yards per game. Troy Dye leads the Ducks with 27 tackles, Jalen Jelks has two sacks and Brenden Schooler has two interceptions.
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The Washington State Cougars hope to earn back-to-back victories to get back to a .500 record. Luke Falk is completing 74.1 percent of his passes for 1,124 yards, 11 touchdowns and two interceptions. Falk has two or more touchdown passes in 15 of his last 16 games. Gabe Marks and Tavares Martin Jr. have combined for 454 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Kyle Sweet has nine receptions. The Washington State Cougars ground game is averaging 121.6 yards per contest, and James Williams leads the way with 140 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, WSU is allowing 27.3 points and 427.7 yards per game. Peyton Pelluer leads the Cougars with 23 tackles, Robert Barber has one sack and Shalom Luani has two interceptions.
The Ducks are 22-5-1 ATS in their last 28 road games and 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Cougars are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 11-2 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Ducks are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 meetings in Washington State and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 meetings overall.
The Oregon Ducks are a complete mess right now and their defense is doing nothing to get off the field. Washington State can move the ball with any team in the Pac-12 and Falk has done agreat job of taking care of the ball so far this season. The wrong team is favored here given the way Oregon has played so far this season. I have to roll with WSU beating Oregon for the second straight season.
Give me the Cougars.