WSU Cougars at Nevada Wolf Pack 9/5/14 College Football Pick, Odds, Prediction
Nevada Wolf Pack (1-0) vs. Washington State Cougars (0-1)
College Football: Friday, September 5, 2014 at 10:30 pm (Mackay Stadium)
The Line: Nevada Wolf Pack +3 -- Over/Under: 64 See the Latest Odds
The Washington State Cougars and the Nevada Wolf Pack face off on Friday in Reno in week two college football action.
The Washington State Cougars got into an offensive shootout in week one against Rutgers and would up on the wrong side of the scoreboard. WSU ad 538 yards of offense and scored 38 points but it wasn’t enough to get it done at home. Connor Halliday threw for 532 yards and five touchdowns while getting sacked three times but Jamal Morrow’s 17 yards rushing was all the ground game could muster. The Washington State receivers all had big days led by Vince Mayle’s 12 catches and a touchdown, River Cracraft’s eight receptions and a touchdown, and Isiah Myers’ two touchdown catches. The Wazzu defense just had no answers as they allowed 496 yards and 41 points. Mitchell Peterson had the best day of the Wazzu defenders with 16 tackles, 12 of them solo, Darryl Monroe had seven tackles, and Xavier Cooper had 1.5 tackles for a loss. Washington State can clearly move the football but the question is if they can stop anyone from moving it on them.
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The Nevada Wolf Pack opened the season against FCS Southern Utah and looked less than impressive but getting the win. Nevada racked up 547 total yards but only had 28 points to show for it. Cody Fajardo is back at QB running the Pistol and he three for 303 yards and a touchdown while being sacked three times and he rushed for another touchdown ad 68 yards. Jerico Richardon had a huge day in the opener catching 13 passes for 177 yards and Richy Turner had nine receptions. The Nevada defense allowed 380 yards including 224 through the air as Jonathan McNeal had 10 tackles, Mathew Lyons had eight tackles, and Ian Seau had 1.5 tackles for a loss, half of a sack, and he broke up two passes. Nevada will be facing a much tougher opponent in this spot even though they get Wazzu at home.
Washington State is 6-1 against the spread in their last seven road games, 10-4 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 5-2 against the spread following a loss. Nevada is 6-14-1 against the spread in their last 21 non-conference games, 6-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the spread, and 2-6 against the spread against a team with a losing record.
The total is set at 65 and as high as that seems I still like the over as both of these teams can move the ball and score in a hurry. My stronger play is on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area and on the app.
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