Washington State at California - 10/3/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington State Cougars (2-1) at California Golden Bears (4-0)
College Football: Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 4:00 pm (California Memorial Stadium)
The Line: California Golden Bears -19 -- Over/Under: 71 See the Latest Odds
TV: PAC-12 Network
The Washington State Cougars and California Golden Bears square off Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
The Washington State Cougars look to get a big road victory and improve to a three-game winning streak. Luke Falk is completing 73 percent of his passes for 1,070 yards, eight touchdowns and one interception. Falk is currently first in the Pac-12 in completion percentage. Gabe Marks and River Cracraft have combined for 503 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Dom Williams has 13 receptions. The Washington State Cougars ground game is averaging 86.6 yards per contest, and Gerard Wicks leads the way with 135 yards on 29 carries. Defensively, WSU is allowing 24 points and 368.3 yards per game. Jeremiah Allison leads the Cougars with 29 tackles, Ivan McLennan has three sacks and Taylor Taliulu has two pass deflections.
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The California Golden Bears look for another Pac-12 victory and improve to 5-0 on the year. Jared Goff is completing 69.2 percent of his passes for 1,240 yards, 11 touchdowns and three interceptions. Goff has two or more touchdown passes in five straight games. Kenny Lawler and Trevor Davis have combined for 516 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Bryce Treggs has 13 receptions. The California Golden Bears ground game is averaging 192 yards per contest, and Khalfani Muhammad leads the way with 309 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Cal is allowing 22.3 points and 382.8 yards per game. Damariay Drew leads the Golden Bears with 20 tackles, Cameron Walker has two sacks and Darius White has two interceptions. Mustafa Jalil, DeVante Wilson and Griffin Piatt are questionable.
The Cougars are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 road games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games in October. The Golden Bears are 4-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 6-17 ATS in their last 23 home games. The Cougars are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 meetings in California.
Cal has one of the best quarterbacks in the entire country and Washington State does nothing but throw the football. This game should take closer to five hours to finish and there should be a ton of points scored. After all, 119 points were scored in last year's meeting.
I'm siding with the over and leaving the smelly spread alone.