Washington at USC - 10/8/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Huskies (2-2) at Southern Cal Trojans (3-1)
College Football: Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum)
The Line: Southern Cal Trojans -17 -- Over/Under: 56 See the Latest Odds
The Washington Huskies and USC Trojans square off Thursday night at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
The Washington Huskies could use a big road victory to get a game above a .500 record. Jake Browning is completing 64.4 percent of his passes for 996 yards, five touchdowns and four interceptions. Browning has thrown three picks in his last two games. Dwayne Washington and Joshua Perkins have combined for 390 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Jaydon Mickens has 13 receptions. The Washington Huskies ground game is averaging 107 yards per contest, and Myles Gaskin leads the way with 209 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Washington is allowing 15.8 points and 321 yards per game. Azeem Victor leads the Longhorns with 38 tackles, Cory Littleton has two sacks and Kevin King has three interceptions. Budda Baker is questionable.
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The USC Trojans look for a big win to improve to a fast 4-1 start on the season. Cody Kessler is completing 73 percent of his passes for 1,297 yards, 15 touchdowns and one interception. Kessler has three or more touchdown passes in six straight games. JuJu Smith-Schuster and Adoree' Jackson have combined for 730 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Steven Mitchell Jr. has 13 receptions. The USC Trojans ground game is averaging 175 yards per contest, and Ronald Jones II leads the way with 242 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, USC is allowing 17.5 points and 410 yards per game. Cameron Smith leads the Trojans with 30 tackles, Su'a Cravens has two sacks and Iman Marshall has two pass deflections. Claude Pelon and Khaliel Rodgers are questionable while Darreus Rogers is doubtful.
The Huskies are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 16-41-2 ATS in their last 59 games in October. The Trojans are 15-7 ATS in their last 22 games following a bye week and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win. The Huskies are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 meetings in Southern California and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 meetings overall.
This line is alittle rude to the Washington Huskies. While Washington does have two losses already, they came by a combined nine points to Boise State and Cal, two respectable teams. The Huskies are pretty solid on the defensive end and have some playmakers on offense as well. While USC shoul win this game, I expect Washington to keep it close like it has all season. This is just too many points to lay here.