Washington State Cougars vs. Oregon Ducks - 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 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: PAC-12 Network
The Oregon Ducks will travel to play the Washington State Cougars in a PAC-12 game in week 5.
The Washington State Cougars are 1-2 this season after beating Idaho by a score of 56-6 in their last game. Washington State was able to handle Idaho in this game, outgaining them by over 250 yards. The Washington State offense is averaging 42 points per game with 121.7 rushing yards and 393 passing yards per game. Luke Falk is completing 74.1% of his passes for 1,124 yards, 11 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions for Washington State. James Williams has rushed for 140 yards and 1 touchdown, while Gerard Wicks has rushed for 101 yards and 2 touchdowns for the Cougars. Gabe Marks has caught 27 passes for 242 yards and 4 touchdowns, while Tavares Martin Jr. has caught 19 passes for 212 yards and 1 touchdown for Washington State. The Washington State defense is giving up 27.3 points per game with 103 rushing yards and 324.7 passing yards per game. Peyton Pelluer has led the Cougars defense with 23 tackles and 2.5 tackles for loss, while Shalom Luani has 7 tackles and 2 interceptions. Erik Powell has gone 0-3 on field goals this season for Washington State. Washington State has struggled this season and really needs to turn it around in hopes of competing in the PAC-12.
USA TODAY Sports
The Oregon Ducks are 2-2 (0-1) this season after losing to Colorado by a score of 41-38. Oregon had a lead in the fourth quarter before their defense let them down once again. The Oregon offense is averaging 32.5 points per game with 192.5 rushing yards and 257.8 passing yards per game. Dakota Prukop is completing 66.7% of his passes for 1041 yards, 8 touchdowns, and 1 interception for Oregon. Royce Freeman has rushed for 325 yards and 4 touchdowns, while Tony Brooks-James has rushed for 230 yards and 6 touchdowns for the Ducks. Darren Carrington III has caught 19 passes for 280 yards and 3 touchdowns, while Charles Nelson has caught 18 passes for 202 yards for Oregon. The Oregon defense is giving up 32.5 points per game with 192.5 rushing yards and 257.8 passing yards per game. Troy Dye has led the Oregon defense with 27 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, 2 sacks, and 1 interception, while Brenden Schooler has 17 tackles and 2 interceptions. Aidan Schneider has gone 3-3 on field goals for Oregon, with a long of 41 yards. Oregon did not look very good in their last game, losing to a Colorado team that was using their backup quarterback.
Oregon is 22-5-1 ATS in their last 28 road games and 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The over is 4-0 in Oregon’s last 4 conference games. Washington State is 8-1 ATS in their last 9 conference games and 11-2 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The under is 5-1 in Washington State’s last 6 home games. The over is 4-1 in these two teams last 5 meetings.
Oregon let one get away in their last game and it will be interesting to see if they are able to bounce back in this game. Washington State has struggled this season and could really use a win in this game to get back on track. Oregon will have to get better on defense against a very pass heavy Washington State offense. I like Oregon to bounce back in this game.