Oregon State Beavers vs. Utah Utes - 10/15/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah Utes (5-1) at Oregon State Beavers (2-3)
College Football: Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 4:00 pm (Reser Stadium)
The Line: Oregon State Beavers +10 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: PAC-12 Network
The Utah Utes will travel to play the Oregon State Beavers in a PAC-12 college football battle on Saturday.
The Oregon State Beavers are 2-3 (1-1) this season after beating Cal by a score of 47-44 in their last game. Oregon State was able to take advantage of the very bad Cal defense to get their first conference win of the season. The Oregon State offense is averaging 27.4 points per game with 206.2 rushing yards and 15.2 passing yards per game. Darrell Garretson is completing 54.8% of his passes for 593 yards, 3 touchdowns, and 3 interceptions for Oregon State. Ryan Nall has rushed for 432 yards and 6 touchdowns, while Artavis Pierce has rushed for 202 yards and 1 score for the Beavers. Seth Collins has caught 24 passes for 268 yards, while Victor Bolden has caught 19 passes for 172 yards and 1 touchdown for Oregon State. The Oregon State defense is giving up 33.2 points per game with 224.8 rushing yards and 207 passing yards per game. Caleb Saulo has led the Oregon State defense with 39 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, and 1 interception, while Bright Ugwoegbu has added 30 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, and 2.5 sacks. Garrett Owens has gone 8-10 on field goals, with a long of 45 yards.
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The Utah Utes are 5-1 (2-1) this season after beating Arizona by a score of 36-23 in their last game. Utah was able to force three turnovers in this game in order to get the double-digit victory. The Utah offense is averaging 28 points per game with 180 rushing yards and 254.7 passing yards per game. Troy Williams is completing 58.3% of his passes for 1504 yards, 7 touchdowns, and 4 interceptions for Utah. Armand Shyne has rushed for 373 yards and 4 touchdowns, while Zack Moss has rushed for 309 yards and 2 touchdowns for the Utes. Tim Patrick has caught 24 passes for 429 yards and 5 touchdowns, while Raelon Singleton has caught 17 passes for 271 yards and 1 touchdown for Utah. The Utah defense is giving up 19 points per game with 119 rushing yards and 230.5 passing yards per game. Sunia Tauteoli has led the Utes defense with 39 tackles, 1 sack, and 1 interception, while Hunter Dimick has added 26 tackles, 7 tackles for loss, and 5 sacks. Andy Phillips has gone 9-11 on field goals for Utah, with a long of 47 yards.
Utah is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS win and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 road games. The over is 6-1 in Utah’s last 7 road games. Oregon State is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games on turf and 4-14 ATS in their last 18 conference games. The over is 4-1 in Oregon State’s last 5 conference games. The under is 3-1-1 in these two teams last 5 meetings.
Oregon State played well in their last game and was able to come up with a possible season changing win. Utah has played well this season and has really thrived on their strong defense. Oregon State struggles at times on offense and was able to find success against Cal because of their poor defense. The Utah defense is much tougher and will be able to give the Beavers trouble. I like Utah here.