Utah at Oregon State - 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 +9 -- Over/Under: 43.5 See the Latest Odds
The Utah Utes and Oregon State Beavers square off Saturday in a college football Pac-12 showdown at Reser Stadium.
The Utah Utes look to build on their solid 5-1 start and remain in the Pac-12 South race. The Utah Utes have won six of their last nine road games. Troy Williams is completing 58.3 percent of his passes for 1,504 yards, seven touchdowns and four interceptions. Williams has one or less touchdown passes in four of his last five games. Tim Patrick and Raelon Singleton have combined for 700 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Cory Butler-Byrd has 10 receptions. The Utah Utes ground game is averaging 180 yards per contest, and Armand Shyne leads the way with 373 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Utah is allowing 19 points and 349.5 yards per game. Sunia Tauteoli leads the Utah Utes with 39 tackles, Hunter Dimick has five sacks and Marcus Williams has three interceptions.
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The Oregon State Beavers look for back-to-back wins for the first time to get to a .500 record. The Oregon State Beavers have zero wins over a ranked team since their 2014 win over Arizona State. Darell Garretson is completing 54.8 percent of his passes for 593 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions. Garretson and Conor Blount have combined for five interceptions. Seth Collins and Victor Bolden Jr. have combined for 440 receiving yards and one touchdown while Ryan Nall has 13 receptions. The Oregon State Beavers ground game is averaging 206.2 yards per contest, and Nall leads the way with 432 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Oregon State is allowing 33.2 points and 431.8 yards per game. Caleb Saulo leads the Oregon State Beavers with 39 tackles, Bright Ugwoegbu has 2.5 sacks and Treston Decoud has two interceptions.
The Utes are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win. The Beavers are 4-14 ATS in their last 18 conference games and 7-17 ATS in their last 24 games overall. The Utes are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 meetings and the under is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings.
Usually the Utah Utes aren't getting respect from oddmakers and betters, and they're an easy back. However, Utah may be getting a little too much respect here. Oregon State plays decent ball at home and is coming off an impressive victory over Cal. Utah also continues to struggle offensively, which is why a lot of its games have come down to the wire recently. Oregon State has simply been tough at home all year and should be able to do just enough to make this a game.
Give me the Beavers and the points.