Washington Huskies (7-0) at Utah Utes (7-1)
College Football: Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 3:30 pm (Rice-Eccles Stadium)
The Line: Utah Utes +10 -- Over/Under: 53.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Washington Huskies and Utah Utes square off in a crucial Pac-12 college football game Saturday afternoon at Rice-Eccles Stadium.
The Washington Huskies hope to win their 11th straight game and remain in the college football playoff conversation. The Washington Huskies have three wins over ranked teams since last season. Jake Browning is completing 68.6 percent of his passes for 1,709 yards, 26 touchdowns and two interceptions. Browning has two or more touchdown passes in seven straight games. John Ross and Dante Pettis have combined for 789 receiving yards and 17 touchdowns while Chico McClatcher has 16 receptions. The Washington Huskies ground game is averaging 227.5 yards per contest, and Myles Gaskin leads the way with 727 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Washington is allowing 14.6 points and 318.6 yards per game. Azeem Victor leads the Washington Huskies with 48 tackles, Joe Mathis has five sacks and Austin Joyner has one interception.
The Utah Utes look to remain unbeaten at home and build on their Pac-12 South lead. The Utah Utes have two wins over ranked teams since last season. Troy Williams is completing 55.9 percent of his passes for 1,725 yards, seven touchdowns and five interceptions. Williams has just one touchdown pass in his last four games. Tim Patrick and Raelon Singleton have combined for 736 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Cory Butler-Byrd has 17 receptions. The Utah Utes ground game is averaging 214.3 yards per contest, and Joe Williams leads the way with 586 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Utah is allowing 21.6 points and 363 yards per game. Chase Hansen leads the Utah Utes with 49 tackles, Hunter Dimick has six sacks and Brian Allen has four interceptions.
The Huskies are 19-44-2 ATS in their last 65 games in October and 4-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The Utes are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a winning road record. The under is 9-4 in Utes last 13 home games.
This is a lot of points to give a well coached Utah team that's not only great defensively but also physical offensively. There's not a running back hotter in the country right now than Joe Williams, and you can ask UCLA about him. Utah will have chances to win this game outright if its secondary can hold up against Browining. Regardless, the Utah Utes and the points is a strong pick here. Washington is good and all, but this is some strong kool-aid the oddmakers have been drinking.