Washington State Cougars vs. Arizona Wildcats - 11/5/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Wildcats (2-6) at Washington State Cougars (6-2)
College Football: Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 4:00 pm (Martin Stadium)
The Line: Washington State Cougars -16.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: PAC-12 Network
The Arizona Wildcats will travel to play the Washington State Cougars in a Pac-12 College Football Game on Saturday.
The Washington State Cougars are 6-2 (5-0) this season after beating Oregon State by a score of 35-31 in their last game. Washington State trailed 24-6 at halftime of this game, but was able to come back with a 22 point third quarter to win the game. The Washington State offense is averaging 39.8 points per game with 115.8 rushing yards and 372.6 passing yards per game. Luke Falk is completing 72.6% of his passes for 2926 yards, 24 touchdowns, and 5 interceptions for Washington State. Jamal Morrow has rushed for 388 yards and 4 touchdowns, while Gerard Wicks has rushed for 231 yards and 8 touchdowns for the Cougars. Gabe Marks has caught 56 passes for 554 yards and 9 touchdowns, while River Cracraft has caught 42 passes for 524 yards and 1 score for Washington State. The Washington State defense is giving up 26.9 points per game with 113.9 rushing yards and 270.4 passing yards per game. Peyton Pelluer has led the Cougars defense with 49 tackles, 5 tackles for loss, and 1 sack, while Shalom Luani has added 34 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, 1 sack, and 2 interceptions. Erik Powell has gone 3-8 on field goals, with a long of 36 yards.
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The Arizona Wildcats are 2-6 (0-5) this season after losing to Stanford by a score of 34-10 in their last game. Arizona has lost 5 games in a row and is sitting in last place of the PAC-12 South standings. The Arizona offense is averaging 24.1 points per game with 216.5 rushing yards and 198.6 passing yards per game. Brandon Dawkins is completing 55.6% of his passes for 1057 yards, 6 touchdowns, and 4 interceptions for Arizona. Dawkins has rushed for 549 yards and 8 touchdowns, while Nick Wilson has added 320 yards and 3 touchdowns for Arizona. Shun Brown has caught 22 passes for 374 yards and 3 touchdowns, while Trey Griffey has caught 19 balls for 360 yards and 2 scores for the Wildcats. The Arizona defense is giving up 33.1 points per game with 210.6 rushing yards and 247.2 passing yards per game. Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles has led the Wildcats defense with 51 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, and 2 interceptions, while Paul Magloire Jr. has added 43 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, and 2.5 sacks. Josh Pollack has gone 7-9 on field goals, with a long of 46 yards.
Arizona is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 November games. The over is 4-1 in Arizona’s last 5 road games. Washington State is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 home games and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 conference games. The over is 5-1 in Washington State’s last 6 conference games. The underdog is 11-3 ATS in these two teams last 14 meetings.
Washington State has completely turned their season around and avoided a bad loss in last week’s game. Arizona remains winless in conference play and needs to win out in order to go to a bowl game. Washington State has a good passing attack behind Luke Falk and should be able to move the ball against the below average Arizona defense. This Arizona team looked bad last week and may have given up on the season already. I like Washington State at home.