Oregon State Beavers (2-8) at Washington Huskies (7-3)
College Football: Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 2:33 pm (Husky Stadium)
The Line: Washington Huskies -32 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Oregon State Beavers and the 25th ranked Washington Huskies this Saturday afternoon in week 12 Pac-12 College Football action.
The Oregon State Beavers lost their 2nd straight game and dropped to 2-8 (1-6 Pac-12) on the season after being defeated by the Stanford Cardinal, 48-17, this past Saturday. Oregon State once again struggled on the defensive side of the ball and couldn’t fight back after Stanford went into halftime with a 34-17 lead. Oregon State was outgained by Stanford by a 596-404 margin and forced just 1 turnover in the loss. Leading the way for the Beavers was WR Trevon Bradford who had 120 receiving yards and a TD on 5 receptions.
On the season, Oregon State is averaging 27.5 ppg on 415.8 total yards per game (247.9 passing yds/g; 146.9 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Oregon State has been led by the RB duo of Jermar Jefferson (19.0 att/g; 120.1 yds/g; 12 TD) & Artavis Pierce (7.0 att/g; 56.6 yds/g; 4 TD). QB Jake Luton has completed 65.2% of his passes for 7 TD & 2 INT while averaging 198.0 passing yds/g. The top receivers for Luton and the Beavers have been Isaiah Hodgins (5.3 rec/g; 77.6 yds/g; 4 TD), Timmy Hernandez (4.8 rec/g; 52.9 yds/g; TD), and Trevon Bradford (5.2 rec/g; 57.3 yds/g; 6 TD).
Defensively, Oregon State is allowing their opponents to average 45.1 ppg on 542.8 total yards per game (271.3 passing yds/g; 271.5 rushing yds/g).
The 25th ranked Washington Huskies improved to 7-3 (5-2 Pac-12) on the season after defeating the Stanford Cardinal, 27-23, on November 3rd. Washington raced out to a 21-0 after a 6-yd TD run by Myles Gaskin early in the 2nd quarter and was able to hang on late after a 38-yd FG by Peyton Henry gave the Huskies a 27-17 lead with 5:09 left in regulation. Washington was outgained by Stanford by a 424-371 margin however, won the turnover battle by a 3-0 margin. Leading the way for the Huskies was Myles Gaskin who had 148 rushing yards and a TD on 28 carries.
On the season, Washington is averaging 26.6 ppg on 406.5 total yards per game (237.8 passing yds/g; 168.7 rushing yds/g). Offensively, the Huskies have been led by the RB duo of Myles Gaskin (20.9 att/g; 96.4 yds/g; 6 TD) & Salvon Ahmed (7.3 att/g; 41.3 yds/g; 5 TD). QB Jake Browning has completed 63.6% of his passes for 13 TD & 8 INT while averaging 224.3 passing yds/g. The top receivers for Browning and the Huskies have been Aaron Fuller (4.8 rec/g; 73.7 yds/g; 3 TD) & Ty Jones (2.6 rec/g; 43.7 yds/g; 6 TD).
Defensively, Washington is holding their opponents to an average of 16.0 ppg on 313.5 total yards per game (198.2 passing yds/g; 124.3 rushing yds/g).
The Beavers are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 road games and just 1-10 ATS in their last 11 conference games. The Huskies are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games following a bye week however, are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
Oregon State has been able to put up some solid offensive numbers this season, especially in the running game, however, it’s still been a tough season for the Beavers as you just can’t pick up many victories when your defense is ranked next to last in CFB in scoring defense. Washington has had a disappointing season after coming into this season with hopes of being in the CFB Playoffs, however, they still do have something to play for as they are still in contention for a Pac-12 Championship with a big game agianst Washington State next weekend. Washington’s 25th ranked rushing defense should give Oregon State some trouble on the offensive end and as I think Browning & Gaskin have big days on the offensive end, I’m taking Washington to cover this large home spread.