Oregon Ducks (2-1) vs. Washington State Cougars (3-0)
September 24, 2022 4:00 pm EDT
The Line: Washington State Cougars +6 / Oregon Ducks -6; Over/Under: 50.5
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The Washington State Cougars and Oregon Ducks clash Saturday night in week 4 PAC-12 college football action at Martin Stadium. The Oregon Ducks look for another win to improve to 3-1 on the year. The Washington State Cougars look for their first 4-0 start since the 2017 season.
The Oregon Ducks have won 4 of their last 6 road games. Bo Nix is completing 70.5 percent of his passes for 672 yards, 7 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. Troy Franklin and Terrance Ferguson have combined for 298 receiving yards and 5 touchdowns, while Dont’e Thornton has 6 receptions. The Oregon Ducks ground game is averaging 205 yards per contest, and Mar’Keise Irving leads the way with 184 yards and 1 touchdown. Defensively, Oregon is allowing 27.7 points and 374.7 yards per game. Jamal Hill leads the Oregon Ducks with 15 tackles, Keith Brown has 1 sack and Trikweze Bridges has 1 interception.
The Washington State Cougars have won 6 of their last 8 home games. Cameron Ward is completing 65 percent of his passes for 727 yards, 8 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. Donovan Ollie and De’Zhaun Stribling have combined for 319 receiving yards and 5 touchdowns, while Lincoln Victor has 9 receptions. The Washington State Cougars ground game is averaging 115.3 yards per contest, and Nakia Watson leads the way with 224 yards and 1 touchdown. Defensively, Washington State is allowing 12.7 points and 308 yards per game. Daiyan Henley leads Washington State with 30 tackles, Brennan Jackson has 2 sacks and Chau Smith-Wade has 1 interception.
The Ducks are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games on fieldturf. The Cougars are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The under is 9-2 in Ducks last 11 road games. The under is 4-0 in Cougars last 4 games overall. The Ducks are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 meetings in Washington State and 2-10 ATS in their last 12 meetings.
The Oregon Ducks are getting the benefit of the doubt here because of their reputation and their win last week as many back on the bandwagon. However, there is a possible letdown factor after beating up on BYU and getting people back on its side. Also, let’s not overlook Washington State and its start, as it did go into Wisconsin and beat the Badgers. The Washington State Cougars have a ways to go offensively, but this is a top-20 scoring defense that’s good at stopping the run and has produced 14 sacks. It may not be pretty, but the Cougars have the ability to stay in this game. Give me the free touchdown.