Washington State Cougars (4-2) vs. Oregon State Beavers (4-2)
October 15, 2022 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: Oregon State Beavers -3 / Washington State Cougars +3 ; Over/Under: -
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The Oregon State Beavers and Washington State Cougars clash Saturday in week 7 PAC-12 college football action from Reser Stadium. Washington State just played a game versus USC. In that matchup the Cougars lost by 16 points. As for Oregon State, they met Stanford in their last outing. The Beavers would go on to eke out a win. Check back all season long for free college football picks at Sports Chat Place.
Washington State opened the season with three straight wins. The Cougars took out Idaho 24-17, Wisconsin 17-14 and Colorado State 38-7. After a loss to Oregon 44-41, Washington State bounced back with a 28-9 win over California.
In the USC game, the Cougars were within three points at halftime. Washington State couldn’t score after the break however and ended up losing 30-14. Quarterback Cameron Ward finished with 172 yards and two touchdowns, while Jaylen Jenkins put up 130 yards off 13 carries.
Over on the Oregon State side, they also posted three straight wins to open the season. The Beavers beat Boise State 34-17, Fresno State 35-32 and Montana State 68-28. Next came losses to USC 17-14 and Utah 42-16.
Matched up against Stanford, Oregon State trailed 17-7 at the break. The Beavers outscored the Cardinal 18-3 in the final quarter to snag a 28-27 win, however. QB Ben Gulbranson notched 250 yards with two scores, and Damien Martinez added 83 rush yards and a score off three carries.
PICK: I’m probably staying with Washington State. The Cougars had a decent first half against a very good USC team in their last outing, but eventually fell apart. Washington State would finish with an ugly 4-of-13 run on third-down tries and a whopping 11 penalties in the loss. This should be a much more comparable matchup, and I like the Cougars to score better here.
As for Oregon State, they get credit for posting a gutsy comeback win over Stanford but they didn’t do themselves any favors. The Beavers had nine penalties and went 4-of-13 on third downs. They may fare better here but I think the outcome will be different.