Miami Hurricanes (8-4) at Washington State Cougars (8-4)
|Date & Time||Saturday December 26, 2015, 2:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Washington State Cougars -1.5 -- Over/Under: 61
The Miami Hurricanes will play the Washington State Cougars in the Hyundai Sun Bowl Game.
The Washington State Cougars were 8-4 this season and finished third in the Pac-12 North standings. The Washington State offense is averaging 32.4 points per game with 397 passing yards per game and 79.9 rushing yards per game. Luke Falk is the Washington State quarterback who is completing 70.7% of his passes for 4266 yards, 36 touchdowns, and 8 interceptions. Falk is probable for this game after suffering from a head injury. Gerard Wicks has 599 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns for Washington State. Gabe Marks has 1125 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns, while Dom Williams has 997 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns for Washington State. Gabe Marks is questionable for this game with an injury. The Washington State defense is giving up 28.8 points per game with 223.4 passing yards per game and 199.8 rushing yards per game. Peyton Pelluer has 98 tackles, Darry Paulo has 6 sacks, and Shalom Luani has 3 interceptions for Washington State. Washington State is -3 in turnover margin this season.
The Miami Hurricanes were 8-4 this season and finished third in the ACC Coastal Division standings. The Miami offense is averaging 31.5 points per game with 281.9 passing yards per game and 119.5 rushing yards per game. Brad Kaaya is the Miami quarterback who is completing 61.7% of his passes for 3019 yards, 15 touchdowns, and 4 interceptions. Joseph Yearby has 939 rushing yards and 6 touchdowns, while Mark Walton has 438 rushing yards and 8 touchdowns for Miami. Stacy Coley has 645 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns, while Rashawn Scott has 620 receiving yards and 5 touchdowns for Miami. The Miami defense is giving up 28.8 points per game with 210.5 rushing yards per game and 196.3 passing yards per game. Jermaine Grace has 76 tackles, Al-Quadin Muhammad has 5 sacks, and Artie Burns has 6 interceptions for Miami. Miami is +13 in turnover margin this season.
Miami finished the season winning 4 of their last 5 games, and are looking for their 9th win of the season in this game. Miami gave up a lot of points to spread offense teams this season, which isn’t good for them because Washington State has the best passing attack in the nation. Washington State has had a very good year and ended the season winning 3 of their last 4 games. With Luke Falk at quarterback, this is a very dangerous team. The Washington State defense leaves a little bit to be desired, but their offense more than makes up for it. I am picking Washington State in this one.