Washington State Cougars (2-7) at Oregon State Beavers (4-4)
|Date & Time||Saturday November 8, 2014, 4:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Oregon State Beavers -9.5 -- Over/Under:
The Oregon State Beavers and the Washington State Cougars face off on Saturday in Corvallis in a Week 10 Pac-12 college football matchup.
The Oregon State Beavers have lost three games in a row and four of their last five and they still need two more wins to become bowl eligible. Oregon State has been home two of the last three weeks but that hasn’t helped them. The OSU Offense is averaging 26.1 points and 380.6 yards per game and they are led by QN Sean Mannion who has had a disappointing year completing 62.2 percent of his passes with nine touchdowns and six interceptions. Terron Ward Leads the Beavers rushing attack with 499 yards and seven touchdowns and Storm Woods has rushed for 466 yards and three touchdowns and Victor Bolden leads the Oregon State receivers with 41 catches and a touchdown. The Oregon State defense allows 28.6 points and 369.5 yards per game forcing 14 turnovers. TY Zimmerman has 56 tackles and two interceptions, Michael Doctor has 51 tackles, and Dylan Wynn has 6.0 tackles for a loss. Oregon State is coming off of a home loss to Cal last week.
The Washington State Cougars have lost four games in a row but more devastating than that is that they lost QB Connor Halliday for the season with a broken ankle. It has been a disappointing season for Wazzu who with two wins thus far won’t be going to a bowl game. The Washington State offense is averaging 33.2 points and 525.6 yards per game will look for answers fro QB Luke Falk who has completed 67.8percent of his passes with three touchdowns and an interception. Jamal Morrow has rushed for 263 yards to lead the Cougars and Vince Mayle is the Cougars leading receiver with 80 receptions and eight touchdowns. The Washington State defense allows 38.7 points and 453.8 yards creating just seven turnovers. Daquawn Brown has 64 tackles, Darryl Monroe has 62 tackles, and Jeremiah Allison has 57 tackles. Washington State will look to rally for their final games this season to have something to build on for next year.
Oregon State is 11-5 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the spread, 1-4 against the spread in their last five Pac-12 games, and 13-3 against the spread following a double-digit home loss. Washington State is 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 road games, 2-5 against the spread following a loss, and 0-4 against the spread in their last four games. Washington State is 3-11 against the spread in their last 14 meetings with Oregon State.
It is just tough to take the Cougars these days and while I don’t love this one it is a lean to Oregon State.