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Washington Huskies vs. USC Trojans - 11/12/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

USC Trojans (6-3) at Washington Huskies (9-0)
Date & Time Saturday November 12, 2016, 7:30 PM (EST)
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The Line: Washington Huskies -8 -- Over/Under:
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CFB | USC Trojans (6-3) at Washington Huskies (9-0)

The USC Trojans will travel to play the Washington Huskies in a PAC-12 college football game on Saturday.

The Washington Huskies are 9-0 (6-0) this season after beating Cal by a score of 66-27 in their last game. Washington dominated this game as they gained over 700 total yards. The Washington offense is averaging 46.1 points per game with 224 rushing yards and 249.9 passing yards per game. Jake Browning is completing 67.7% of his passes for 1895 yards, 28 touchdowns, and 3 interceptions for Washington. Myles Gaskin has rushed for 878 yards and 7 touchdowns, while Lavon Coleman has added 492 rushing yards and 2 scores for the Huskies. John Ross has caught 38 passes for 534 yards and 11 touchdowns, while Dante Pettis has caught 29 passes for 470 yards and 8 touchdowns for Washington. The Washington defense is giving up 15.8 points per game with 153.9 rushing yards and 171.9 passing yards per game. Azeem Victor has led the Huskies defense with 64 tackles and 3 tackles for loss, while Vita Vea has added 26 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, and 3.5 sacks. Cameron Van Winkle has gone 7-10 on field goals, with a long of 45 yards.

The USC Trojans are 6-3 (5-2) this season after beating Oregon by a score of 45-20 in their last game. USC has won 5 games in a row and has been able to turn their season around after starting the season very slow. The USC offense is averaging 32 points per game with 211.9 rushing yards and 264.6 passing yards per game. Sam Darnold is completing 67.9% of his passes for 1874 yards, 20 touchdowns, and 4 interceptions for USC. Ronald Jones has rushed for 679 yards and 7 touchdowns, while Justin Davis has rushed for 476 yards and 2 scores for the Trojans. JuJu Smith-Schuster has caught 48 passes for 641 yards and 8 touchdowns, while Darreus Rogers has added 38 catches for 487 yards and 2 touchdowns for USC. The USC defense is giving up 23.6 points per game with 153.1 rushing yards and 220 passing yards per game. Cameron Smith has led the USC defense with 63 tackles, 6 tackles for loss, and 1 sack, while Adoree Jackson has added 42 tackles and 2 interceptions. Matt Boermeester has gone 10-15 on field goals, with a long of 49 yards.

USC is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 conference games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games on turf. The under is 5-0 in USC’s last 5 games. Washington is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 November games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games on turf. The over is 8-0 in Washington’s last 8 conference games. The under is 6-1-1 in these two teams last 8 meetings.

Washington is looking like one of the best teams in the country and has the offense and defense to contend for a national title. USC has played better than they did to start the season, but will be on the road for this game. The Washington offense is very powerful and the defense is only giving up 15.8 points per game. Washington is simply the better team here and I like them to run away late with this one. 

Washington Huskies -8

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