Washington State Cougars (8-3) at Washington Huskies (5-6)
|Date & Time||Friday November 27, 2015, 3:30 PM (EST)|
The Line: Washington Huskies -- Over/Under:
The Washington State Cougars will travel to play the Washington Huskies in a Pac-12 rivalry game on Friday.
The Washington Huskies are 5-6 and are coming off of a win against Oregon State by a score of 52-7. This game was a blowout from the beginning and Washington was able to coast in the second half for the victory. The Washington offense is averaging 28 points per game with 383.4 yards per game. Quarterback Jake Browning leads the Washington offense with 2468 yards, 16 touchdowns, and 9 interceptions. Myles Gaskin leads the Washington rushing attack with 983 yards and 8 touchdowns. Jaydon Mickens is the leading receiver for Washington with 516 yards and 2 touchdowns. The Washington defense is giving up 18.5 points per game with 352.8 yards per game. Washington’s defense has 27 sacks, 7 fumble recoveries, and 13 interceptions. Washington boasts one of the best defenses in the country, but their offense is definitely lacking compared to the other teams in the Pac-12.
The Washington State Cougars are 8-3 and are coming off of a win against Colorado by score of 27-3. The Washington State offense is averaging 34 points per game with 491.3 yards per game. Luke Falk is the quarterback for Washington State with 4266 yards, 36 touchdowns, and 8 interceptions but is doubtful to play this week due to a head injury. The backup quarterback for Washington State is Peyton Bender who has 210 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions. Gerard Wicks is the leading rusher for Washington State with 557 yards and 3 touchdowns. Gabe Marks is the leading receiver for Washington State with 1067 yards and 14 touchdowns. The Washington State defense is giving up 27.4 points per game with 421.5 yards per game. Washington State’s defense has 27 sacks, 10 fumble recoveries, and 10 interceptions. Washington State has the best passing attack in the nation, but losing their starting quarterback is going to make it very tough to run the same high paced offense they are used to.
Washington State is 8-0 ATS in their last 8 conference games. Washington State is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against a team with a losing record. The under is 4-0 in Washington State’s last 4 games overall. Washington is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games on turf. Washington is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a victory. The under is 9-2 in Washington’s last 11 conference games. The under is 7-1 in these two teams last 8 meetings in Washington.
With Luke Falk questionable to play, the Washington State offense will have to find some answers in this rivalry game if they have to use the backup. The Washington defense is very good and will give the backup quarterback some issues. Falk is going to be a game time decision. If Falk does not play, I am going to pick Washington.