Washington Huskies (10-1) at Washington State Cougars (8-3)
|Date & Time||Friday November 25, 2016, 3:30 PM (EST)|
The Line: Washington State Cougars +5 -- Over/Under:
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The Washington Huskies will travel to play the Washington State Cougars in a PAC-12 college football rivalry game on Friday.
The Washington State Cougars are 8-3 (7-1) this season after losing to Colorado by a score of 38-24 in their last game. Washington State suffered their first conference loss in this game, but still has a chance at the conference championship game if they beat Washington. The Washington State offense is averaging 42.5 points per game with 132.5 rushing yards and 380 passing yards per game. Luke Falk is completing 71.4% of his passes for 3935 yards, 36 touchdowns, and 7 interceptions for Washington State. Jamal Morrow has rushed for 543 yards and 4 touchdowns, while Gerard Wicks has added 441 yards and 11 scores for the Cougars. Gabe Marks has caught 74 passes for 755 yards and 12 touchdowns, while Jamal Morrow has caught 44 passes for 468 yards and 5 touchdowns for Washington State. The Washington State defense is giving up 25.5 points per game with 129.7 rushing yards and 278.3 passing yards per game. Peyton Pelluer has led the Cougars defense with 80 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, and 1 sack, while Shalom Luani has added 51 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, 2 sacks, and 3 interceptions. Erik Powell has gone 6-12 on field goals, with a long of 36 yards.
The Washington Huskies are 10-1 (7-1) this season after beating Arizona State by a score of 44-18 in their last game. Washington bounced back nicely after losing their previous game to USC and needs to win this game in order to go to the conference championship game. The Washington offense is averaging 44.7 points per game with 208.8 rushing yards and 273.9 passing yards per game. Jake Browning is completing 64.3% of his passes for 2870 yards, 37 touchdowns, and 7 interceptions for Washington. Myles Gaskin has rushed for 1130 yards and 9 touchdowns, while Lavon Coleman has added 653 yards and 4 touchdowns for Washington. John Ross has caught 64 passes for 991 yards and 15 touchdowns, while Dante Pettis has added 46 catches for 701 yards and 12 scores for the Huskies. The Washington defense is giving up 17.9 points per game with 132.6 rushing yards and 195.8 passing yards per game. Azeem Victor has led the Washington defense with 68 tackles and 3 tackles for loss, while Budda Baker has added 52 tackles, 7 tackles for loss, 2 sacks, and 1 interception. Cameron Van Winkle has gone 13-17 on field goals, with a long of 45 yards.
Washington is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games. The over is 6-0 in Washington’s last 6 road games. Washington State is 9-2 ATS in their last 11 home games and 12-5 ATS in their last 17 conference games. The over is 4-1 in Washington State’s last 5 games. Washington is 5-2 ATS in these two teams last 7 meetings.
This should be an excellent ball game, with the winner going to the PAC-12 Championship game. Washington has a high scoring offense and a very good defense, while Washington State has also been solid on offense and defense. Washington State will have the home field advantage in this game, but I don’t know if that will be enough. Washington has a very good team and I like them on the road.