Washington State vs. Northern Colorado - 9/7/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Northern Colorado at Washington State
Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 4:00 PM (Martin Stadium )
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The Northern Colorado Bears and the Washington State Cougars will meet up on the college football circuit Saturday.
Northern Colorado suffered a loss in their Week 1 game, dropping 35-18 to the San Jose State Spartans. The Bears could only muster one TD in that one but were 3-for-3 on field goals.
Jacob Knipp threw 44 passes in the Week 1 loss for the Bears, bagging 177 yards, one TD and two picks. Milo Hall had a solid day on the ground however, rushing 20 times for 77 yards.
Over on the Washington State side, they fared better in their Week 1 game, taking a dominant 58-7 victory over the New Mexico State Aggies. The Cougars were up 35-7 at halftime there.
Anthony Gordon put up a nice 420-yard total in Week 1, bagging five touchdowns. Dezmon Patmon was the favorite target with seven catches for 103 yards and a touchdown, while Max Borghi added 128 rush yards and a score.
The Bears are 4-1 ATS in their last five after scoring less than 20 points in their previous game and the under is 4-1 in their last five road games. The under is 4-1 in Northern Colorado’s last five non-conference games as well.
Meanwhile, the over is 6-0 in the Cougars’ last six games after allowing less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game and they’re 4-0 ATS in their last four after allowing less than 20 points in their previous game. Washington State is 7-0 ATS in their last seven after posting more than 450 total yards in their previous game.
The Bears have a few good takeaways from their Week 1 loss, as there were some solid performances on the offensive side of the ball. Given the permissive defense here however, I don’t think there’s any way they’ll keep up with Washington State—even in relative terms. I’m going Cougars on the cover.