Washington at Oregon State: 10/2/21 College Football Picks and Prediction
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Oregon State Beavers (3-1) vs Washington Huskies (2-2)
Game Info: Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Reser Stadium)
Betting Odds: Oregon State Beavers -1 -- Over/Under: 57.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Washington Huskies will travel to Reser Stadium to take on the Oregon State Beavers this Saturday night in College Football action.
The Washington Huskies won their 2nd straight game and improved to 2-2 on the season after defeating the California Golden Bears, 31-24 in OT, this past Saturday. Washington allowed California to fight back from a 24-10 2nd half deficit to force OT, however, the Huskies were able to prevail after the Golden Bears could not answer the Huskies opening TD in OT. Washington was outgained by California by a 457-326 margin, however, did win the turnover battle by a 3-1 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Huskies was QB Dylan Morris who completed 19 of 32 passes for 234 yards & 2 TD’s.
On the season, Washington is averaging 25.0 ppg on 389.5 total yards per game (287.8 passing yds/g; 101.8 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Washington has been led by QB Dylan Morris who has completed 57.8% of his passes for 1120 yards, 6 TD, & 5 INT. The top receiving threats for the Huskies have been Taj Davis (19 rec, 257 yards, TD), Jalen McMillan (13 rec, 203 yards, 2 TD), Terrell Bynum (11 rec, 195 yards, 2 TD), & Cade Otton (13 rec, 138 yards, TD). Leading the way for the Huskies backfield has been the duo of Richard Newton (39 att, 138 yards, 1 TD) & Sean McGrew (22 att, 84 yards, 4 TD).
Defensively, Washington is holding their opponents to an average of 17.8 ppg on 336.0 total yards per game (172.0 passing yds/g; 164.0 rushing yds/g).
The Oregon State Beavers won their 3rd straight game and improved to 3-1 on the season after defeating the USC Trojans, 45-27, this past Saturday. In their most impressive showing of the season, Oregon State had no trouble pulling away after a 1-yard TD run by Jack Colletto gave the Beavers a 35-17 lead with 6:33 left in the 3rd quarter. Leading the way for the Beavers was QB Chance Nolan who completed 15 of 19 passes for 213 yards, 4 TD, & 2 INT.
On the season, Oregon State is averaging 38.3 ppg on 473.5 total yards per game (247.5 passing yds/g; 226.0 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Oregon State has been led by RB B.J. Baylor who has 421 rushing yards & 7 TD’s on 61 carries. QB Chance Nolan has completed 72.3% of his passes for 847 yards, 9 TD, & 2 INT. The top receiving threats for Nolan and the Beavers have been Trevon Bradford (12 rec, 171 yards), Tyjon Lindsey (10 rec, 162 yards, 3 TD), Anthony Gould (8 rec, 127 yards, TD), Teagan Quitoriano (9 rec, 121 yards, TD), & Tre’Shaun Harrison (8 rec, 110 yards, TD).
Defensively, Oregon State is holding their opponents to an average of 21.0 ppg on 369.5 total yards per game (279.5 passing yds/g; 90.0 rushing yds/g).
The Huskies are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games following an ATS loss, however, are just 5-11 ATS in their last 16 road games. The Beavers are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games following an ATS win and 16-6 ATS in their last 22 games overall.
Washington came into this season with high expectations, however, the Huskies just haven’t looked like that strong of a team as their offense lacks weapons while their defense has struggled against decent offenses, highlighted by allowing Michigan to put up 31 points against them. Oregon State has been solid on both sides of the ball this season and as I think their balanced offensive attack will have no trouble putting up points at home against the Huskies, I think the Beavers winning streak continues and that they cover this spread. Good Luck!