Utah at Oregon State: 10/23/21 College Football Picks and Prediction
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Oregon State Beavers (4-2) vs Utah Utes (4-2)
Game Info: Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Reser Stadium)
Betting Odds: Oregon State Beavers +3 -- Over/Under: 57 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Utah Utes will travel to Reser Stadium to take on the Oregon State Beavers this Saturday night in College Football action.
The Utah Utes won their 3rd straight game and improved to 4-2 on the season after defeating the 18th ranked Arizona State Sun Devils, 35-21, this past Saturday. Utah trailed by a 21-7 margin at halftime, however, the Utes dominated the Sun Devils in the 2nd half and pulled away after a 7-yard TD reception by Brant Kuithe gave Utah a 28-21 lead with 11:49 left in the 4th quarter. Utah committed two turnovers, however, outgained Arizona State by a 455-385 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Utes was QB Cameron Rising who completed 21 of 33 passes for 247 yards, 2 TD, & 2 INT while also rushing for 59 yards & 1 TD.
On the season, Utah is averaging 31.5 ppg on 401.3 total yards per game (226.0 passing yds/g; 175.3 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Utah has been led by the RB trio of Tavion Thomas (57 att, 331 yards, 4 TD), Micah Bernard (47 att, 271 yards, TD), & TJ Pledger (28 att, 191 yards, 2 TD). QB Cameron Rising has completed 65.3% of his passes for 872 yards, 9 TD, & 2 INT while also rushing for 164 yards & 2 TD. The top receiving threats for the Utes have been Dalton Kincaid (16 rec, 232 yards, 3 TD), Brant Kuithe (23 rec, 228 yards, 3 TD), Devaughn Vele (9 rec, 174 yards, TD), & Britain Covey (23 rec, 171 yards, TD).
Defensively, Utah is holding their opponents to an average of 22.7 ppg on 349.0 total yards per game (215.3 passing yds/g; 133.7 rushing yds/g).
The Oregon State Beavers had there 4-game winning streak and dropped to 4-2 on the season after being defeated by the Washington State Cougars, 31-24, on October 9th. Oregon State had trouble slowing down the Washington State offense and could not fight back after the Cougars took the lead for good on a 1-yard TD reception by a Deon McIntosh with 5:25 left in the 4th quarter. Oregon State was outgained by Washington State by a 491-467 margin and lost the turnover battle by a 2-0 margin. Leading the way for the Beavers was RB Deshaun Fenwick who had 127 rushing yards & 2 TD on 15 carries.
On the season, Oregon State is averaging 31.5 ppg on 401.3 total yards per game (226.0 passing yds/g; 175.3 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Oregon State has been led by the RB duo of B.J. Baylor (99 att, 677 yards, 9 TD) & Deshaun Fenwick (50 att, 318 yards, 3 TD). QB Chance Nolan has completed 63.4% of his passes for 1053 yards, 9 TD, & 5 INT. The top receiving threats for the Beavers have been Trevon Bradford (15 rec, 204 yards), Tyjon Lindsey (10 rec, 162 yards, 3 TD), Anthony Gould (9 rec, 149 yards, TD), & Tre’Shaun Harrison (10 rec, 129 yards, TD).
Defensively, Oregon State is allowing their opponents to average 23.2 ppg on 381.2 total yards per game (276.5 passing yds/g; 104.7 rushing yds/g).
The Utes are 13-3-1 ATS in their last 17 October games, however, are just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite. The Beavers are 4-0 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
Utah has looked good as of late, however, going into to Oregon State is always a challenge and I think the Utah offense is going to have trouble against the Beavers 20th ranked rushing defense. Oregon State is 3-0 at home this season and as I their rushing attack will have some success in this one, I think the play here is to take the Beavers and the points. Good Luck!
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