Stanford at Oregon State: 11/13/21 College Football Picks and Prediction
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Oregon State Beavers (5-4) vs Stanford Cardinal (3-6)
Game Info: Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 5:30 pm (Reser Stadium)
Betting Odds: Oregon State Beavers -12.5 -- Over/Under: 55.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Stanford Cardinal will travel to Reser Stadium to take on the Oregon State Beavers this Saturday night in College Football action.
The Stanford Cardinal lost their 4th straight game and dropped to 3-6 on the season after being defeated by the Utah Utes, 52-7, on November 5th. Stanford was dominated by Utah on both ends of the field and had no chance in fighting back into this game after going into halftime trailing by a 38-0 margin. Stanford was outgained by Utah by a 581-167 margin and lost the turnover battle by a 2-1 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Cardinal was RB E.J. Smith who had 53 rushing yards on 7 carries.
On the season, Stanford is averaging 22.9 ppg on 321.6 total yards per game (230.8 passing yds/g; 90.8 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Stanford has been led by QB Tanner McKee (64.8 Comp %, 1916 yards, 14 TD, & 5 INT), however, McKee missed the Utah game with an undisclosed injury and currently is doubtful for this matchup. If McKee can’t go, Stanford will most likely go with Jack West who has completed 20 of 30 passes for 135 yards & 3 INT. The top receiving threats for the Cardinal have been Benjamin Yurosek (31 rec, 480 yards, 1 TD), Elijah Higgins (38 rec, 447 yards, 4 TD), John Humphreys (17 rec, 252 yards, TD), & Brycen Tremayne (19 rec, 240 yards, 5 TD). Both Humphrey & Tremayne have been out for the past month and currently are questionable for this matchup. Leading the way for the Cardinal backfield has been the duo of Nathaniel Peat (66 att, 347 yards, 2 TD) & Austin Jones (78 att, 279 yards; 27 rec, 238 yards, TD).
Defensively, Stanford is allowing their opponents to average 29.8 ppg on 421.6 total yards per game (189.4 passing yds/g; 232.1 rushing yds/g).
The Oregon State Beavers lost their 2nd straight game and dropped to 5-4 on the season after being defeated by the Colorado Buffaloes, 37-34 (2OT), this past Saturday. Oregon State was able to force OT on a 60-yard FG by Everett Hayes as time expired in the 4th, however, the Beavers weren’t able to score on the opening possession of the 2nd OT which allowed the Buffaloes to kick a 43-yard winning FG. Oregon State outgained Colorado by a 475-392 margin, however, did lose the turnover battle by a 1-0 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Beavers was RB B.J. Baylor who had 98 rushing yards & 1 TD on 22 carries.
On the season, Oregon State is averaging 33.9 ppg on 441.2 total yards per game (211.3 passing yds/g; 229.9 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Oregon State has been led by the RB duo of B.J. Baylor (153 att, 969 yards, 11 TD) & Deshaun Fenwick (67 att, 380 yards, 4 TD). QB Chance Nolan has completed 61.7% of his passes for 1759 yards, 14 TD, & 8 INT. The top receiving threats for the Beavers have been Trevon Bradford (28 rec, 421 yards, 3 TD), Tre’Shaun Harrison (17 rec, 253 yards, 2 TD), & Tyjon Lindsey (16 rec, 232 yards, 3 TD).
Defensively, Oregon State is allowing their opponents to average 27.7 ppg on 405.7 total yards per game (262.0 passing yds/g; 143.7 rushing yds/g).
The Cardinal are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 0-7-2 ATS in their last 9 November games. The Beavers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games following a straight up loss.
Oregon State is coming off a couple of bad losses, however, the Beavers have been outstanding at home this season, posting a perfect 4-0 record, which includes an impressive 42-34 win over Utah. Stanford was able to hand Oregon their only loss of the season earlier this year, however, this is a team that has been hit hard by injuries, especially on the offensive end, and looked lost on both sides of the football last week against Utah. Oregon State should have no trouble getting their offense going against Stanford at home and despite the Beavers having plenty of holes on the defensive end, I think they are able to have enough success slowing down the Cardinal offense to win this one by two TD’s and cover this spread. Good Luck!