Stanford vs Washington State Prediction - College Football Picks 11/4/23

Washington State Cougars (4-4) vs Stanford Cardinal (2-6)

Game Info: Saturday, November 4, 2023 at 9:00 pm (Clarence D. Martin Stadium)

Betting Odds: Washington State Cougars -13.5 -- Over/Under: 60.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Stanford Cardinal will play the Washington State Cougars in a PAC-12 game on Saturday night at Gesa Field in Pullman, Washington. Stanford only has one conference win on the season, while Washington State has lost four conference games in a row. 

Stanford Preview

The Stanford Cardinal are 2-6 (1-5) this season after they lost to Washington by a score of 42-33 in their last game. Stanford trailed 21-13 at the half, but they fought hard in the second half and cut the deficit to 35-33 late in the fourth quarter. The Cardinal out gained Washington by a total of 495-460 and forced two turnovers in the game. Stanford’s lone conference win this year came against Colorado on the road by a score of 46-43 in overtime. The Stanford offense is averaging 22.8 points per game with 251 passing yards per game and 128 rushing yards per game, while going 39.7% on third downs. Ashton Daniels has thrown for 1,592 yards, nine touchdowns, and three interceptions for the Cardinal this season. Casey Filkins (questionable) has rushed for 215 yards and one touchdown, while Elic Ayomanor (questionable) has caught 45 passes for 737 yards and five scores. The Stanford defense is giving up 37.5 points against per game this year. 

Washington State Preview

The Washington State Cougars are 4-4 (1-4) this year after they lost to Arizona State by a score of 38-27 last week. Washington State trailed 24-21 at halftime and really struggled to keep it within a one possession game in the second half. The Cougars were out gained by a total of 509-403 and went 3-12 on third downs in the loss. Washington State has also lost to UCLA, Arizona, and Oregon during this four game losing streak. The Washington State offense is scoring 32.6 points per game with 347.5 passing yards per game and 87.9 rushing yards per game, while going 44% on third downs. Cameron Ward has thrown for 2,532 yards, 16 touchdowns, and three interceptions for the Cougars this year. Nakia Watson (questionable) has rushed for 203 yards and four scores, while Kyle Williams has caught 46 passes for 626 yards and four touchdowns. The Washington State defense is allowing 30.9 points against per game this season.

Washington State Cougars Team Facts

  • Washington State has won each of its last six games against Stanford.
  • Washington State has covered the spread in each of its last six November games against non-AP-ranked teams.
  • Washington State has won the first quarter in three of its last four games against conference opponents at Gesa Field.
  • Five of the last six games between Stanford and Washington State have gone OVER the total points line.

Stanford Cardinal Team Facts

  • Stanford has lost each of its last 12 November games as an underdog.
  • Stanford has failed to cover the spread in each of its last 12 November games against non-AP-ranked teams.
  • Stanford has lost the first half in each of its last four games against conference opponents.
  • Each of Stanford's last four November games as an underdog against non-AP-ranked teams have gone OVER the total points line.


Washington State has played very poorly in their last four games, after starting the season undefeated. The Cougars defense could hardly stop Arizona State last week, which is a bad sign of things to come. Stanford only has two wins on the season, but they beat Colorado three weeks ago and they gave Washington all they could handle last week. Neither defense is very good in this matchup, but the Washington State passing attack is averaging just about 350 yards per game this year. I think this is going to be a game where Washington State can figure some things out and I like them to run away with this game in the second half. 

David’s Pick Washington State -13.5

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