Oregon Ducks (5-1) @ Washington State Cougars (5-1)
October 20, 2018 7:30 PM ET (Martin Stadium)
Spread: Oregon Ducks -1.5 Washington State Cougars +1.5
Free NCAA Football Pick Oregon vs. Washington State
Oregon is coming off an overtime win over Washington thanks to CJ Verdell walk-off touchdown in a game that kept them in the hunt for the Pac-12 North title. Oregon has now gone to overtime in each of their games against ranked opponents going 1-1 in those games. James Herbert leads one of the best offensive teams in the country with the 14th most yards per game in the FBS. Herbert is a Heisman contender but has yet to play a critical game on the road and has two offensive linemen listed as questionable with Penei Sewell and Dallas Warmack struggling with injuries. Oregon ranks 11th in the country in yards per completion with 15.63 yards while still being balanced and having 216 yards rushing a game. Oregon’s defense has been great against the rush allowing 122.8 yards per game and has three defensive touchdowns on the year.
Washington State has continued to show Mike Leach is one of the best offensive coaches that there is. The Cougars are led by Senior Gardner Minshew at quarterback. Washington State is averaging 41.8 points per game and 413.68 passing yards per game while not averaging over 100 yards rushing sitting at 71.83 yards rushing a game. Washington State won last year’s game in Oregon 33-10. The Cougars lone loss on the season was a 39-36 battle at USC that saw USC go ahead with 8:03 in the fourth quarter in a controversial game. Washington State leads the country in passing with a completion percentage of 68.5 % with 222 completions and almost 2,500 yards through the air in the six games they have played this season.
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Oregon is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Washington State
Oregon is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Washington State
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Oregon’s last 15 games when playing Washington State
Washington State is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing at home against Oregon
Washington State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Oregon
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington State’s last 8 games when playing at home against Oregon
Free NCAA Football Prediction Oregon vs. Washington State
This matchup between two ranked teams will go a long way to deciding who will represent the North in the Pac-12 title game and will definitely be an offensive showcase. Oregon has proven itself against tough opposition while Washington State has shown it can score with any team in the country and will have their crowd going wild in Pullman, Washington. Oregon should lean on their run game while Washington State will most likely keep it completely through the air as Mike Leach has shown he doesn’t care about offensive balance. Both teams are ranked in the top 20 in scoring offense with Oregon having a slight edge 45.6-41.8 points per game. Herbert has been in quite a few big games in his collegiate career while Minshew will be playing a game that will have the biggest spotlight in his career. Oregon is tested and showed that they can come back from adversity after a loss to Stanford two weeks ago and should win a shootout with Herbert showing again why he is one of the best quarterbacks in the country.