Free College Football Picks Today: Arizona Wildcats vs Washington State Cougars 11/19/22

Free College Football Picks Today: Arizona Wildcats vs Washington State Cougars 11/19/22
Sat 19th November 2022

The Washington State University Cougars (6-4, 3-4 Pac-12) are on the road to face the University of Arizona Wildcats (4-6, 2-5 Pac-12) at Arizona Stadium on Saturday. The Cougars are four-point favorites, and the total is 63. Washington State is coming off a 28-18 win over Arizona State at Clarence D. Martin Stadium last Saturday. Cameron Ward threw for 219 yards and a touchdown.

Nakia Watson ran 20 times for 116 yards and three touchdowns. He added two receptions for 42 yards. De’zhaun Stribling caught five passes for 64 yards. Arizona beat No. 9 UCLA 34-28 at Rose Bowl last Saturday. Jayden de Laura was 22 of 28 for 312 yards and two touchdowns.

Michael Wiley scored on the ground and through the air. He carried 21 times for 97 yards and a touchdown and added six catches for 46 yards and a receiving TD. Jacob Cowing hauled in nine receptions for 118 yards.


The Cougars won the only meeting between the teams last season, a 44-18 victory in November. Jayden de Laura threw four touchdowns for Washington State, as Max Borghi added two TDs and Calvin Jackson Jr. scored twice. Will Plummer tossed two touchdowns for Arizona.


The Cougars are averaging 26.9 points per game for the season, 77th in FBS, and they are facing a Wildcats defense that has surrendered 37.2 PPG (126th). Meanwhile, Arizona has scored 31.2 points a game this season, 46th in the nation, and Washington State is allowing 19.8 PPG (20th).

The Cougars rank as one of the country’s worst teams in rushing yards per game (111.1, 112th), while they are 40th in passing yards (261.1). They may find their best opportunities on the ground, as the Wildcats are 124th in the country in rushing yards allowed per game (218.8).

Against the pass, Arizona is 100th (253.4).Arizona has been one of the country’s top passing teams, averaging 326.4 passing yards per game (6th), while ranking 86th in rushing yards (136.4). The Cougars are allowing 235.8 passing yards (82nd) and 122.8 rushing yards per game (29th).


Through 10 games, Cameron Ward has thrown for 20 touchdowns (8 INT) and 257.9 yards per game to lead Washington State in passing. In four away games this season, he has six TDs (3 INT) and an average of 223.2 yards passing.

Nakia Watson leads the team in rushing with an average of 75.9 yards a game over eight games. He has six touchdowns on the ground and two through the air. De’zhaun Stribling is the Cougars’ leading receiver with 51.2 yards a game and five TDs.

Jayden de Laura has 24 passing touchdowns (8 INT) with 312.8 yards per game through 10 games to lead Arizona. In five home games this season, he has thrown for 12 TDs (5 INT) and an average of 310.8 yards.

Michael Wiley has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 56.3 yards a game through nine games. He has eight total touchdowns, five rushing and three receiving.

Jacob Cowing has been a key target in the Wildcats’ passing game. He has seven touchdowns and a 96.4 yard per game average through 10 appearances.

SportsTips’ College Foottball Pick:

Arizona (+145)

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