Free College Football Picks Today: California Golden Bears vs Stanford Cardinal 11/19/22

Free College Football Picks Today: California Golden Bears vs Stanford Cardinal 11/19/22
Sat 19th November 2022

The Stanford University Cardinal (3-7, 1-7 Pac-12) are on the road to take on the University of California Golden Bears (3-7, 1-6 Pac-12) at FTX Field at California Memorial Stadium on Saturday in a clash of teams looking to halt losing streaks. The Golden Bears are five-point favorites, and the total is 46.5.

Stanford is coming off a tough 42-7 loss at the hands of No. 13 Utah at Rice-Eccles Stadium last Saturday, their third consecutive defeat. Tanner McKee was 11 of 23 for 155 yards. Mitch Leigber ran 12 times for 40 yards. Elijah Higgins caught seven passes for 105 yards.

California dropped a sixth straight game last Saturday, falling 38-10 to Oregon State at Reser Stadium. Jack Plummer threw for 147 yards and an interception. Jaydn Ott carried eight times for 20 yards. Jeremiah Hunter hauled in six receptions for 63 yards.


The Golden Bears won the only game between the teams last season, a 41-11 victory in November. Chase Garbers threw two touchdowns for California.


The Cardinal are averaging 21.0 points per game for the season, 111th in FBS, and they are facing a Golden Bears defense that has surrendered 27.9 PPG (80th). Meanwhile, California has scored 23.2 points a game this season, 97th in the country, and Stanford is allowing 32.4 PPG (115th).

The Cardinal rank as one of the country’s worst teams in rushing yards per game (110.6, 113th), while they are 52nd in passing yards (246.2). The Golden Bears are 126th in passing yards allowed per game (289.4) and 41st against the run (131.7).

California has been one of the country’s least productive rushing teams, averaging 97.9 yards per game (120th), while ranking 36th in passing yards (264.2).

Stanford’s defense has been most beatable on the ground, as the Cardinal are 128th in the country in rushing yards allowed per game (222.2). Against the pass, the Cardinal are 46th (214.3).


Through 10 games, Tanner McKee has thrown for 11 touchdowns (7 INT) and 236.3 yards per game to lead Stanford in passing. In five away games this season, he has six TDs (2 INT) and an average of 202.0 yards passing.

Casey Filkins leads the team in rushing with an average of 68.3 yards a game over seven games. He has four touchdowns on the ground and three through the air. Elijah Higgins is the Cardinal’s leading receiver with 55.8 yards a game and one TD.

Jack Plummer has 16 passing touchdowns (7 INT) with 252.1 yards per game through 10 games to lead California. In five home games this season, he has thrown for 11 TDs (4 INT) and an average of 250.0 yards.

Jaydn Ott has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 74.5 yards a game through 10 games. He has nine total touchdowns, seven rushing and two receiving. Jeremiah Hunter has been the primary target in the Golden Bears’ aerial attack. He has three touchdowns and a 78.8 yard per game average through nine appearances.

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