Free College Football Picks Today: Washington State Cougars vs Washington Huskies 11/26/22

Free College Football Picks Today: Washington State Cougars vs Washington Huskies 11/26/22
Sat 26th November 2022

The No. 12 University of Washington Huskies (9-2, 6-2 Pac-12) and Washington State University Cougars (7-4, 4-4 Pac-12) face off Saturday at Clarence D. Martin Stadium for their regular season finales. The Huskies are two-point favorites, and the total is 60.

Washington is coming off a dominant 54-7 win over Colorado at Alaska Airlines Field at Husky Stadium last Saturday, their fifth straight victory. Michael Penix Jr. was 19 of 31 for 229 yards and a touchdown. Wayne Taulapapa ran 11 times for 107 yards and two touchdowns.

Jalen McMillan caught eight passes for 98 yards and a touchdown. Washington State won for the third straight game last Saturday, beating Arizona 31-20 at Arizona Stadium. Cameron Ward threw for 193 yards and a touchdown. He added 59 yards and a touchdown on the ground. Donovan Ollie had three receptions for 53 yards.

HEAD-TO-HEAD

The Cougars won the only meeting between the teams last season, a 40-13 victory in November. Max Borghi had two touchdowns for Washington State.

TALE OF THE TAPE

The Huskies are averaging 39.8 points per game for the season, seventh in FBS, and they are facing a Cougars defense that has surrendered 19.8 PPG (23rd). Meanwhile, Washington State has scored 27.3 points a game this season, 76th in the nation, and Washington is allowing 25.7 PPG (62nd).

The Huskies rank as the nation’s top team in passing yards per game (366.8, 1st), while they are 86th in rushing yards (138.4). The Cougars are 97th in passing yards allowed per game (246.8) and 25th against the run (119.3).

Washington State has been one of the country’s least productive rushing teams, averaging 115.6 yards per game (110th), while ranking 42nd in passing yards (254.9). The Huskies are allowing 231.1 passing yards (79th) and 131.8 rushing yards per game (41st).

TOP PERFORMERS

Through 11 games, Michael Penix Jr. has thrown for 26 touchdowns (6 INT) and 351.7 yards per game to lead Washington in passing. In four away games this season, he has eight TDs (4 INT) and an average of 359.5 yards passing.

Wayne Taulapapa leads the team in rushing with an average of 59.4 yards a game over 11 games. He has nine touchdowns on the ground and one through the air. Rome Odunze is the Huskies’ leading receiver with 93.1 yards a game and six TDs.

Cameron Ward has 21 passing touchdowns (8 INT) with 252.0 yards per game through 11 games to lead Washington State. In six home games this season, he has thrown for 14 TDs (5 INT) and an average of 281.0 yards.

Nakia Watson has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 73.7 yards a game through nine games. He has 10 total touchdowns, seven rushing and three receiving. De’zhaun Stribling has been the primary target in the Cougars’ passing game. He has five touchdowns and a 49.5 yard per game average through 11 appearances.

SportsTips’ College Football Pick:

Washington State (+105)

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