Free College Football Picks Today: Washington Huskies vs Michigan State Spartans 9/17/22

Free College Football Picks Today: Washington Huskies vs Michigan State Spartans 9/17/22
Sat 17th September 2022

The No. 11 Michigan State University Spartans (2-0, 0-0 Away) are on the road to face the University of Washington Huskies (2-0, 2-0 Home) at Alaska Airlines Field at Husky Stadium on Saturday. The Huskies are 3.5-point favorites, and the total is 56.5.Michigan State (2-0, 0-0 Away) is coming off a runaway 52-0 win over Akron at Spartan Stadium last Saturday. Payton Thorne threw for 212 yards and two interceptions. Jalen Berger ran 17 times for 107 yards and three touchdowns. Jayden Reed caught six passes for 76 yards. Washington (2-0, 2-0 Home) beat Portland State 52-6 at Alaska Airlines Field at Husky Stadium last Saturday. Michael Penix Jr. was 20 of 27 for 376 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception. Wayne Taulapapa carried 12 times for 94 yards and a touchdown. Jalen McMillan also scored once. He had four receptions for 127 yards.


The Spartans are averaging 43.5 points per game so far this season, 25th in FBS, and they are facing a Huskies defense that has surrendered 13.0 PPG (26th). Meanwhile, Washington has scored 48.5 points a game this season, 10th in the country, and Michigan State is allowing 6.5 PPG (6th).The Spartans rank 75th in the nation in passing yards per game (234.5) and 25th in rushing (228.5). They will be facing a tough test through the air, as the Huskies are seventh in the country in passing yards allowed per game (121.5). Against the run, Washington is 51st (114.0).Washington has been one of the nation’s top passing teams, averaging 384.5 passing yards per game (6th), while ranking 47th in rushing yards (186.5). The Spartans are allowing 198.0 passing yards (50th) and 81.5 rushing yards per game (28th).


Through two games, Thorne has thrown for four touchdowns (3 INT) and 222.5 yards per game to lead Michigan State in passing. Berger leads the team in rushing with an average of 113.5 yards a game over two games. He has four touchdowns on the ground. Keon Coleman is the Spartans’ leading receiver with 60.0 yards a game and one TD. Penix Jr. has six passing touchdowns (1 INT) with 341.0 yards per game through two games to lead Washington. In two home games this season, he has thrown for six TDs (1 INT) and an average of 341.0 yards. Taulapapa has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 75.5 yards a game through two games. He has two touchdowns. McMillan has been a star in the Huskies’ passing game. He has three touchdowns and a 107.0 yard per game average through two appearances.

SportsTips’ College Football Pick:

Michigan State (+145)

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