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College Football Handicapping: Week 1
(0-0) Eastern Washington Eagles vs. Washington Huskies (0-0)
Date: Saturday, August 31st 2019
Time: 3:00 pm EST
Venue: Husky Stadium, Seattle, Washington
NCAA Football Spread: OFF
NCAA Betting Total: OFF
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Eastern Washington has been one of the premier colleges on the FCS level. There coming off a season in which they made it all the way to the championship game before losing to North Dakota State.
The Washington Huskies have asperations of winning ten plus games again, but this time maybe actually winning a big game here or there and maybe finish off the season with a bowl win.
Eastern Washington Eagles
The Eastern Washington Eagles have been a quality FCS program for a number of years now. They’ve won the Big Sky six times since 2010 and they made it to the championship game last year.
Plus, they have pulled off an upset here and there. Back in 2016 they shocked Washington State in Pullman beating them 45-42. And that was a solid Cougars team that won eight times that year.
For the Eagles, it’ll be a tough hill to climb because the Huskies are a really talented team.
But, Eastern Washington will have their starting quarterback from last year, Eric Barriere, who threw for 24 touchdowns including seven in the semifinals last year.
This has been a Washington Huskies team that has leaned on their defense over the last few years. This year, the offense will have to step up and lead the way.
Which is a bit ironic considering the Huskies just lost their four years starting quarterback in Jake Browning. You wouldn’t think it, but the Huskies are upgrading at quarterback as Georgia transfer Jacob Eason is taking over.
Browning was a fine quarterback, but not a great one. Which is why the Huskies lost basically every big game they ever played in with Browning starting under center.
Eason has a big arm and this offense should put up the points on the Eagles. Defensively, it’ll be interesting because Eastern Washington has been known as a very good offensive team over the years.
This will be good, but somewhat safe test for the defense to get a feel for things. There’s a lot of talent, but not much experience.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Eastern Washington over is 7-3 in their last ten games
- Eastern Washington over is 5-0 in their last five games versus Pac-12 opponents
- Washington is 6-12 ATS in their last 18 games
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There’s no doubt that Washington will win this game, but it will be interesting to see how they perform.
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How much difference will there be at quarterback? Will the defense quickly get a handle on things? This is a building block game for the Huskies which will benefit that as the season progresses.
Week 1 Free Score Prediction: Washington 49 – Eastern Washington 21
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