Free Week 8 Prediction: Cougars vs Sun Devils Odds
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(4-2) Washington St. Cougars vs. Arizona St. Sun Devils (5-2)
Date: Saturday, October 22nd
Time: 10:00 pm EST
Venue: Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, Arizona
NCAA Football Spread: Cougars -7
NCAA Betting Total: 64.5
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This Pac 12 conference game features two teams looking to make a push in the conference standings.
The Cougars are coming off of a tough victory over UCLA, while Arizona St. is still licking their wounds from a beating in Boulder by Colorado.
Washington St. Cougars
Luke Falk had a rough game against the Bruins defense. Last week was the first game where he did not throw a touchdown pass all season.
The Cougars had 48 passing attempts and I’m chalking it up to simply tough competition. This week I’m expecting Falk to get back on track against the Sun Devils, with 3 touchdowns through the air.
Starting running back Jamal Morrow is the leading rusher for the Cougars, even though he doesn’t get many chances to run the ball.
Last week he had 8 carries for 51 yards and a score, but only had 1 catch.
He is a threat receiving the ball out of the backfield as he has 24 catches on the season.
Going up against a bad Sun Devils front seven look for him to have 150 total yards as he beats them on the ground and makes plays catching the ball down the field.
River Cracaft has been Luke Falk’s go to receiver during the last three games.
Over that time he has averaged almost 6 catches for 92 ypg.
He also has a score during that span. I’m expecting a huge game from him this week as the Arizona St. secondary can’t stop anyone. He should reach the 100 yard mark and grab two scores through the air this week.
The good news for the Cougars defense in their win against UCLA was that they were able to shut down talented running back Soso Jamabo. The bad news is that UCLA’s backup quarterback had a good day throwing the football.
The Washington St. secondary gave up over 250 passing yards and 3 touchdowns to Mike Faufal.
The fact that the front seven couldn’t get a sack was also troubling. I expect them to play much better this week and shut down the Sun Devil passing game.
Arizona St. Sun Devils
Manny Wilkins has had two straight bad passing games for the Sun Devils. His was only 13-35 for 149 yards, with 1 touchdown and 1 interception last week.
He was also sacked 5 times by the Colorado defense and couldn’t get anything going. Will he get out of his slump this week? I don’t see it happening even though he faces an overrated Cougars secondary.
It seemed like all areas of the offense played poorly in the loss to Colorado.
Junior tailback Demario Richard had 10 carries for 59 yards, but had a long run of 37 yards. He must play better and get more touches if the Sun Devils can come out with a victory.
If the coaching staff gets him the ball 20 times look for him to use his explosiveness and reach 100 total yards.
The Sun Devil defense gave up 219 rushing yards and 3 scores to Philip Lindsay last week.
They gave up 5 rushing touchdowns for the game and must make that a priority this week. If they don’t it will be another long day against a good Cougars offense.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- WSU are 9-0 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
- WSU are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games in October.
- WSU are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 road games.
- ASU are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
- ASU are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games on grass.
Free Week 8 NCAA Football Prediction
Washington St runs the ball more than we are used to seeing from a Mike Leach squad, and pull off the huge road win.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: ASU +7
Jamal Morrow makes huge plays running and catching the ball, and Washington St. wins by a touchdown.
Week 8 Free Score Prediction: Washington St. 27 Arizona St. 20
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