Washington State Cougars are coming off an insane game against the UCLA Bruins in Week 4. Hopefully, for the Cougars, they have recovered from that contest in time for their road meeting against the Utah Utes. Both teams are likely to drop out of the Top 25 AP Poll rankings, so this will be an all-out fight between programs wanting to get back into the CFP race.
Betting Preview for the Washington State Cougars vs Utah Utes Week 5 College Football Game on September 28 2019
Where: Rice-Eccles Stadium, Salt Lake City
When: Saturday, September 28, 2019, 7:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: ESPN
Betting on the Washington State Cougars (3-1 Overall / 0-1 Conference)
Washington State quarterback Anthony Gordon set a new school record by throwing for nine touchdowns on Saturday against the UCLA Bruins, but apparently, those were not enough to get the Cougars the win, as they took a 67-63 faceplant of a loss to Chip Kelly’s boys at home. Gordon finished with 570 passing yards with two interceptions on 41 of 61 completions, while running back Max Borghi had 123 rushing yards on 15 carries. The Cougars held a 32-point lead at the half, but their defense just couldn’t get the job done in the final two quarters. But the blame has to be shared too by the offense, as the Cougars had a total of four lost fumbles. In Gordon’s own words, the Cougars just couldn’t stop “shooting [themselves] in the foot.” Now that they’re aware of their mistakes and the effect it had on them, expect Washington to take better care of the ball next Saturday in Salt Lake City.
The Cougars are 5-0 against the spread (ATS) in their last five road games.
Betting on the Utah Utes (03-1 Overall / 0-1 Conference)
Like the Cougars, Utah suffered its first conference play lost of the season over the weekend, as the got brushed aside by the USC Trojans on the road, 30-23. Utah quarterback Tyler Huntley went for 210 passing yards and a touchdown with no turnovers on 23 of 30 completions, but it was the run game that did the bulk of the activity for Utah’s offense with Devin Brumfield and Huntley combining for 123 of the team’s 247 rushing yards against the Trojans. Utah’s offensive allowed two sacks in that game, but so far, those were the only ones they’ve surrendered this season. Despite getting dinged by the Trojans, Huntley’s protection unit remains dependable. Washington State only had a sack in the marathon of a game they just had against UCLA, so pass rushing doesn’t seem to be a strong suit of the Cougars.
The Utes are 3-3 ATS in their last six home games.
Washington State wins, 30-24.
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