Check out the Arizona vs. Washington State fearless prediction and game preview.
Arizona (2-6) vs. Washington State (6-2) Game Preview
Date: Saturday, Nov. 5
Game Time: 4:00 pm
Venue: Martin Stadium, Pullman, WA
Forget that the Cougars are ranked 25th in the first College Football Playoff rankings; they’re in the Pac-12 title hunt, and that’s what truly matters, at least for the moment.
The Cougars join Washington as the league’s only unbeaten teams in conference play – both are 5-0 – and now it’s time to feast.
Wazzu games are almost never boring, needing to rally back last week to beat Oregon State, and with the last three games each decided by six points or fewer. But the passing game continues to rock and roll, and the defense has found ways to come up with the stops it needs at the right time over the last few games.
Against a devastated Arizona team that’s having problems finding live bodies to fill in the space, the Cougar offense should be able to roll at will.
The Wildcat rushing attack has been okay, but with so many bumps and bruises, the O has fizzled with just 24 points in the last two games and no more than 30 points in any of the six losses on the year.
Arizona doesn’t have the pass rush to bother Wazzu QB Luke Falk like it needs to. He’s taking a beating, and he’s getting blasted a few times a game, but he’s also been deadly accurate, hitting over 70% of his passes or more in every game by two, averaging 73% on the year with 24 touchdown passes and just five picks.
The Wildcats will have their moments, but against a Cougar run defense that’s allowed more than 125 yards just twice, and over 200 yards just once, there won’t be enough big plays into the second level to overcome yet another massive day from Falk.
However, the Cougars tend to play up or down to their competition. They’ll win against the injured Cats, but they’ll have to come up with a few key second half drives – again.
Arizona vs. Washington State Prediction
Final Score: Washington State 34, Arizona 20
Line: Washington State -17, o/u: 65.5
ATS Confidence: 5: 101 mph Chapman – 1: 97 mph Chapman … 3
Must See Rating: 5: November 8th – 1: Inferno … 2.5