Washington vs. Oregon State Fearless Prediction & Game Preview
Check out the Washington vs. Oregon State fearless prediction and game preview.
Washington (4-0) vs. Oregon State (1-3) Game Preview
Broadcast, TV, Game Time
Date: Saturday, Sept. 30th
Game Time: 8:00 pm ET
Venue: Reser Stadium, Corvallis, OR
Network: Pac-12 Network
This is when we all get to see if Washington has it’s full and undivided attention on the 2017 college football season.
After blowing away a solid Colorado team in a 2016 Pac-12 Championship rematch, now the Huskies have to travel to Corvallis to deal with the worst team in the Pac-12.
This shouldn’t be anything more than a polite exercise for UW if it plays its game, but Oregon State really, really needs this.
The Gary Andersen and
The Beavers are just 1-3 with blowout losses to the three FBS teams on the slate, including a 52-23 loss at Washington State two weeks ago. Now they have to find some sort of defense, hope the offense can start to be more effective, and pray that Washington’s head is already on next week’s game against Cal.
One Reason Why Washington Will Win
As if Washington wasn’t already the far better team, it’s going to get several freebie chances thanks to an Oregon State offense that has no problems giving the ball away.
The Huskies have come up with ten takeaways over the first four games, and the Beavers will be happy to add to that total. -6 so far in turnover margin, OSU has lost the ball 12 times and can’t seem to come through defensively to make up for the issues.
It’s not like UW will need the turnover help if the running game works like it did in Boulder. Myles Gaskin came up with his 2017 breakout game with 202 yards and two touchdowns as the workhorse of the attack, but there’s a problem if he has to carry the ball 27 times again.
One Reason Why Oregon State Will Win
So what, if anything, is Oregon State doing well? Not all that much, but it’s able to move the chains a bit.
The offense stalled way too easily against Minnesota, but against Washington State it kept everything rolling converting 47% of its third down chances. Even with all of the problems against Colorado State, at least the offense converted 63% of its shots.
Somehow, the Beavers have to control the ball as much as possible and keep the Washington offense off the field – and not get hit with the home run. Colorado might have gotten blown out, but the Buffs were able to convert 7-of-15 chances to at least maintain some semblance of control, but the three turnovers killed any of the positives.
Again, Oregon State. Don’t turn the ball over.
What’s Going To Happen
Oregon State is going to turn the ball over.
A slow starter at times this season, Washington will come out with a strong first quarter to set the tone with an early scoring drive, and then the defensive will take the rest from there.
The Huskies will convert on all three takeaways, Jake Browning will come up with an efficient and effective day, and there won’t be any drama.
Washington vs. Oregon State Prediction
Washington 45, Oregon State 16
Washington -26.5, o/u: 61
5: “U bum” – 1: “Dotard” … 3
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