LINE: Washington State -32, o/u: 64.5
POINT TOTAL PICK: Under
Washington State has a defense.
Of course, the big concern is the Wazzu offense that’s going to have the firepower and pop to hang up 60 points on its own against a miserable New Mexico State defense, but even if it goes off, the other side likely won’t do its part.
Against the better teams on the slate last season, New Mexico State managed just ten points against Minnesota, 13 against Utah State, and ten against BYU. This year’s version doesn’t have the pop to do much more, and again, the Cougar defense should be a bear.
Washington State hasn’t scored more than 42 in an opener since a 64-21 whacking of Idaho State in 2011, but it won’t be quite that bad.
It’ll be a blowout, but expect the Cougars to get up and coast from there. Even 48-10 – or around there – gets you the under with ease.