Washington vs. Oregon State fearless prediction and game preview.
Washington vs. Oregon State Broadcast
Date: Saturday, November 9
Game Time: 10:30 ET
Venue: Reser Stadium, Corvallis, OR
Washington (5-4) vs. Oregon State (4-4) Game Preview
Why Washington Will Win
The Huskies lost three games in their last four, but they battled well in losses to Oregon and Utah. They’re out of the Pac-12 title mix, but it would be nice to put away bowl eligibility now.
The offense is getting a great year out of the offensive line – it did a more than admirable job against the Utah defensive front – Jacob Eason has been more than fine even with a bad pick six last week. and the defense continues to be solid.
Oregon State lives on converting third downs, but the UW defense is great at locking down in key moments against the mid-range teams. The Beaver secondary can get torched, the run defense can get shoved around, and the D as a whole doesn’t come up with enough takeaways to matter.
This is an energy game for the Huskies. After losing the two big games, and with the loss at Stanford a month ago, they have the talent to win this without a problem if they’re sharp. However …
Why Oregon State Will Win
Ready for energy? It’s a Friday night game in Corvallis for a team that’s won two straight and three of its last four. All of a sudden, there’s a real hope to win two more games and get bowl eligible.
This is the biggest game in Corvallis since eventual Pac-12 champion Stanford came to town in 2013 – and won 20-12 – and it should be one of those ultra-focused moments for a program under head coach Jonathan Smith looking for its breakthrough win.
The already-solid attack that doesn’t make mistakes – it has only turned the ball over twice – got back Jermar Jefferson last week, and he came through with 105 yards and two scores on a 22 carry day in the win over Arizona. The ground game might have issues with the UW D, but the rotation is there to keep on trying.
The defense might not be anything amazing, but at least the line will keep on coming and pushing its way into the backfield. The Beavers have enough of a pass rush to at least bother Jacob Eason a bit.
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What’s Going To Happen
Oregon State is going to give it a great fight.
The offense will go off early, the energy will be there, and the balance will be excellent, but the Washington lines will take over as the game goes on. The offensive front will blast away for a big day from the ground game, Eason will overcome that one bad play against Utah to be fine, and the team will survive in a very fun, very good fight.
Washington vs. Oregon State Prediction, Line
Must See Rating: 3
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