Get ready for a Pac-12 battle as the Utah Utes and the Washington State Cougars will face off at 2:30 p.m. ET on Saturday at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Both teams sport 1-2 records with their only wins coming against FCS schools. Washington State lost its first Pac-12 game last week to USC, while this will be Utah's first conference game.
The Utes are favored by 15-points in the latest Utah vs. Washington State odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 53.5. Before entering any Washington State vs. Utah picks, you'll want to see the college football predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Utah vs. Washington State spread: Utah -15
- Utah vs. Washington State over-under: 53.5 points
What you need to know about Utah
The Utes fought the good fight in their overtime game against the San Diego State Aztecs last Saturday but wound up with a less-than-desirable result, falling 33-31. The matchup was a 10-10 toss-up at halftime, but Utah was outplayed the rest of the way. One thing working slightly against Utah was the run-of-the-mill game of its best offensive player, RB Micah Bernard, who rushed for 47 yards on 17 carries.
Utah will be onto its second quarterback after the player who started its first three games, Charlie Brewer, abruptly left the team this week. That came after Brewer was benched in the last game and replaced with Cameron Rising. A redshirt sophomore, Rising has thrown four touchdowns and zero interceptions this year, while Brewer had three touchdowns and three picks.
What you need to know about Washington State
Meanwhile, Washington State has to be aching after a bruising 45-14 defeat to the USC Trojans last Saturday. The Cougars were down 35-14 at the end of the third quarter, which was just too much to recover from. No one had a standout game offensively for Washington State, but the Cougars got scores from WR Travell Harris and QB Jayden de Laura.
The Cougars could also have a new player under center after de Laura rolled his ankle in the last game. He is one of four Washington State players to throw a pass this season, so there are plenty of other options for coach Nick Rolovich to turn to. Whoever is taking snaps for Washington State will be looking Harris' way early and often as his four receiving touchdowns lead the Pac-12.
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