The Washington St Cougars will travel to take on the UCLA Bruins in a college football game on Saturday afternoon.
Kick off time from the Rose Bowl in UCLA is set for 3:30PM Eastern Time with national television provided by FSN Prime Ticket.
The point spread opened up in this game with the UCLA Bruins as a 27 point favorite with an over under lined at 51.
The early money from the college football bettors has come on the side of the road underdog as UCLA is now favored by 26 ½ points. The total has seen movement upward to 51 ½ points.
Money line gamblers betting on the side of the favored UCLA Bruins will lay -3500 odds with the road team Washington St Cougars bringing back +1700 odds to pull out the upset win without the aid of getting the points.
In their PAC 10 conference match up last year it was the UCLA Bruins producing the 43-7 road win as a 17 ½ point favorite. The total went over the closing line of 50 points.
UCLA dominated the line of scrimmage by out gaining the Cougars by 375 yards in victory. The Bruins had 556 yards of offense and converted 6 of 13 on third down. UCLA won the turnover battle by a +3 differential.
Washington St travels to the Rose Bowl on Saturday afternoon with a 1-3 record this season. The team averages 19 points and 328 yards per game.
This will be their third road game of the season. In week one the team traveled to Oklahoma St from the Big 12 conference and were pounded 65-17 as a 16 ½ point road underdog. Just two weeks ago the club traveled to SMU and were defeated 35-21 as a 24 point road underdog.
Last week the team hosted the USC Trojans and were soundly beaten 50-16 as a 22 point underdog.
The Cougars gained 323 yards on the Trojans defense and converted on 6 of 15 on third down. They had a hard time running the football with only a 2.6 yards per carry average on 26 rushes.
Quarterback Jeff Tuel hit on 24 of 37 passes for 222 yards a touchdown and three interceptions.
On the ground Logwone Mitz got 5 carries for 24 yards.
Washington State’s 6’4” wide out Jared Karstetter led the Cougars with 8 catches for 87 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Defensively the Cougars allow a very high 43 points and 496 yards per game. Last week in defeat the team allowed the Trojans 613 yards and to covert on 8 of 12 on third down. They got crushed on the line of scrimmage as USC gained 285 yards on the ground with a 7.3 yards per carry average.
UCLA returns home on Saturday with a 2-2 record this season. The team averages 21 points and 300 yards of offense per game.
They started very poorly this season with an 0-2 record. After dropping a 9 point decision at Kansas St the Bruins in their home opener were completed pounded by Stanford 35-0 as a 6 ½ point underdog.
UCLA has responded with two straight victories. They pulled off the huge upset victory last week at Texas with the 34-12 victory as a 15 ½ point road underdog.
The Bruins had just 291 offensive yards last week. They did their damage on the ground with 56 rushes for 264 yards for an impressive 4.7 yards per carry average.
Quarterback Kevin Prince only completed 5 of 8 passes for 27 yards with a touchdown and a pick.
Running back Jonathan Franklin had a solid game with 118 yards rushing on 19 carries and a touchdown. Derrick Coleman contributed with 16 carries for 94 yards and a touchdown.
The Bruins defense came up big last week allowing the Longhorns just 349 yards and 6 of 16 on third and fourth down combined. They held Texas to only 3.7 yards per carry on the ground on 23 rushing attempts. UCLA forced 5 Longhorn turnovers and won the takeaway battle by a +3 differential.
CFB Trend: Washington St Cougars are 7-2 ATS in their past 9 meetings with the UCLA Bruins.