Washington Huskies vs. Washington State Cougars Pick & Prediction NOVEMBER 26th 2022

Stadium: Martin Stadium Pullman
Logo Washington Huskies
VS
Logo Washington State Cougars
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OPENER
58

-8 +223
CURRENT
58.5o -110

-135
MONEYLINE
+115

51
SCORE
33

It’s a battle for the state of Washington on Saturday evening as the #13 Washington Huskies visit the Washington State Cougars. This should be a high-flying match-up, as both of these teams are on win streaks. The Huskies have won their last five games, while the Cougars have won their last three contests.

Furthermore, this is a rivalry game, so all bets are off and fans can expect a close contest the entire way through the match-up. Kick-off at Martin Stadium is scheduled for 10:30 pm ET.

Washington vs. Washington State Odds

TV: ESPN

MONEY LINE: Washington (-130) vs. Washington State (+108)

SPREAD: Washington -1.5 (-115) vs. Washington State +1.5 (-105)

GAME TOTAL: Over 60.5 (-114) vs. Under 60.5 (-106)

Washington vs. Washington State Preview, Stats and Trends

The Washington Huskies are having a successful season this year and they would love to cap it off with a win on the road against their in-state rivals, the Cougars. They are 9-2 overall and third in the Pac-12 conference. If they continue winning, they could move up into the top 10 of the CFP rankings as currently, they are 13th in the country. They will lean heavily on their offense to push them over that hump and hopefully end up in a New Year’s Six bowl game.

The Huskies will look to their star quarterback Michael Penix Jr. to lead this team. Penix Jr. currently has 3869 yards passing with 26 touchdowns and just six interceptions. His command of this offense and the football has put Washington back amongst the top teams in college football. Expect to hear his name a ton in Saturday night’s match-up.

The Washington State Cougars are one of the hottest teams in the nation, as they are currently riding a three-game winning streak. The Cougars find themselves with a 7-4 record overall and are pushing to get a higher bowl game as the regular season concludes. They would love nothing more than to finish their regular season with a win over their in-state rival.

Their quarterback Cameron Ward has been consistent for the majority of the season. He has a total of 2772 yards passing with 21 touchdowns and eight interceptions. If Ward can get himself into a rhythm early, the Washington State Cougars may find themselves with an upset win at home.

Washington vs. Washington State Picks

Overall this game will be a match-up of two very confident teams. With both of these teams being on their own current winning streaks, the offense will be plentiful at Martin Stadium. Fans can expect these two teams to have a close match-up.

Expect Washington’s offense to eventually pull away from the Cougars and cover the -1.5 point spread. The Huskies will come away with a win.

Final Score: 34-31 (Washington)

EXTRA POINTS

1. Washington is 6-5 against the spread.

2. Washington State is 8-3 against the spread.

3. Both offenses are averaging over 370 yards per game of offense this season.

Best Bet: Washington -1.5 (-115)

PREDICTION
Washington Huskies
36
27
Washington State Cougars
PREDICTION
Washington Huskies
36
27
Washington State Cougars

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Washington Huskies vs. Washington State Cougars Recap NOV 26TH 2022

Michael Penix Jr. passed for 485 yards and three touchdowns and added two rushing scores to lead No. 13 Washington to a 51-33 victory over Apple Cup-rival Washington State on Saturday night in Pac-12 play at Pullman, Wash.

Penix, who completed 25 of 43 passes, became the second quarterback in Huskies' history to throw for more than 4,000 yards in a season. His total sits at 4,353, trailing only Cody Pickett (4,458 in 2002).

Jalen McMillan caught six passes for 150 yards and one touchdown, and Rome Odunze had five receptions for 157 yards and scored two touchdowns -- one receiving, one rushing -- for Washington (10-2, 7-2 Pac-12). Wayne Taulapapa rushed for 126 yards and one score for the Huskies, who won their sixth consecutive game.

Cameron Ward completed 33 of 52 passes for 322 yards and two touchdowns and also rushed for a score for the Cougars (7-5, 4-5), who had a three-game winning streak halted.

Nakia Watson accounted for two touchdowns (one rushing, one receiving) for Washington State, which had 433 offensive yards.

Washington converted 11 of 13 third-down attempts while rolling up 703 yards of total offense, third in program history.

The Huskies won the Apple Cup for the 18th time in the past 24 meetings. The 84 combined points is the most in the rivalry.

Penix threw a 75-yard touchdown pass to McMillan on the first play of the third quarter to give Washington a 35-27 lead.

Watson scored on a 4-yard run with 6:31 left in the period, but Ward's two-point conversion run failed.

Odunze scored on a 5-yard jet sweep with 14:30 left in the game, and Peyton Henry booted a 20-yard field goal to make it an 11-point margin with 5:02 left. Taulapapa sealed it with a 40-yard touchdown run with 1:28 left.

Washington had 326 yards in the first half while holding a 28-27 lead. The Cougars had 304 in the half.

Penix threw a 26-yard scoring pass to Ja'Lynn Polk for a 7-3 lead with 5:23 left in the first quarter. Ward scampered in from 14 yards to give Washington State a three-point lead with 53 seconds remaining.

Penix connected on a 47-yard touchdown pass to Odunze to put the Huskies back ahead 93 seconds into the second quarter. But the Cougars answered with Ward's 34-yard pass to Robert Ferrel to take a 17-14 advantage with 11:05 left in the half.

A trick play in which Penix caught a backward pass from McMillan and ran 30 yards for a score put the Huskies back ahead. Washington State responded with Ward's 15-yard touchdown pass to Watson to take a 24-21 lead with 5:07 remaining in the half.

Penix scored on a 4-yard run as the Huskies again moved ahead. Dean Janikowski kicked a 29-yard field goal as time expired to move Washington State within one.

--Field Level Media

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