UCLA Bruins vs. Washington State Cougars, Pac-12 conference game. Yesterday the surprise was when the Utes fell before the Trojans. No one expected that defeat, not us in The Whale Picks. For now we are going to focus on this interesting game between the Bruins and the Cougars. The home team has no losses at home so far, this is the first conference game for the Cougars at home. The Bruins have no wins this season, only losses in the first three weeks of the season.
UCLA Bruins: Recovery is possible.
The Bruins have surprisingly not won any games this season. The first defeat of the season was on the road against Cincinnati 24-14. The last two defeats were at home one against San Diego State 14-23 and the last against Oklahoma 14-48. Last year the Bruins finished with a negative season, 3-9 overall and 3-6 in the conference (South Division).
This season the Bruins are scoring an average of 14 points per game, 35 rushes with 78 rush yards, 15.7 completed passes with 185.3 pass yards. The first half is the most effective for the offense with 11.7 points on average. The defense allows up to 31.7 points per game, 45.7 rushes with 188 rush yards, 19 completed passes with 279 pass yards.
Dorian Thompson-Robinson will be available for this game, although some journalists say it’s time for the team to use another quarterback. Dorian has good numbers so far, 556 yards, 5 touchdowns and only 4 interceptions. 25.5 rating 54% with 47 completed passes.
Washington State Cougars: Winning all games.
The Cougars so far have 3-0-0 in victories. The first two victories were overwhelming against New Mexico State 58-7 and Northern Colorado 59-17. The last victory was in the neutral zone with the Houston Cougars 31-24. So far the Cougars are in 20th place of the AP Poll. The last time the Cougars won against the Bruins was in 2016 at home 27-21.
At home the Cougars are scoring an average of 58.5 points per game, 17.5 rushes with 112.0 rush yards, 36.0 completed passes with 494 pass yards. The team is averaging up to 10 points per quarter at home. The defense allows only 12 points per game, but with 39.5 rushes and 156 rush yards. Last season the Cougars closed the season with 11-2 at the conference.
Anthony Gordon has played perfectly so far. 1324 yards, 12 touchdowns, 2 interceptions, 78.7% with 96 completed passes. This is his first year as a starting quarterback. At home, Gordon’s effectiveness is 81.10% with 60 completed passes.
UCLA Bruins vs. Washington State Cougars 09/21/2019 is: take the OVER 58 (TOTALS).
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