Boise St. vs. Washington St. Total Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Washington State is favored at home in this game, as the Cougars are getting odds of -10.5 points against Boise State. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 57.5 points. These two met last year with Boise State winning 31-28. The two went well under the 74.5-point total. Saturday's game takes place from Martin Stadium in Pullman, Washington and will air live on ESPN.
Boise State opened up the season last week with a 24-13 win over Troy at home. The Broncos went well under the 59.5-point total. Last week’s win was a big of a defensive battle, as Troy had just 215 yards of offense while Boise State had only 357 yards. Brett Rypien threw for 160 yards on 13-of-23 passing while Montell Cozart threw for 50 yards and rushed for 36. Alexander Mattison was the leading rusher with 82 yards and a touchdown.
Washington State started the year with a 31-0 win over Montana State last week, going under the 61-point total. The Cougars showed an impressive defensive effort, allowing just 143 total yards. Offensively, Washington State posted 511 total yards. Luke Falk threw for 311 yards and three touchdown to lead the team while James Williams caught 13 passes for 163 yards and two touchdowns. Jamal Morrow was the leading rusher with 89 yards and a touchdown on just 10 carries.
When you think of Mike Leach, you think of offense and points. I would suspect Washington State will score its fair share, but Boise State doesn’t look the offensive power it once was. I am not sure Boise State can do enough on offense to keep pace with the Cougars. Both teams trend with the under in non-conference play as Washington State has hit it in its last four non-conference games and Boise State has hit it in 5 of its last 6 non-conference contests.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREDICTION: BOISE STATE/WASHINGTON STATE UNDER 57.5