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A Pac-12 showdown takes place on Saturday in Utah when the Washington State Cougars visit the Utah Utes.

Washington State is 1-3 SU and 2-2 ATS, while Utah is 3-0 SU and ATS.

Utah must not look ahead to next week’s matchup with UCLA or they will find themselves on the losing end of this game against Washington State.

Utah dominated the Michigan Wolverines 26-10 last week forcing 4 turnovers and allowing just an interception return for a touchdown.

On offense, the Utes average a balanced 274 yards per game through the air and 200 yard per game on the ground. The offense has scored 50 or more points in 2 of 3 games, while the defense is giving up a mere 17 points per game.

Connor Halliday leads the Washington State offensive attack at quarterback with 1901 yards passing, which is No. 1 in the nation. Halliday also has 16 touchdown passes and has 430 or more yards passing in 3 of their 4 games.

The Cougars lost 38-31 to Oregon last week but Halliday had 436 yards passing with 4 touchdowns and no interceptions.

Keys to Utah Win

The Utes must attempt to shutdown, but likely just control the passing offense of Washington State. Utah’s offense must use sustained drives to score touchdowns to eat up the clock and keep the Cougars offense on the sideline.

Keys to Washington State Win

Simply put score lots of points. Score quickly should be Halliday’s motto for this game and hope the Cougars defense can keep the Utah offense out of the end zone more often than not.

Injuries

Washington State – Theron West, Gabe Marks, Teondray Caldwell

Utah – Jason Whittingham, Jacoby Hale, Reginald Porter

Favorite

Utah -13

Conclusion

This will be one of the weekend’s most exciting and high scoring games. Look for an up and down game with Utah winning SU and Washington State winning ATS.

About David Campbell

David makes his home in Guatemala and follows the worlds greatest games from there. David contributes on all leagues across the world and had over 25 years experience. He has covered 10 World Cups and will do so again this year in Brazil.

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