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Washington State vs Colorado State Odds, and Picks (Sep 2)

By · August 26, 2023
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  • Washington State lost in the LA Bowl, finishing the year at 7-6.
  • Colorado State went just 3-9 last year, but improved at the end.
  • These two teams last met on September 17, in a game Washington State won 38-7.

The college football season is finally here. Let’s preview the Washington State vs Colorado State game.


How to Watch

  • CBS Sports

Preview

Washington State finished at 7-6 last season, making their 8th straight bowl game. It was another solid year for the Cougars, after a lot of roster turnover and an inexperienced new QB in Cam Ward. Despite a solid start, they cooled down as the year progressed, ultimately losing badly in the LA Bowl. The Cougars are 1-5 in their last 6 bowl games, and are aiming to get one more win in before the Pac-12 disperses.

December 17, 2022, Los Angeles, CA, United States: LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 17: Cameron Ward 1 of Washington State fakes a handoff to Lincoln Victor 5 of Washington State and looks downfield for an open receiver during the LA Bowl during a game between Washington State Cougars and Fresno State Bulldogs at SoFi Stadium on December 17, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. Los Angeles United States - ZUMAt139 20221217_zaa_t139_028 Copyright: xJasonxAllen/IsixPhotosx
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Colorado State continued to struggle last season, going 3-9 yet again. Since 2018, the Rams have gone just 14-38 (.269) with the best result being a 4-8 finish. They’ll be aiming to turn that around in head coach Jay Norvell’s 2nd season. They can do so by building on their play towards the end of last year, most notably their 17-0 win over New Mexico. If their defense improves, the Rams could possibly reach 6 wins.


Prediction

When these two teams met last season, Washington State surged to a 38-7 victory. Both teams have some new holes to fill, but also improved in a variety of ways. With this year’s matchup coming at Colorado State, I doubt it will be as large of a blowout as last season. That being said, I still feel pretty comfortable about taking Washington State to win this game. I would project the Cougars to cover the spread as well.

NCAAF Picks:

  • Washington State 29, Colorado State 16 (WSU -11.0)
Keith McCarthy
Contributor Keith McCarthy is an experienced sports analyst with a passion for predicting the outcomes of games spanning across sports such as football, basketball, baseball, and hockey, with a special expertise in college sports.

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