OSU vs. Washington Game Preview
The underperforming Washington Huskies will hit the road and head to the beautiful Corvallis this Shabbat to take on Oregon State and the beaver dam. Coming into the season, Washington was one of the favorites to win the Pac 12 and were ranked in the top 15 teams in the nation, but now they find themselves 2-4 in the Pac 12. Oregon State, however, despite having a poor record, finds themselves in a better position than anyone thought, as they are 3-2 in Pac 12 play (2nd in the north).
Oregon State is coming off two straight big Pac 12 wins against Arizona and Cal, and is led by 6-year senior, Jake Luton. Luton has thrown 19 Touchdowns to his 1 Interception, . He has been assisted by All-American Isiah Hodgins, one of the best receivers in the nation and the powerful running back duo of Artavias Pierce and Jermar Jefferson. The Oregon State offense is, in fact, a top- 40 offense in terms of efficiency, but their defense is bottom tier and has lost them many close games this season.
Washington, led by Jacob Eason with his 20 TDs and 5 INT and star running back Salvon Ahmed, is at a shocking 5-4 mark. They are coming off two unfortunate close losses to number 7 Oregon and number 8 Utah. In both, they lost by 4 and 5, respectively. The Huskies have looked impressive at times but still have tremendously underperformed.
With that, Washington is by far the more talented team, but they are coming off two losses and are likely unmotivated as they have little to play for in the grand scheme, whereas Oregon State is hot with lots to play for, as it is still a possibility for them to make a bowl game for the first time in years. Thus, Oregon State will beat Washington in upset fashion and build the dam at home behind their powerful offense in a rather high scoring, close game. Thanks for reading, and remember to #buildthedam.
FINAL SCORE PREDICTION: OREGON STATE (45), WASHINGTON (40)