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CFB : ATS Matchup
Saturday 9/15/2018Line$ LineOU LineScore
WASHINGTON
 
UTAH
-4  

+4  
-185

+165

45.5
 
21
Final
7

WASHINGTON (1 - 1) at UTAH (2 - 0)
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Week 3 Saturday, 9/15/2018 10:00 PM
Board OpenLatest
205WASHINGTON-5.5-4
206UTAH47.545.5
ADVANCED TEAM STATS
WASHINGTON - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfYardsYPPTOScoreHalfYardsYPPTO
All Games1-1-10-20-230.515.0515.0(7.2)2.012.07.5341.0(4.6)0.5
Road Games0-1-10-10-116.013.0398.0(6.1)2.021.015.0420.0(5.2)0.0
Last 3 Games1-1-10-20-230.515.0515.0(7.2)2.012.07.5341.0(4.6)0.5
Turf Games1-000-10-145.017.0632.0(8)2.03.00.0262.0(4)1.0
WASHINGTON - Current Season Statistics
 RushingPassingTotal
 PPGHalfFDTOPATT-YDSYPRCMP-ATTPCTYDSPYAATT-YDSYPPYPPT
Offense (All Games)30.515.024.530:0133-148(4.4)24-3863.6%366(9.5)72-515(7.2)(16.9)
Opponents Defensive Avg.28.812.22130:2234-135(4)23-3861.6%332(8.8)72-467(6.5)(16.2)
Offense Road Games16.013.024.028:6033-102(3.1)18-3256.2%296(9.2)65-398(6.1)(24.9)
Defense (All Games)12.07.518.529:5839-154(3.9)21-3462.3%187(5.4)73-341(4.6)(28.4)
Opponents Offensive Avg.22.514.218.830:3542-224(5.3)17-2958.6%153(5.3)72-378(5.3)(16.8)
Defense Road Games21.015.027.030:6045-147(3.3)26-3672.2%273(7.6)81-420(5.2)(20)

UTAH - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfYardsYPPTOScoreHalfYardsYPPTO
All Games2-0+11-10-129.08.5481.0(6.5)3.08.06.5144.5(2.2)1.0
Home Games1-001-00-041.017.0608.0(7.9)4.010.010.061.0(1.2)0.0
Last 3 Games2-0+11-10-129.08.5481.0(6.5)3.08.06.5144.5(2.2)1.0
Turf Games2-0+11-10-129.08.5481.0(6.5)3.08.06.5144.5(2.2)1.0
UTAH - Current Season Statistics
 RushingPassingTotal
 PPGHalfFDTOPATT-YDSYPRCMP-ATTPCTYDSPYAATT-YDSYPPYPPT
Offense (All Games)29.08.522.030:5037-191(5.1)23-3663.9%289(8)73-481(6.5)(16.6)
Opponents Defensive Avg.339.221.832:2440-227(5.7)21-3461.6%254(7.4)74-480(6.5)(14.6)
Offense Home Games41.017.025.033:1236-315(8.7)26-4163.4%293(7.1)77-608(7.9)(14.8)
Defense (All Games)8.06.59.028:1037-82(2.2)11-2741.8%62(2.3)64-144(2.2)(18.1)
Opponents Offensive Avg.8.25.8927:3635-78(2.2)11-2641.7%62(2.4)61-140(2.3)(17)
Defense Home Games10.010.03.024:4931-48(1.5)5-2222.7%13(0.6)53-61(1.2)(6.1)
Average power rating of opponents played: WASHINGTON 25.5,  UTAH 14.5
SCHEDULE AND RESULTS
WASHINGTON - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/URushingPassingTORushingPassingTO
9/1/2018*AUBURN16-21L1.5L50.5U33-10218-32-296245-14726-36-2730
9/8/2018N DAKOTA45-3W-46L57U34-19531-45-437233-16117-33-1011
9/15/2018@ UTAH            
9/22/2018ARIZONA ST            
9/29/2018BYU            
10/6/2018@ UCLA            
10/13/2018@ OREGON            

UTAH - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/URushingPassingTORushingPassingTO
8/30/2018WEBER ST41-10W-30.5W -36-31526-41-293431-485-22-130
9/8/2018@ N ILLINOIS17-6W-13L46.5U39-6820-31-286243-11718-33-1112
9/15/2018WASHINGTON            
9/29/2018@ WASHINGTON ST            
10/6/2018@ STANFORD            
10/12/2018ARIZONA            
KEY GAME INFORMATION
WASHINGTON: QB Jake Browning and running back Myles Gaskin are back as one of college football's most talented and experienced backfields, and will look to push each other to new heights in 2018. Gaskin rushed for about the same amount of yards in 2017 as he did in 2016'with more than twice as many touchdowns'but Browning saw his statistical output drop significantly. He'll look to rebound with help from a group of receivers that includes Chico McClatcher, who's returning from injury. The defense loses a star in Vita Vea, but is still stacked at D-line and everywhere else. Browning and Gaskin are the big names, but it's the defense that carries this team.
UTAH: Given that they're annual competitors in a Power Five conference, the Utes are among the nation's most underappreciated programs. They'll be contenders again this year, as they return a bunch of (still young) contributors from a 2017 team that went 7-6'with losses of three points or fewer to Pac-12 powers Stanford, USC and Washington. The running game figures to be potent once again, with RB Zack Moss and mobile QB Tyler Huntley (both juniors) back in the fold. The passing game remains a question mark with star wideout Darren Carrington II now in the NFL, but Huntley figures to improve as a thrower. The defense looks to be weaker than usual up front, but the pass defense will be strong.
PREVIEW
No. 10 Washington faces road challenge at Utah
 

Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City has cultivated a modest reputation in recent years as a venue where opponents' dreams are shattered: Stanford's national title hopes in 2013, USC's pursuit of a conference championship in 2014, blue-blood Michigan in its debut with Jim Harbaugh in 2015.

No. 10-ranked Washington (1-1) avoided a similar fate on its road to the College Football Playoff in 2016, and the Huskies again seek to leave its matchup against Utah on Saturday unscathed.

Their last visit to Utah ended in a 31-24 Washington victory, sealed when the Huskies' defense made a fourth-down stop at their own 26-yard line. The trip marked Washington's first to Rice-Eccels under coach Chris Petersen, who left with an appreciation for the rowdy atmosphere.

"It's as good as anywhere we've been. It's how college football should be," Petersen said. "It'll be a packed house. Those night games - any time you're on the road in a night game and a packed stadium, it's a really energized environment."

The arrival of a top 10 opponent should only serve to further energize the home crowd, as Utah (2-0) -- the first team out of the Associated Press Top 25 in Others Receiving Votes this week -- aim to put a signature win on its resume.

The Utes played Washington close each of the past two seasons, but followed up the seven-point loss in 2016 with an even more competitive defeat last November in Seattle.

Utah led the 2017 meeting by a touchdown with less than two minutes remaining. A Myles Gaskin touchdown run, a quick Utes punt and pair of long Jake Browning pass completions after an aggressive Utah timeout set up Washington's game-winning, last-second field goal in the Huskies' 33-30 victory.

"We've got to find a way to get over that hump," said Utah coach Kyle Whittingham, adding that doing so is a challenge. "They're a heck of a football team. You look at them on tape, and they don't have any weaknesses."

Whittingham is the second opposing coach in as many weeks to invoke the phrase "don't have any weaknesses," echoing the sentiment that made Washington a common preseason pick to return to the College Football Playoff.

However, through two games - including a tight, Week 1 loss to Auburn - Washington is aiming to strengthen its offense.

Red-zone misfires against Auburn cost the Huskies in a game where the defense shined. They returned home last week to put up 45 points against North Dakota, but Browning threw a pair of interceptions in the blowout win.

"I don't feel like we dominated at any point," Browning said in the postgame press conference. "We have a standard of play and we didn't play to it. I don't feel like I played to my standard."

With an end-of-game interception against Auburn, and the two against North Dakota, Browning enters Saturday's Pac-12 Conference opener with as many picks thrown this season as touchdowns.

Meanwhile, Utah is coming off a win in which its typically stout defense sealed the victory on an interception.

Linebacker Chase Hansen's 40-yard pick-six elevated Utah past Northern Illinois 17-6, despite the Utes' own struggles to maintain rhythm offensively. Running back Zack Moss scored Utah's only offensive touchdown, and quarterback Tyler Huntley threw for 286 yards without an interception. But five possessions in Northern Illinois territory producing zero points looms as a concern.

"We've had a hard time getting on track," Whittingham said. "We're not very efficient; didn't finish drives ... The name of the game is scoring points. If you don't put the ball in the end zone, you're going to struggle."

Finishing offensive possessions is a common thread. Washington's 41.7 touchdown percentage on red-zone opportunities ranks the Huskies No. 115 in the nation.

On Saturday, a sea of black in the Rice-Eccles stands will do its part to vex Washington when it's in the red zone. A black-out of the stadium is planned to set the theme for the nighttime kick and upset bid.

The memories of a hard-fought win at Utah two years ago may have faded for the Huskies, but opening 2018 in hostile conditions against Auburn offers some familiarity for what awaits.

"It's probably better we were in that loud environment, (against) a real physical opponent," Petersen said.


Last Updated: 9/23/2018 11:31:59 PM EST


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