Washington State vs Colorado State Prediction, Game Preview

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Washington State vs Colorado State prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 3, Saturday, September 17

Washington State vs Colorado State How To Watch

Date: Saturday, September 17
Game Time: 5:00 ET
Venue: Martin Stadium, Pullman, WA
How To Watch: Pac-12 Network
Record: Washington State (2-0), Colorado State (0-2)
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Washington State vs Colorado State Game Preview

Why Colorado State Will Win

It has been a rough start for the Rams, but parts of this are quickly fixable.

The six turnovers in two games have been devastating. Be far more careful, and all of a sudden the offense that has decent parts should perk up.

No, the passing game hasn’t been great, but the midrange accuracy is there, it’s an efficient passing game, and on the other side, the defense doesn’t have to worry too much about the downfield passing game.

The Washington State offense has been fine, but nothing special so far. The Rams should be able to keep the big plays to a minimum, but ..

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Why Washington State Will Win

Yeah, there’s a reason the Wazzu passing game hasn’t gone off so far …

It had to deal with a Wisconsin defense that’s one of the best in college football.

The O sputtered, there were three turnovers, and … win. The Cougars got the job done.

The offense is and will be just fine as the season goes on, but it’s been the defense that’s been the star in the 2-0 start. It’s forcing takeaways, it’s great at generating a pass rush, and it shouldn’t have a problem this week against a Colorado State offense that’s miserable on third downs.

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What’s Going To Happen

The Washington State offense will come around, and it’ll start this week.

This hasn’t been the high-flying fun show it’s supposed to be, but QB Cameron Ward has been solid, the running game will be great this week now that it doesn’t have to deal with the Badger D – it won’t run much, but the yards per carry will be there – and Colorado State’s O will stall too often.

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Washington State vs Colorado State Prediction, Line

Washington State 38, Colorado State 13
Line: Washington State -16.5, o/u: 53.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 3
Washington State vs Colorado State Must See Rating (out of 5): 2

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