Washington football is now 1-0 on the season when playing conference opponents after defeating the California Golden Bears 31-24 in Week 4.
After a strange and dreadful start to their season, Washington needed to win against Cal. It seemed as if the game was put away at half-time when the Huskies led 21-10 but the Golden Bears had other plans and tied to the game with less than three minutes remaining in the fourth.
Despite Cal marching down to the two-yard line, Washington forced a fumble in a pivotal moment to win the game.
Next up, the Huskies are headed to Corvallis, Oregon to take on the Oregon State Beavers.
Washington football vs Oregon State Week 5 odds
The Week 5 betting odds on WynnBET currently have the Huskies favored by 2 points on the road over the Beavers. The over/under set for the game is 55.
Washington football vs Oregon State Week 5 prediction
Washington football had a comfortable lead against Cal in Week 4 and nearly blew it away. On the opponent’s side, Oregon State beat USC at The Coliseum for the first time in 61 years in a fiery fashion. To be fair, USC has not been good this season but it is still an accomplishment for the Beavers that is only going to fuel their spark.
Washington seems to perform best when quarterback Dylan Morris can target his wide receivers in the intermediate to deep areas of the field. However, the Huskies have to be careful in the passing game this week as Oregon State’s defense is second in interceptions in the Pac-12 with eight.
Oregon State is currently beating opponents in average points per game and total offense and is 84% effective when scoring in the Red Zone. On the other hand, the Huskies defense is tied at first in the Pac-12 for the fewest touchdowns allowed.
I predict a close 31-27 Huskies win over the Beavers.