Oregon State opens as slight favorite in top-25 road matchup with Washington State
Oregon State and Washington State meet in Pullman this upcoming Saturday in a battle of the Pac-2.
It’ll be a ranked-on-ranked matchup. And Oregon State has a slight early edge in Vegas’ eyes.
The 14th-ranked Beavers are a two-point favorite over the 21st-ranked Cougars, according to Circa Sports. The over/under is set at 54.5 for the matchup.
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In moving up two spots in this week’s AP Top 25, the Beavs have their highest ranking in an AP poll since 2012. Fitting given they’ve opened consecutive seasons 3-0 for the first time since 1999-2000. The Beavs have become a respected program on a national scale under coach Jonathan Smith.
And Saturday in Pullman provides a national platform to showcase that fact.
Oregon State will meet a Wazzu team that has been red-hot to open the season. Led by a drastically more efficient Cam Ward at quarterback, the Cougs are coming off a 64-point pasting of Northern Colorado in Week 3. They’ve topped 50 twice already, and have a top-25 victory over Wisconsin in Week 2.
Ward is sixth nationally in passing with 990 yards and nine scores in three games. More impressive? He has no picks and a 72% completion rate.
Kickoff between the Beavers (3-0) and Cougars (3-0) is set for 4 p.m. PT on FOX.