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The Jimmy Kimmel La Bowl will see the Fresno State Bulldogs heading into a showdown with the Washington State Cougars on Saturday, December 17, 2022. Kickoff is at 3:30 PM ET on ABC.
The Bulldogs are favored, but by less than a field goal (-1.5), against the Cougars. The over/under for this game is 54.5 points.
Game Info and Betting Lines for Fresno State vs. Washington State
- Game Day: Saturday, December 17, 2022
- Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: ABC
- Location: Inglewood, California
- Stadium: SoFi Stadium
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Fresno State Betting Insights
- Washington State is 8-4-0 against the spread this year.
- Washington State has a 3-3 record against the spread this year when an underdog by 1.5 points or more.
- The teams have hit the over in three of Washington State’s 12 games with a set total.
Fresno State Stats & Insights
- On offense, Fresno State ranks 60th in the FBS with 394.6 yards per game. Meanwhile, its defense ranks 40th in total defense (350.7 yards allowed per contest).
- Fresno State ranks 50th in points scored this year (30.7 points per game), but has been shining on defense, ranking 25th-best in the FBS with 20.5 points allowed per game.
- Fresno State ranks 27th in passing yards this year (269.4 per game), but has been thriving on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 24th-best in the FBS with 192.7 passing yards allowed per game.
- From an offensive standpoint, Fresno State ranks 94th in the FBS with 125.2 rushing yards per game. Meanwhile, the defensive unit ranks 79th in rushing yards allowed per contest (158.0).
- Fresno State is averaging a 45.2% third-down percentage offensively this season (29th in the FBS), and is surrendering a 37.0% third-down percentage (53rd) on the defensive side of the ball.
- Fresno State owns the 33rd-ranked turnover margin in college football at +4, forcing 17 turnovers (50th in the FBS) while turning it over 13 times (26th in the FBS).
Fresno State’s Best Players
- Jake Haener has 2,616 pass yards for Fresno State, completing 72.6% of his passes and collecting 18 touchdowns and three interceptions this season.
- The team’s top rusher, Jordan Mims, has carried the ball 241 times for 1,155 yards (88.8 per game), scoring 16 times.
- Malik Sherrod has been handed the ball 73 times this year and racked up 409 yards (31.5 per game) with two touchdowns.
- Jalen Cropper’s 1,041 yards as a receiver pace the team. He’s been targeted zero times and has registered 79 receptions and five touchdowns.
- Nikko Remigio has hauled in 69 passes while averaging 59.1 yards per game and scoring five touchdowns.
- Zane Pope’s 44 receptions are good enough for 554 yards and three touchdowns.
- David Perales has eight sacks to lead the team, and also has 12 TFL, 41 tackles, and one interception.
- Fresno State’s leading tackler, Levelle Bailey, has 75 tackles and five TFL this year.
- Cameron Lockridge leads the team with five interceptions, while also collecting 30 tackles, one TFL, and nine passes defended.
Washington State Betting Insights
- So far this season, Washington State has compiled an 8-4-0 record against the spread.
- Washington State is a 3-3 record against the spread when an underdog by 1.5 points or more this season.
- Washington State has gone over in three of their 12 games with a set total (25%).
Washington State Stats & Insights
- From an offensive perspective, Washington State is posting 375.6 total yards per game (77th-ranked). It ranks 81st in the FBS on defense (394.1 total yards allowed per game).
- In terms of points scored Washington State ranks 72nd in the FBS (27.8 points per game), and it is 33rd on the other side of the ball (22.4 points allowed per game).
- Washington State ranks 34th in passing yards per game (262.9), but it has been less effective on the other side of the ball, ranking 19th-worst in the FBS with 266.7 passing yards conceded per contest.
- Washington State’s rushing offense has been a bottom-25 unit this season, generating 112.7 rushing yards per game, which ranks 19th-worst in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 36th with 127.4 rushing yards allowed per contest.
- Washington State ranks 86th in the FBS with a 37.0% third-down conversion rate on offense, and 55th with a 37.1% third-down percentage allowed on defense.
- Washington State owns a +5 turnover margin this season, which ranks 30th in the FBS.
Washington State’s Best Players
- Cameron Ward has compiled 3,087 yards on 64.2% passing while collecting 23 touchdown passes with eight interceptions this season.
- Nakia Watson has rushed 130 times for 736 yards, with eight touchdowns. He’s also tacked on 29 catches for 291 yards and four touchdowns.
- Jaylen Jenkins has racked up 396 yards on 67 carries with one touchdown.
- De’Zhaun Stribling’s 602 receiving yards (50.2 yards per game) are a team high. He has 51 catches on zero targets with five touchdowns.
- Robert Ferrell has put together a 517-yard season so far with four touchdowns. He’s caught 46 passes on zero targets.
- Donovan Ollie has racked up 491 reciving yards (40.9 ypg) and three touchdowns this season.
- Brennan Jackson leads the team with four sacks, and also has nine TFL and 36 tackles.
- Daiyan Henley, Washington State’s tackle leader, has 93 tackles, eight TFL, one sack, and one interception this year.
- Sam Lockett III leads the team with three interceptions, while also putting up 58 tackles, one TFL, and six passes defended.