Now that we are into College Football Week 5 of the 2019 season, teams for the most part will be playing only conference games the rest of the way. Here’s a look at two interesting matchups in Week 5 with Mybookie Sportsbook NCAAF odds.
2019 College Football Week 5 Odds, Overview & Picks
Washington State at No. 19 Utah
- When: Saturday, 10 PM ET
- TV: Fox Sports 1
- Radio: SiriusXM
- Live Stream: Fox Sports Go
- College Football Week 5 Odds: Utah -6.5
Pac-12 title game preview? Might be, although the loser probably doesn’t make it with one conference loss already on each’s resume. The Utes were 30-23 losers at USC last Friday. To make matters worse, star running back Zack Moss was hurt in that one. Moss injured his shoulder in the first half Friday after rushing for 20 yards on six carries. The senior is second on the Utes’ all-time rushing yards list. Not yet clear how long he will be out will be out but not expected to be the season.
Against the Trojans, Tyler Huntley went 22-for-30 (1 TD, 0 INT) for 210 yards passing. His 210 yards passing marks his 14th career 200-yard game, breaking a tie for eighth all-time with Alex Smith (13, 2002-04). Three players are tied for fifth all-time with 16 (Frank Dolce, 1991-92; Mike Fouts, 1995-96; Travis Wilson, 2012-15). Utah had 16 penalties, its most since recording a school-record 21 penalties vs. Utah State on Nov. 12, 1983. Despite holding USC to just 13 rushing yards, the Trojans were able to go for 368 passing with three of their four touchdowns coming through the air.
What about the Cougars?
Washington State fell out of the Top 25 with a wild 67-63 loss to UCLA on Saturday. Dorian Thompson-Robinson threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Demetric Felton with 1:07 left in the game as previously winless UCLA overcame a 32-point second-half deficit and a record nine TD passes by Washington State’s Anthony Gordon. Gordon was sacked and fumbled – the team’s sixth turnover of the game – on the next possession with about a minute remaining and UCLA recovered and ran out the clock.
Utah lost 28-24 at Washington State last season. Cougars QB Gardner Minshew II, now a rookie star with the NFL’s Jaguars, Gardner Minshew completed 31 of 56 passes for three touchdowns – including the game-winning 89-yarder with about four minutes left. He also ran for a touchdown. Utah entered as the nation’s No. 1 defense but allowed 445 yards. Utah running back Zack Moss rushed for 106 yards and quarterback Tyler Huntley ran for 88 yards. But the Utes managed only 118 yards through the air.
No. 5 Ohio State at Nebraska
- When: Saturday, 7:30 PM ET
- TV: ABC
- Radio: SiriusXM
- Live Stream: ABC Go
- College Football Week 5 Odds: Nebraska +17.5
OSU remained unbeaten with a 76-5 rout of Miami of Ohio on Saturday. The Nuts had 42 points in the second quarter after falling behind 5-0. Quarterback Justin Fields accounted for six total TDs in the first 30 minutes as the Buckeyes moved to 4-0. Ohio State outgained Miami 250 to negative seven in the decisive second quarter with Fields rushing for a pair of TDs and throwing for four scores.
Defensively, the Buckeyes recorded five sacks, including a pair from Chase Young. The Buckeyes’ defense has held each of its first four opponents to 300 or less yards of total offense. The last time that occurred was 1996 when Ohio State did it to Rice, Pittsburgh, Notre Dame and Penn State.
Ohio State and Nebraska are two of just five schools to ever reach 900 all-time wins. The Cornhuskers joined that exclusive club last week with a 42-38 come-from-behind victory at Illinois. Nebraska trailed by two touchdowns on four occasions in the game, and relied on its offensive firepower to pull out the victory.
The Huskers gained nearly 700 yards of total offense and topped 300 yards rushing and passing for just the second time in school history.
All Time Series
Last year, the Buckeyes edged the Huskers 36-31 in Columbus. OSU tailback JK Dobbins, who is one of the best backs in the nation this year, ran for 163 yards and two more touchdowns as Ohio State rallied in the second half. Down 21-16 at half after the Huskers turned two Ohio State fumbles into touchdown drives, the Buckeyes rallied in the second half. They forced five straight punts and held Nebraska to a field-goal when a drive stalled at the 1. Huskers QB Adrian Martinez was 22 for 33 for 266 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 72 yards and two more scores. He’s still in Lincoln.
Ohio State holds a 6-1 all-time edge in the series, including a 4-1 edge since Nebraska joined the Big Ten Conference in 2011.
Expert College Football Week 5 Betting Picks
Love the Huskers with all those points and take Utah.
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