Hot Cougar Action: WSU vs. OSU gambling fun facts

James Snook-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Here are a few interesting stats as Washington State prepares to face Oregon State on Saturday.

During football season, some of my most frequented websites are gambling sites. While on the surface that makes me sound like a degenerate gambler, the truth is bettors love stats so the various online gambling sites are loaded with interesting data.

If you head over to the WSU vs. OSU matchup page on Odds Shark, you'll find plenty of interesting numbers. Here are a few which caught my eye.

  • WSU is 4-6 in their last 10 games against OSU, but just 2-8 against the spread. Over that time WSU is averaging just 2.8 yards per rush and 3.7 turnovers per game.
  • Speaking of turnovers, the team with the fewest turnovers won seven of the last nine meetings.
  • The over/under total has gone over seven of the last 10 times WSU has played OSU. The total is currently set at 56 so we could be in store for a shootout.
  • WSU averages 39.0 rushing yards per game on the road (121 out of 124), OSU allows 35.0 rushing yards per game at home (2 out of 124). It's all on you Connor.
Not on the Odds Shark page, but interesting nonetheless, WSU has not beat a ranked opponent on the road since knocking off No. 10 Oregon 55-16 in 2003. WSU has faced a ranked OSU team six times since 1936 and are 2-4.

Football

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DT Xavier Cooper — The freshman continues to be one of WSU’s revelations with his solid play, leading a line that has been somewhat better than anticipated. He stands tied for eighth in the Pac-12 in tackles for a loss with six.

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Football and longevity don’t often go together. Roughriders strong side linebacker Tyron Brackenridge is a pretty good example of that.

Final WSU practice notes : Cliff Kirkpatrick

The Oregon State football team worked out in Reser Stadium on Thursday in preparation for Saturday’s showdown with Washington State.

Beavers not looking past Washington State | Sports | KATU.com - Portland News, Sports, Traffic Weather and Breaking News - Portland, Oregon

For the first time this year, the Beavers are the favorites heading into the game, but they say there's no chance they overlook a team like Washington State.

Another Thursday from WSU - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Oct. 4, 2012

Special teams, scout work, more special teams, Thursday Night Football. It's a routine as dependable as the leaves changing color. Washington State's Thursday practice was pretty regular in its execution, but the Cougars did welcome back a pair of running backs who were limited the day before. Read on.

Scouting Oregon State with five questions - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Oct. 4, 2012

FROM PULLMAN — After a two-week hiatus, our interview with an opposing team's beat writer is back. Today, we ask Lindsay Schnell of The Oregonian five questions about Oregon State. Read on.

Basketball

Basketball to Hold ZZUMania to Kick-off the 2012-13 Season - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
PULLMAN, Wash. - The Washington State University men's and women's basketball teams will hold ZZUMania Friday, Oct. 12 at Bohler Gym for the fourth-straight year, to celebrate the official start of the 2012-13 season. Activities begin at 9 p.m., with doors opening at 8 p.m. Admission is free and the first 250 fans will each receive a free t-shirt.

WSU Athletics

West's Stephens gives verbal commitment
West Albany senior Tani Stephens has given a verbal commitment to the Washington State volleyball program.

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