Week 9 College Football Pick - Washington Huskies vs Utah Utes

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Thursday, October 27, 2016 6:08 PM GMT

Undefeated Washington Huskies will go to Utah looking to cement their place in the College playoff picture. Troy West analyzes the college football odds and provides his pick.

College Gameday will be in Utah, Saturday afternoon with the marquee game in the PAC-12. Undefeated Washington Huskies come to town looking to cement their place in the College playoff picture. On the surface, this matchup seems the most challenging left for Chris Petersen and the Huskies. Two other standout games remaining on their schedule include a game against USC and a much-anticipated repeat of the Apple Cup.

The Huskies come into this game following a blowout victory over Oregon State winning 41-17 having been up 31-0 at half time. This can be forgiven with this crucial match up on the horizon.

On the other hand, Utah is off a 52-45 shootout victory over UCLA. Kyle Whittingham's outfit was unexpectedly terrorized by Mike Fafaul and UCLA's offense; a fantastic sign for Heisman contender Jake Browning and stellar RB Myles Gaskin.

That type of defensive performance against Browning and co. would end rather disastrously for the Utes are this time out. 

The Huskies have a relatively underrated defense, which is stout  enough to give Joe Williams and company, fits. Expect to see an awful amount of Aussie punter Mitch Wishnowsky Saturday with Utah's drives consistently, getting bogged down. 

Clearly, with Gameday in town, Utah's campus will be buzzing although Petersen and the Huskies have the sufficient talent on both sides of the ball to cover the spread. Expect Washington to dominate this encounter. Take Washington at -10.0.

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Free College Football Pick: Washington -9.5

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