#144 Rutgers +27.5 over Washington 7:00 PM CT
The Huskies lived up to its preseason hype last season with a 12-1 regular season featuring a Pac-12 championship and an entry into the College Football Playoff. Washington was derailed by Alabama in that game but this is a team that should again be a conference and national contender. The non-conference schedule is very weak and this opening matchup is a rematch from last season’s opener with Washington winning 48-13 at home.
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Washington led 24-0 after the first quarter but the Knights were only out-gained by 76 yards, getting more first downs but featuring three turnovers and allowing two special teams touchdowns. Rutgers hit rock bottom last season going 2-10 with a very noncompetitive Big Ten campaign as improvement seems inevitable in the second season for Chris Ash. This isn’t an easy spot to start the season but the price is inflated several points higher than last year’s game in Seattle.
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A transfer quarterback and another season in the coaching transition should help Rutgers improve dramatically on last season’s results and while Washington remains a threat to return to the College Football Playoff they may not be worthy of this type of valuation to start the season, especially playing clear across the country.
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