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Washington vs. Utah Prediction, Preview, Spread, Channel

Looking for a Washington vs. Utah preview? Stick around. We’ve got all of the pre-game analysis before the Pac-12 showdown.

Saturday, Oct. 29, the Utah Utes take on the Washington Huskies. The game, to be played at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Utah, is slated for a 3:30 p.m. ET start time and will be broadcast on Fox Sports 1. Read on for our Utah vs. Washington preview.

According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its Football Power Index, Washington wins the matchup between the two teams 79.2% of the time. The spread, via Oddshark, has the Huskies favored as well.

Spread: Washington -11.5

Game Time: 3:30 p.m. ET

Channel: FS1

Washington vs. Utah preview:

The 7-0 Huskies find themselves at No. 4 in the latest AP Poll after knocking off Oregon State last weekend 41-17. Utah enters the game ranked 17th and escaped Los Angeles last weekend with a 52-45 win over UCLA.

Utah put up 539 yards of total offense in its won over the Bruins including 360 on the ground. Running back Joe Williams averaged 11.4 yards per carry as he rushed for 332 yards on 29 carries. He also scored four touchdowns.

Washington out gained Oregon State last weekend 519-325 with its biggest advantage coming through the air with 300 passing yards. Quarterback Jake Browning threw three touchdowns for the Huskies.

The Huskies fell to Utah at home last year by the score of 34-23.

Washington vs. Utah prediction:

This is without question the biggest matchup for both of these team's this season and will have massive implications on not only the Pac-12 but the College Football Playoff.

Washington's offense has been electric this season as it sits 24th in the nation averaging 487 yards per contest. Utah's offense has picked up 433 yards per game.

Both teams are effective at running the ball as well, but Utah's run defense has been slightly better than the Huskies' allowing just 119.6 yards on the ground per game.

Washington has a bit more in the tank in terms of passing while Utah has been a bit more one dimensional relying on the run.

This one will be a close one in Utah, but Washington has had that "it" factor all season and has shown it can step up in big games on the road.

Washington 47, Utah 42