Michigan vs. Colorado - 9/17/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Buffaloes (2-0) at Michigan Wolverines (2-0)
College Football: Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 3:30 pm (Michigan Stadium)
The Line: Michigan Wolverines -19.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Colorado Buffaloes and Michigan Wolverines meet Saturday afternoon at Michigan Stadium.
The Colorado Buffaloes take their hot act on the road after outscoring their first two opponents, 100-14. Sefo Liufau is completing 74.5 percent of his passes for 522 yards, three touchdowns and zero interception. Liufau has six touchdown passes in his last seven games. Shay Fields and Devin Ross have combined for 281 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Bryce Bobo has seven receptions. The Colorado Buffaloes ground game is averaging 261 yards per contest, and Phillip Lindsay leads the way with 125 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Colorado is allowing seven points and 160.5 yards per game. Chidobe Awuzie leads the Buffaloes with 10 tackles, Jimmie Gilbert has one sack and Tedric Thompson has one interception.
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The Michigan Wolverines look to improve to 3-0 after outscoring their first two opponents, 114-17. Wilton Speight is completing 70 percent of his passes for 457 yards, seven touchdowns and one interception. Speight has eight touchdown passes with just 75 career pass attempts. Amara Darboh and Jehu Chesson have combined for 280 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Jake Butt has eight receptions. The Michigan Wolverines ground game is averaging 212.5 yards per contest, and Chris Evans leads the way with 147 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Michigan is allowing 8.5 points and 281.5 yards per game. Jabrill Peppers leads the Wolverines with 16 tackles, Mike McCray has two sacks and Channing Stribling has one interception.
The Buffaloes are 11-23-1 ATS in their last 35 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Wolverines are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
It's hard to take Colorado serious given the lack of comp it's played up to this point. We're also talking about a school that's lost 17 of its last 19 true road games. Michigan doesn't give up much defensively and has been tough to stop offensively when actually playing its starters. The Wolverines are likely going to over power the smaller Buffaloes.
Give me Michigan in another blowout.