Oregon Ducks vs. Colorado Buffaloes - 9/24/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Buffaloes (2-1) at Oregon Ducks (2-1)
College Football: Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 5:30 pm (Autzen Stadium)
The Line: Oregon Ducks -7.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: PAC-12 Network
The Colorado Buffaloes will travel to play the Oregon Ducks in PAC-12 game in week 4.
The Oregon Ducks are 2-1 this season after losing to Nebraska by a score of 35-32. Oregon took the lead in the fourth quarter before Nebraska scored with just under 3 minutes to play for the win. The Oregon offense is averaging 43 points per game with 296 rushing yards and 249.3 passing yards per game. Dakota Prukop is completing 66.7% of his passes for 748 yards and 6 touchdowns for Oregon. Royce Freeman (Questionable) has rushed for 325 yards and 4 touchdowns, while Prukop has added 152 yards and 1 touchdown for the Ducks. Darren Carrington II has caught 11 passes for 176 yards and 1 touchdown, while Devon Allen has caught 4 passes for 141 yards and 1 touchdown for Oregon. The Oregon defense is giving up 29.7 points per game with 170 rushing yards per game and 232.7 passing yards per game. Tyree Robinson leads the Oregon defense with 18 tackles, 1 sack, and 2 pass breakups, while Troy Dye has added 17 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, and 1 sack. Aidan Schneider has gone 2-2 on field goals this season for Oregon, with a long of 31 yards.
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The Colorado Buffaloes are 2-1 this season after losing to Michigan by a score of 45-28. Colorado jumped out to an early lead in this game before Michigan stormed back for the win. The Colorado offense is averaging 42.7 points per game with 195.3 rushing yards and 304.7 passing yards per game. Sefo Liufau (Questionable) is completing 71.1% of his passes for 768 yards and 6 touchdowns, while Steven Montez is completing 35.3% of his passes for 117 yards and 2 touchdowns for Colorado. Phillip Lindsay has rushed for 176 yards and 4 touchdowns, while Kyle Evans has rushed for 110 yards and 2 touchdowns for the Buffaloes. Devin Ross has caught 18 passes for 202 yards and 4 touchdowns, while Shay Fields has caught 9 passes for 256 yards and 1 touchdown for Colorado. The Colorado defense is giving up 19.7 points per game with 119.7 rushing yards and 119.7 passing yards per game. Kenneth Olugbode has led the Buffaloes defense with 19 tackles and 1 sack, while Chidobe Awuzie has added 15 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 1 sack, and 1 interception. Diego Gonzalez (Questionable) has gone 3-4 on field goals for Colorado, with a long of 30 yards.
Colorado is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. The under is 4-0 in Colorado’s last 4 conference games. Oregon is 14-3 ATS in their last 17 conference games and 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games. The over is 4-1 in Oregon’s last 5 conference games. Colorado is 0-5 ATS in these two teams last 5 meetings.
This game will be decided if Sefo Liufau plays for Colorado under center. IF he plays, he could cause the Oregon defense a lot of trouble and give the Buffaloes a chance to win, but if he doesn’t, Oregon should win comfortably. I don’t like what I saw with Liufau’s chances to play this week, so I am going with Oregon in this one.