Colorado Buffaloes vs. Oregon State Beavers - 10/1/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oregon State Beavers (1-2) at Colorado Buffaloes (3-1)
College Football: Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 2:30 pm (Folsom Field)
The Line: Colorado Buffaloes -17 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: PAC-12 Network
The Oregon State Beavers will travel to play the Colorado Buffaloes in a PAC-12 game on Saturday.
The Colorado Buffaloes are 3-1 (1-0) this season after beating Oregon by a score of 41-38 in their last game. Colorado was able to come from behind and win this game with their backup quarterback, while playing in Oregon. The Colorado offense is averaging 42.2 points per game with 211.5 rushing yards and 311.8 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 59.2% of his passes for 450 yards, 5 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions for Colorado. Phillip Lindsay has rushed for 248 yards and 5 touchdowns, while Kyle Evans has rushed for 171 yards and 2 touchdowns for the Buffaloes. Devin Ross has caught 25 passes for 255 yards and 5 touchdowns, while Shay Fields has caught 14 passes for 291 yards and 2 touchdowns for Colorado. The Colorado defense is giving up 24.2 points per game with 143.5 rushing yards and 163 passing yards per game. Kenneth Olugbode has led the Colorado defense with 28 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, and 1 sack, while Chidobe Awuzie has added 19 tackles, 1 sack, and 1 interception. Diego Gonzalez has gone 3-4 on field goals, while Chris Graham has gone 2-3 on field goals for Colorado.
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The Oregon State Beavers are 1-2 this season after losing to Boise State by a score of 38-24 last weekend. Oregon State trailed by 24 points at halftime and was able to chip away in the second half, but came up short in the comeback effort. The Oregon State offense is averaging 28 points per game with 143.7 rushing yards and 197 passing yards per game. Darell Garretson (Probable) is completing 59.3% of his passes for 453 yards, 3 touchdowns, and 1 interception for Oregon State. Ryan Nall has rushed for 176 yards and 3 touchdowns, while Victor Bolden has rushed for 105 yards and 1 touchdown for the Beavers. Seth Collins has caught 16 passes for 185 yards, while Victor Bolden has caught 13 passes for 131 yards and 1 touchdown for Oregon State. The Oregon State defense is giving up 25 points per game with 186.7 rushing yards and 198.3 passing yards per game. Devin Chappell has led the Oregon State defense with 23 tackles and 1 sack, while Treston Decoud has added 19 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, and 2 interceptions. Garrett Owens has gone 4-6 on field goals for Oregon State, with a long of 45 yards.
Oregon State is 3-13 ATS in their last 16 conference games and 6-16 ATS in their last 22 games overall. The over is 7-3 in Oregon State’s last 10 games on grass. Colorado is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 conference games. The under is 4-1 in Colorado’s last 5 conference games.
Colorado has been extremely impressive this season and will look to continue that against the Beavers. Both quarterbacks have played well for the Buffaloes, which doesn’t give me any worry concerning who will start this week. Oregon State has struggled to start the season and will be on the road for this game. The Oregon State offense disappears at times, which will need to be corrected if they hope to turn the season around. I like Colorado in this game.