Colorado Buffaloes vs. Utah Utes - 11/26/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah Utes (8-3) at Colorado Buffaloes (9-2)
College Football: Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Folsom Field)
The Line: Colorado Buffaloes -12 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Utah Utes will travel to play the Colorado Buffaloes in a PAC-12 college football game on Saturday.
The Colorado Buffaloes are 9-2 (7-1) this season after beating Washington State by a score of 38-24 in their last game. Colorado has won 5 games in a row and is currently 1st in the PAC-12 South standings. The Colorado offense is averaging 35.5 points per game with 209.5 rushing yards and 268.7 passing yards per game. Sefo Liufau is completing 67% of his passes for 1880 yards, 10 touchdowns, and 3 interceptions for Colorado. Phillip Lindsay has rushed for 1081 yards and 15 touchdowns, while Sefo Liufau has added 424 yards and 6 scores for the Buffaloes. Devin Ross has caught 56 passes for 664 yards and 5 touchdowns, while Shay Fields has added 43 passes for 741 yards and 8 touchdowns for Colorado. The Colorado defense is giving up 18.5 points per game with 132 rushing yards and 190.4 passing yards per game. Kenneth Olugbode has led the Colorado defense with 81 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, 2 sacks, and 2 interceptions, while Rick Gamboa has 56 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, and 1 interception. Chris Graham has gone 7-11 on field goals, with a long of 46 yards.
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The Utah Utes are 8-3 (5-3) this season after losing to Oregon by a score of 30-28 in their last game. Utah had the lead late in the 4th before Oregon scored with 2 seconds left for the win. The Utah offense is averaging 30.9 points per game with 213.4 rushing yards and 222.1 passing yards per game. Troy Williams is completing 56% of his passes for 2419 yards, 14 touchdowns, and 5 interceptions for Utah. Joe Williams has rushed for 1088 yards and 9 touchdowns, while Zack Moss has rushed for 373 yards and 4 scores for the Utes. Tim Patrick has caught 38 passes for 606 yards and 5 touchdowns and Raelon Singleton has caught 25 passes for 448 yards and 4 touchdowns for Utah. The Utes defense is giving up 23.6 points per game with 131.6 rushing yards and 255.6 passing yards per game. Chase Hansen has led the Utah defense with 73 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, 1 sack, and 3 interceptions, while Cody Barton has 66 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, and 1 sack. Andy Phillips has gone 14-17 on field goals, with a long of 47 yards.
Utah is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in November and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS loss. The over is 5-0 in Utah’s last 5 games on grass. Colorado is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 8-1 ATS in their last 9 conference games. The under is 6-2 in Colorado’s last 8 home games. The Utes are 0-5 ATS in these two teams last 5 meetings.
Colorado comes into this game needing a win in order to get to the PAC-12 Championship game, while Utah is just trying to get to 9 wins. This should be a very competitive game against two good defensive teams. Colorado has the slight advantage on offense, but I think Utah will play tough to close out the season.