Oregon State Beavers vs. Colorado Buffaloes Free Pick - 9/28/13
Colorado Buffaloes (2-0) at Oregon State Beavers (3-1)
NCAAF Football: Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 3:00 pm (Reser Stadium)
The Line: Oregon State Beavers -11.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: PAC 12 Network
The Colorado Buffaloes look to topple the Oregon State Beavers in week five college football action.
Following a two week lay off Colorado gets back to the gridiron. The offense has lit it up with 41 points in the season opener versus Colorado State and 38 against Central Arkansas in a pair of 14 point victories. Having said that neither opponent are what I would consider big tests so we really need to see more of this team to know where they stand. Centrlal Arkansas did put up a good fight and had a 24-17 lead in the 4th before the Buffaloes returned a pick 74 yards for six on the way to 21 straight points. In the end the difference maker was Connor Wood and his 341 passing yards with three TD's and a pair of picks with Paul Richardson hauling down eleven balls for 209 yards and two score.
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The one thing I have learned about Oregon State is the Beavers can score some points. The second thing I've learned is opponents have found the end zone quite often as well which makes for some entertaining football unless you are an OSU fan. The Beavers 34-30 win over San Diego State followed this script perfectly with a 20-3 4th quarter surge erasing a nine point hole. Neither team ran the ball at all but Oregon State was more explosive through the air behind Sean Mannion who completed 38-55 for 367 yards with a trio of scoring strikes. The defense pulled out the win with defeat staring them in the face with an unexpected 16 yard pick six with 2 1/2 minutes remaining in regulation.
I think Oregon State gets the win but they have had the tendency to play things tight for what ever reason. I'm having a difficult time nailing this team down but I would not feel comfortable laying the points or taking them but I'm more of a dog type player...