Colorado State Rams vs. Boise State Broncos Pick-Odds-Prediction - 11/2/13
Boise State Broncos (5-3) at Colorado State Rams (4-4)
NCAAF Football: Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 8:00 pm (Hughes Stadium)
The Line: Colorado State Rams 10 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CBS Sports Network HD
The Boise State Broncos take the field with the Colorado State Rams at Hughes Stadium.
Over the years we have been accustomed to seeing Boise State deliver some huge knock out blows to opponents but we saw the tables turned on the Broncos in a 37-20 defeat at Brigham Young. The Cougars did win big with 568 yards of offense with the ability to run and throw but one could argue Boise stopped themselves. The proof was in the numbers with 500 yards split between the ground and air but three lost fumbles and a pick did them in. BSU ran for 214 yards and nearly five yards per pop with Jay Ajayi rumbling for 151 yards on 23 carries while Grant Hedrick (25-42/232) threw for six and tossed an interception. Mistakes and the BYU offense proved to be too much of a one, two punch to deal with.
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If somebody would have said Colorado State would be 4-4 after eight games I would never have believed it. Yet that's exactly what we have with five games remaining that will determine if the Rams have what it takes to go Bowling. They took a step in the right direction with a 35-28 victory at Hawaii as they held a 35-17 lead until a late Warriors rally made the final score more respectable. Both teams broke 400 yards in total offense with the Rams being the far more balanced team. Kapri Bibbs was the workhorse on the ground with 133 yards on 33 carries with three trips to the end zone while Donnell Alexander added another 81 yards. Garrett Grayson gave the air attack some punch, going 15-26 for 177 yards with a touchdown and interception as CSU built a big lead only to watch the defense nearly give it back late.
I have to say Boise is the better team but much of what happens will depend on what an inexperienced Hedrick does. The Rams as double digit home dogs is very tempting if their defense shows some back bone for four quarters...