Oregon at Colorado - 10/3/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oregon Ducks (2-1) at Colorado Buffaloes (3-1)
College Football: Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Folsom Field)
The Line: Colorado Buffaloes +7.5 -- Over/Under: 69 See the Latest Odds
The Oregon Ducks and Colorado Buffaloes square off late Saturday night at Folsom Field.
The Oregon Ducks need a victory to get a game above a .500 record. Vernon Adams Jr. is completing 60.6 percent of his passes for 581 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions. Adams is currently 10th in the SEC in completion percentage. Bralon Addison and Charles Nelson have combined for 369 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Dwayne Stanford has seven receptions. The Oregon Ducks ground game is averaging 285.2 yards per contest, and Royce Freeman leads the way with 450 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Oregon is allowing 40.8 points and 474.8 yards per game. Joe Walker leads the Ducks with 29 tackles, DeForest Buckner has 1.5 sacks and Tyree Robinson has two interceptions. DeForest Buckner, Doug Brenner and Tyrell Crosby are questionable.
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The Colorado Buffaloes look for a big win to improve to a four-game winning streak. Sefo Liufau is completing 58.9 percent of his passes for 771 yards, four touchdowns and one interception. Liufau has a touchdown pass in 10 of his last 11 games. Nelson Spruce and Shay Fields have combined for 478 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Devin Ross has six receptions. The Colorado Buffaloes ground game is averaging 272 yards per contest, and Christian Powell leads the way with 245 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Colorado is allowing 16.5 points and 341.3 yards per game. Ken Crawley leads the Buffaloes with 22 tackles, Jered Bell has two interceptions and Chidobe Awuzie has three pass deflections. Addison Gillam, Derek McCartney and Michael Adkins II are questionable.
The Ducks are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 conference games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Buffaloes are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss and 15-35-1 ATS in their last 51 games in October. The Ducks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings.
The Oregon Ducks are really, really struggling. Not only has Oregon lost two of its last three games, but it also struggled in the season opener against Eastern Washington. Colorado has been on a roll the past couple of weeks and has a tough home field advantage. However, the Buffaloes haven't faced a team worth mentioning so far and will struggle with all of the Ducks speed.
I'll take Oregon by double digits.