Oregon State at Colorado - 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 -18.5 -- Over/Under: 60 See the Latest Odds
The Oregon State Beavers and Colorado Buffaloes meet Saturday afternoon in a Pac-12 matchup at Folsom Field.
The Oregon State Beavers look for their first road victory of the season to get back to a .500 record. Darell Garretson is completing 59.3 percent of his passes for 453 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. Garretson has zero touchdown passes in three of his last four games. Seth Collins and Victor Bolden Jr. have combined for 316 receiving yards and one touchdown while Ryan Nall has 12 receptions. The Oregon State Beavers ground game is averaging 143.6 yards per contest, and Nall leads the way with 176 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Oregon State is allowing 25 points and 385 yards per game. Devin Chappell leads the Beavers with 23 tackles, Titus Failauga has two sacks and Treston Decoud has two interceptions.
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The Colorado Buffaloes look to build on their surprising 3-1 start by getting another big victory. Sefo Liufau is completing 71.1 percent of his passes for 768 yards, six touchdowns and zero interceptions. Liufau and Steven Montez have combined for 11 touchdown passes this season. Devin Ross and Shay Fields have combined for 646 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Bryce Bobo has 13 receptions. The Colorado Buffaloes ground game is averaging 211.5 yards per contest, and Phillip Lindsay leads the way with 248 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Colorado is allowing 24.3 points and 306.5 yards per game. Kenneth Olugbode leads the Buffaloes with 28 tackles, Jimmie Gilbert has 2.5 sacks and Tedric Thompson has one interception.
The Beavers are 44-21-1 ATS in their last 66 games in October and 6-16 ATS in their last 22 games overall. The Buffaloes are 15-35-1 ATS in their last 51 games in October and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
This is a large spread for two teams that are pretty even in terms of talent. Also, Coloroado and Oregon State's last two meetings have been decided by a combined nine points. The Buffaloes have a banged up quarterback and don't play nearly as well offensively when Liufau isn't on the field. Also, Oregon State has held its own against decent comp this season and has a lot of close losses even dating back to last season. Remember, the Beavers nearly and probably should have beat Minnesota on the road opening week.
I'll take my points.