Colorado Buffaloes vs. Washington State Cougars - 11/19/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington State Cougars (8-2) at Colorado Buffaloes (8-2)
College Football: Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 3:30 pm (Folsom Field)
The Line: Colorado Buffaloes -4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Washington State Cougars will travel to play the Colorado Buffaloes in a PAC-12 college football game on Saturday.
The Colorado Buffaloes are 8-2 (6-1) this season after beating Arizona by a score of 49-24 in their last game. Colorado has won 4 games in a row and is currently 1st in the PAC-12 South standings. The Colorado offense is averaging 35.2 points per game with 204.7 rushing yards and 261.1 passing yards per game. Sefo Liufau is completing 67.2% of his passes for 1535 yards, 10 touchdowns, and 3 interceptions for Colorado. Phillip Lindsay has rushed for 937 yards and 13 touchdowns, while Kyle Evans has added 343 yards and 3 scores for the Buffaloes. Devin Ross has caught 48 passes for 543 yards and 5 touchdowns, while Shay Fields has added 40 catches for 710 yards and 8 touchdowns for Colorado. The Colorado defense is giving up 17.9 points per game with 131.5 rushing yards and 176.9 passing yards per game. Kenneth Olugbode has led the Colorado defense with 78 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, 2 sacks, and 2 interceptions, while Jimmie Gilbert has added 42 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, and 9 sacks. David Price has gone 4-5 on field goals, with a long of 54 yards.
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The Washington State Cougars are 8-2 (7-0) this season after beating California by a score of 56-21 in their last game. Washington State has won 8 games in a row and is currently 1st in the PAC-12 North standings. The Washington State offense is averaging 43.7 points per game with 132 rushing yards and 385.5 passing yards per game. Luke Falk is completing 73.9% of his passes for 3610 yards, 33 touchdowns, and 6 interceptions for Washington State. James Williams has rushed for 515 yards and 6 touchdowns, while Gerard Wicks has added 403 yards and 11 scores for the Cougars. Gabe Marks has caught 68 passes for 709 yards and 12 touchdowns, while River Cracraft has caught 53 passes for 701 yards and 5 touchdowns for Washington State. The Washington State defense is giving up 24.3 points per game with 116.9 rushing yards and 271.6 passing yards per game. Peyton Pelluer has led the Washington State defense with 64 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, and 1 sack, while Shalom Luani has added 45 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, 2 sacks, and 3 interceptions. Erik Powell has gone 5-10 on field goals, with a long of 36 yards.
Washington State is 9-1 ATS in their last 10 games against a team with a winning record and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 November games. The over is 4-1 in Washington State’s last 5 road games. Colorado is 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games on grass and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games. The under is 6-1 in Colorado’s last 7 home games. The road team is 5-1 ATS in these two teams last 6 meetings.
This should be a very good game between two good teams this season. Both of these teams came into the season with lower expectations than being ranked and in the conference title hunt. Colorado has been able to play very strong defense, while Washington State has been able to outscore teams and put up a lot of points. Washington State finds success while passing the ball, but goes up against a very good secondary. With Colorado at home, I think they will win, but I am going with Washington State to keep it close.