Washington Huskies vs. Colorado Buffaloes - 12/2/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Buffaloes (10-2) at Washington Huskies (11-1)
College Football: Friday, December 2, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Levi's Stadium)
The Line: Washington Huskies -7.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Colorado Buffaloes will play the Washington Huskies in the PAC-12 Championship Game on Friday night.
The Washington Huskies are 11-1 (8-1) this season after beating Washington State by a score of 45-17 in their last game. Washington has cruised through the PAC-12 schedule, with their only loss coming against USC. The Washington offense is averaging 44.8 points per game with 205.4 rushing yards and 279.6 passing yards per game. Jake Browning is completing 65% of his passes for 3162 yards, 40 touchdowns, and 7 interceptions for Washington. Myles Gaskin has rushed for 1180 yards and 10 touchdowns, while Lavon Coleman has rushed for 735 yards and 6 scores for the Huskies. John Ross has caught 72 passes for 1071 yards and 16 touchdowns, while Dante Pettis has added 49 catches for 787 yards and 14 touchdowns for Washington. The Huskies defense is giving up 17.8 points per game with 127 rushing yards and 201.1 passing yards per game. Azeem Victor has led the Washington defense with 67 tackles and 3 tackles for loss, while Budda Baker has added 61 tackles, 9 tackles for loss, 2 sacks, and 2 interceptions. Cameron Van Winkle has gone 14-18 on field goals, with a long of 45 yards.
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The Colorado Buffaloes are 10-2 (8-1) this season after beating Utah by a score of 27-22 in their last game. Colorado’s only conference loss was also to USC, by a score of 21-17. The Colorado offense is averaging 34.8 points per game with 201.1 rushing yards and 268.8 passing yards per game. Sefo Liufau is completing 64.6% of his passes for 2150 yards, 11 touchdowns, and 3 interceptions for Colorado. Phillip Lindsay has rushed for 1136 yards and 15 touchdowns, while Liufau has added 483 yards and 7 scores for the Buffaloes. Shay Field has led Colorado in receiving with 819 yards on 50 receptions, with 9 touchdowns. The Colorado defense is giving up 18.8 points per game with 135.9 rushing yards and 187.8 passing yards per game. Kenneth Olugbode has led the Colorado defense with 86 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, 2 sacks, and 2 interceptions, while Rick Gamboa has added 64 tackles and 1 interception. David Price has gone 4-6 on field goals, with a long of 54 yards.
Colorado is 11-2 ATS in their last 13 games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games. The under is 4-1 in Colorado’s last 5 Friday games. Washington is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games on grass and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 December games. The over is 8-3 in Colorado’s last 11 conference games. Colorado is 0-6 ATS in these two teams last 6 meetings.
This should be an outstanding football game between two very good teams for the PAC-12 Championship. Colorado has surprised everyone and has been able to play very good football on both sides of the ball. Washington has also played well this season and has been able to blow out a good portion of their opponents. I like Colorado to keep surprising everyone and have a chance to win this game late.