Utah Utes (1-2) at Colorado Buffaloes (4-0)
College Football: Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Folsom Field)
The Line: Colorado Buffaloes -1 -- Over/Under: 50.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Colorado Buffaloes battle the Utah Utes Saturday in week 15 Pac-12 college football action at Folsom Field in Boulder.
The Utah Utes could use a win here to finish their season with a .500 record. The Utah Utes have won three of their last four road games. Jake Bentley is completing 64.1 percent of his passes for 489 yards, three touchdowns and four interceptions. Bentley has four touchdown passes on his last 108 pass attempts. Brant Kuithe and Bryan Thompson have combined for 235 receiving yards and one touchdown while Ty Jordan has seven receptions. The Utah Utes ground game is averaging 185 yards per contest, and Jordan leads the way with 296 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Utah is allowing 27 points and 350.7 yards per game. Devin Lloyd leads the Utah Utes with 29 tackles, Mika Tafua has two sacks and Vonte Davis has two interceptions.
The Colorado Buffaloes look for another win to close out their season with a 5-0 record. The Colorado Buffaloes have won four straight home games. Sam Noyer is completing 62.1 percent of his passes for 742 yards, four touchdowns and four interceptions. Noyer has four touchdown passes on his last 117 pass attempts. Dimitri Stanley and La'Vontae Shenault have combined for 387 receiving yards and one touchdown while Brady Russell has five receptions. The Colorado Buffaloes ground game is averaging 245.5 yards per contest, and Jarek Broussard leads the way with 733 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Colorado is allowing 24.3 points and 363 yards per game. Nate Landman leads the Colorado Buffaloes with 47 tackles, Carson Wells has 3.5 sacks and Nigel Bethel Jr. has one interception.
The Utes are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 conference games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Buffaloes are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The under is 10-4-1 in Utes last 15 games overall. The under is 8-3 in Buffaloes last 11 Friday games. The Utes are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings.
The Utah Utes just aren't the same team from past seasons, as the offense has issues finishing drives and the defense gets gashed more than usual. The Colorado Buffaloes have just found ways to win all season long and they have a running game that can just suck the life out of an opponent. It's kind of surprising this line is nearly a pick em based on how both sides have looked this year.
I'll gladly back Colorado to complete the perfect regular season.