UCLA vs. Colorado - 11/2/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UCLA vs. Colorado
Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 8:00 PM (Rose Bowl )
UCLA -6 O/U 65
The Colorado Buffaloes are set to visit Rose Bowl in Los Angeles, California for a Pac-12 clash against the UCLA Bruins. The Colorado Buffaloes come into this matchup with a 3-5 record, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping their recent home game against the USC Trojans, 35-31. QB Steven Montez had a big game through the air for Colorado as he connected on 27 of his 43 pass attempts for 324 yards and 3 TDs. WR Laviska Shenault Jr. was the top target for Montez and the Buffaloes as he racked up 172 yards and a TD on 9 catches.
The Colorado Buffaloes struggled on the defensive side of the ball against the USC Trojans as they allowed them to score 35 points and rack up a total of 518 yards of offense. Senior LB Davion Taylor led the way for the Colorado defense with 8 tackles and 1 TFL. Freshman CB K.J. Trujillo had a productive game from the secondary for the Buffaloes as he racked up 6 tackles, 1 sack, and 1 pass deflection while also contributing the lone interception of the game.
The UCLA Bruins come into this matchup with a 3-5 record, and they will be looking to continue their success after winning their recent home game against the Arizona State Sun Devils, 42-32. QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson had a productive game through the air as he threw for 176 yards and 2 TDs. RB Joshua Kelly had a big game on the ground for the Bruins as he racked up 164 yards and 4 TDs on 34 carries.
The UCLA Bruins struggled on the defensive side of the ball against the Arizona State Sun Devils as they allowed 32 points and a total of 383 yards of offense. Sophomore DB Stephan Blaylock led the way for the UCLA defense with 7 tackles and 1 forced fumble. Junior DL Osa Odighizuwa was able to get into the Arizona State backfield and contribute the lone sack of the game while also pitching in 5 tackles.
The UCLA Bruins have played much better football as of recent and their latest win was the most impressive as they dominated a ranked Arizona State team through 3 quarters (42-10). UCLA has one of the top RBs in the Pac-12 with Joshua Kelly as he has compiled 735 yards and 7 TDs this season, and Colorado has been awful on the defensive side of the ball as they are allowing an average of 34.9 PPG. Colorado has dropped 4 consecutive games, and they have failed to keep an opponent under 30 points this season. UCLA will come into this game with a sense of confidence as they are on a 3-game winning streak, and they should pull away with a nice home win.