Friday, September 2, 2016
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The Colorado State Rams take on the Colorado Buffaloes on Friday, September 2, 2016 at Folsom Field. The opening line for this game has Colorado as 10 point favorites and the over/under was set at 55.5. Last season the Rams were 6-6-1 against the spread and their over/under record was 7-6-0. The Buffaloes had an over/under record of 4-9-0 and they were 5-7-1 against the spread.
Colorado State scored 29.6 points per game on offense last season, which ranked 62nd in Division 1. In the passing department, they averaged 17.8 passes on 30.1 attempts for a 59.3 percent completion percentage last season. They threw for a total of 228 yards per game through the air as well, which ranked them 61st in college football. The Rams ran for an average of 197.8 yards per game on 41.2 attempts for an average of 4.8 yards per carry. That ranked them 34th in the nation. They also ran 71.2 plays per contest and averaged 6 yards per play for an average of 425.8 yards per game, ranking their offense 48th overall last season. The Rams averaged 23.2 first downs per game which ranked them 29th in the country. They accumulated 71.3 penalty yards per game via 7.5 penalties, which ranked 10th in the nation.
Colorado State allowed 177.6 passing yards per game, ranking 9th in D-1, and they allowed 27.2 points per contest on defense, which ranked 63rd. They gave up 13.5 completions on 24.9 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 54. The Rams allowed 212.9 rushing yards per game on 42.5 carries for a 5 average per play, which ranked their rush defense 107th in the country. Colorado State allowed 390.5 total yards per game including 5.8 yards per play, which ranked their overall defense 56th in terms of yards per game. They forced 1.2 turnovers per contest and got flagged for 6.4 penalties for 56.3 yards per game, ranking them 73rd among D-1 teams.
Colorado averaged 24.6 points per game last season on offense, which ranked them 97th in the country. In the passing department, they completed 21.9 passes per game on 35.8 attempts for a 61.3 percent completion percentage. They threw for 239.3 yards through the air per game last year, ranking them 49th in Division 1. The Buffaloes ran for an average of 157.5 yards per game on 41.8 attempts for an average of 3.8 yards per carry last season, which ranked them 86th on the ground. They also ran 77.5 plays per game and averaged 5.1 yards per play for a total of 396.8 yards per game, ranking them 68th in the country on offense. The Buffaloes got an average of 22.4 first downs per game, which ranked 38th in the nation. They averaged 55.7 penalty yards per game via 6.2 penalties, ranking them 61st in college football.
Colorado allowed an average of 218.2 passing yards yards per game, which ranked 60th in Division 1. Their defense overall allowed 27.5 points per contest, which had them ranked 69th in the nation. They gave up 19.2 completions on 33.5 attempts for a completion percentage of 57.2 per game. The Buffaloes allowed 198.7 rushing yards per contest on 39.5 carries for a 5 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 100th in the country. Colorado allowed 416.9 total yards per game for an average of 5.7 yards per play, which ranked 85th in D-1. They forced 1.7 turnovers per contest and 6.4 penalties for 53.2 yards in each contest, ranking 58th in the nation.
Nick Stevens finished his last game of last season with 310 yards through the air for Colorado State. He completed 22 passes out of 42 attempts for a 52% completion percentage. The Rams were led in rushing by Izzy Matthews, who finished with 87 yards on 12 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 7 yards per carry. Rashard Higgins was the team leader in receiving with a total of 129 yards and 9 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 14 yards per reception. As a team in that game Colorado State got a total of 30 first downs by way of 12 rushing, 17 passing, and 1 by penalty. They ran 84 total plays for 532 yards for the game. The Rams ran for 222 yards on 42 attempts.
Cade Apsay finished his last game of last season with 145 yards through the air for Colorado. He completed 8 passes out of 18 attempts for a 44% completion percentage. The Buffaloes were led in rushing by Phillip Lindsay, who finished with 48 yards on 9 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Nelson Spruce was the team leader in receiving with a total of 111 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 22 yards per reception. Colorado got a total of 19 first downs by way of 5 rushing, 11 passing, and 3 by penalty. They ran 71 total plays for 307 yards for the game. The Buffaloes ran for 49 yards on 33 attempts.
Colorado State Betting Trends
Colorado State were 7-6-0 against the over/under last season
Colorado State had an ATS record of 6-6-1 last season
Colorado Betting Trends
Colorado were 4-9-0 against the over/under last season
Colorado had an ATS record of 5-7-1 last season
Injuries to Watch
08/22/16 RB Izzy Matthews Ankle "?" Friday vs. Colorado
08/22/16 TE Nolan Peralta Undisclosed "?" Friday vs. Colorado
08/22/16 OL Tomas Rivera Undisclosed "?" Friday vs. Colorado
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Colorado State
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