Saturday, November 12, 2016
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The Colorado Buffaloes take on the Arizona Wildcats on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Arizona Stadium. The opening line for this game has Colorado as 16.5 point favorites. This season the Buffaloes are 8-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-6-0. The Wildcats have an over/under record of 5-4-0 and they are 1-8-0 against the spread.
Sefo Liufau finished with 143 yards through the air for Colorado last week. He completed 19 passes out of 30 attempts for a 63% completion percentage. The Buffaloes were led in rushing by Phillip Lindsay, who finished with 73 yards on 24 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Phillip Lindsay was the team leader in receiving with a total of 76 yards and 11 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 7 yards per reception. As a team in that game Colorado got a total of 24 first downs. Of those first downs, 8 came on the ground while 10 came through the air. They ran 85 total plays for 304 yards for the game. The Buffaloes ran for 144 yards on 52 attempts.
Anu Solomon finished with 122 yards passing for Arizona last week. He went 9 for 13, resulting in a 69% completion percentage. The Wildcats were led on the ground by Samajie Grant, who finished with 77 yards on 8 carries. He ended the game with an average of 10 yards per rush. Cam Denson led the team in receiving with 77 yards and 4 catches. He finished the game with an average of 19 yards per reception. Arizona had 14 first downs total. 7 came from running the ball and 4 came from a pass. They ran 53 total plays for 286 yards for the contest. The Wildcats ran for 158 yards on 30 carries as a team.
Colorado scores 33.7 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 40th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 21.1 passes on 32.7 attempts for a 64.6 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 266.4 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 33rd in college football. The Buffaloes run for an average of 208 yards per game on 48.2 attempts for an average of 4.3 yards per carry. That ranks them 39th in the nation. They also run 80.9 plays per contest and average 5.9 yards per play for an average of 474.4 yards per game, ranking their offense 32nd overall this season. The Buffaloes average 25.2 first downs per game which ranks them 17th in the country. They accumulate 50.4 penalty yards per game via 5.8 penalties, which ranks 82nd in the nation.
Colorado allows 178.7 passing yards per game, ranking 10th in D-1, and they allow 17.2 points per contest on defense, which ranks 12th. They give up 16.8 completions on 32.8 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 51.2. The Buffaloes allow 117.2 rushing yards per game on 33.7 carries for an average of 3.5 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 16th in the country. Colorado allows 295.9 total yards per game including 4.5 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 9th in terms of yards per game. They force 2.1 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.8 penalties for 48.7 yards per game, ranking them 41st among D-1 teams.
Arizona averages 22.2 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 114th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 14 passes per game on 26.8 attempts for a 52.3 percent completion percentage. They throw for 190.8 yards through the air per game, ranking them 104th in Division 1. The Wildcats run for an average of 210 yards per game on 41 attempts for an average of 5.1 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 37th on the ground. They also run 67.8 plays per game and average 5.9 yards per play for a total of 400.8 yards per game, ranking them 71st in the country on offense. The Wildcats get an average of 20.1 first downs per game, which ranks 88th in the nation. They average 55.6 penalty yards per game via 5.8 penalties, ranking them 59th in college football.
Arizona allows an average of 272.4 passing yards per game, which ranks 112th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 37.1 points per contest, which has them ranked 117th in the nation. They give up 22.6 completions on 35.7 attempts for a completion percentage of 63.2 per game. The Wildcats allow 202.8 rushing yards per contest on 40.7 carries for a 5 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 97th in the country. Arizona allows 475.2 total yards per game for an average of 6.2 yards per play, which ranks 117th in D-1. They force 1.1 turnovers per contest and 9.1 penalties for 78.3 yards in each contest, ranking 127th in the nation.
Colorado Betting Trends
Colorado is 3-6-0 against the over/under this season
Colorado has an ATS record of 8-1-0 this season
Arizona Betting Trends
Arizona is 5-4-0 against the over/under this season
Arizona has an ATS record of 1-8-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/06/16 DB Jaisen Sanchez Knee "?" Saturday vs. Arizona U
11/06/16 LB Trent Headley Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Arizona U
09/30/16 WR Juwann Winfree Knee out for season
09/19/16 LB Derek McCartney ACL out for season
09/18/16 PK Diego Gonzalez Achilles out for season
11/06/16 CB DaVonte' Neal Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Colorado
11/06/16 LB Michael Barton Knee "?" Saturday vs. Colorado
11/06/16 WR Tyrell Johnson Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Colorado
10/21/16 RB Nick Wilson Knee out indefinitely
10/11/16 LB Cody Ippolito Knee out for season
09/24/16 RB J.J. Taylor Ankle out indefinitely
09/22/16 LB Marquis Ware Personal has left team
09/14/16 RB Orlando Bradford Dismissed has left the team
09/02/16 TE Brion Anduze Knee out for season
09/02/16 LB Jacob Colacion Knee expected to redshirt
09/02/16 OL Keenan Walker Suspension out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Arizona +16.5
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