Saturday, September 17, 2016
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The Colorado Buffaloes take on the Michigan Wolverines on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Michigan Stadium. The opening line for this game has Michigan as 19.5 point favorites. This season the Buffaloes are 2-0-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-1-0. The Wolverines have an over/under record of 2-0-0 and they are 2-0-0 against the spread.
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Sefo Liufau finished with 204 yards through the air for Colorado last week. He completed 15 passes out of 18 attempts for a 83% completion percentage. The Buffaloes were led in rushing by Sefo Liufau, who finished with 54 yards on 6 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 9 yards per carry. Kabion Ento was the team leader in receiving with a total of 88 yards and 2 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 44 yards per reception. As a team in that game Colorado got a total of 32 first downs by way of 15 rushing, 13 passing, and 4 by penalty. They ran 88 total plays for 597 yards for the game. The Buffaloes ran for 262 yards on 57 attempts.
Wilton Speight finished with 312 yards through the air for Michigan last week. He completed 25 passes out of 37 attempts for a 68% completion percentage. The Wolverines were led in rushing by De'Veon Smith, who finished with 38 yards on 10 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Amara Darboh 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. Michigan got a total of 23 first downs by way of 8 rushing, 13 passing, and 2 by penalty. They ran 82 total plays for 447 yards for the game. The Wolverines ran for 119 yards on 41 attempts.
Colorado scores 50 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 11th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 22.5 passes on 32 attempts for a 70.3 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 326.5 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 17th in college football. The Buffaloes run for an average of 261 yards per game on 56.5 attempts for an average of 4.6 yards per carry. That ranks them 20th in the nation. They also run 88.5 plays per contest and average 6.6 yards per play for an average of 587.5 yards per game, ranking their offense 7th overall this season. The Buffaloes average 30 first downs per game which ranks them 5th in the country. They accumulate 36 penalty yards per game via 4.5 penalties, which ranks 112th in the nation.
Colorado allows 62 passing yards per game, ranking 2nd in D-1, and they allow 7 points per contest on defense, which ranks 6th. They give up 15.5 completions on 35 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 44.3. The Buffaloes allow 98.5 rushing yards per game on 24.5 carries for an average of 4 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 30th in the country. Colorado allows 160.5 total yards per game including 2.7 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 1st in terms of yards per game. They force 2.5 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5 penalties for 46.5 yards per game, ranking them 40th among D-1 teams.
Michigan averages 57 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 5th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 22 passes per game on 30.5 attempts for a 72.1 percent completion percentage. They throw for 267 yards through the air per game, ranking them 42nd in Division 1. The Wolverines run for an average of 212.5 yards per game on 40 attempts for an average of 5.3 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 45th on the ground. They also run 70.5 plays per game and average 6.8 yards per play for a total of 479.5 yards per game, ranking them 38th in the country on offense. The Wolverines get an average of 24.5 first downs per game, which ranks 33rd in the nation. They average 26.5 penalty yards per game via 2.5 penalties, ranking them 123rd in college football.
Michigan allows an average of 103.5 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 9th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 8.5 points per contest, which has them ranked 9th in the nation. They give up 9 completions on 22.5 attempts for a completion percentage of 40 per game. The Wolverines allow 178 rushing yards per contest on 41.5 carries for a 4.3 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 90th in the country. Michigan allows 281.5 total yards per game for an average of 4.4 yards per play, which ranks 29th in D-1. They force 2 turnovers per contest and 8.5 penalties for 68 yards in each contest, ranking 94th in the nation.
Colorado Betting Trends
Colorado is 1-1-0 against the over/under this season
Colorado has an ATS record of 2-0-0 this season
Michigan Betting Trends
Michigan is 2-0-0 against the over/under this season
Michigan has an ATS record of 2-0-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/11/16 WR Jaleel Awini Back "?" Saturday vs. Michigan
09/11/16 RB Michael Adkins II Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Michigan
09/11/16 S Tedric Thompson Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Michigan
09/11/16 DT Bryan Mone Leg "?" Saturday vs. Colorado
09/11/16 CB David Long Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Colorado
09/11/16 RB Drake Johnson Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Colorado
09/11/16 CB Jourdan Lewis Back "?" Saturday vs. Colorado
09/11/16 RB Kareem Walker Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Colorado
09/11/16 LB Noah Furbush Leg "?" Saturday vs. Colorado
09/11/16 DE Taco Charlton Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Colorado
Josh's Pick: Take Colorado
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