Thursday, November 3, 2016
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The UCLA Bruins take on the Colorado Buffaloes on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at Folsom Field. The opening line for this game has Colorado as 10 point favorites. This season the Bruins are 2-6-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-4-1. The Buffaloes have an over/under record of 3-5-0 and they are 8-0-0 against the spread.
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Mike Fafaul finished with 464 yards through the air for UCLA last week. He completed 40 passes out of 70 attempts for a 57% completion percentage. The Bruins were led in rushing by Bolu Olorunfunmi, who finished with 24 yards on 9 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Nate Iese was the team leader in receiving with a total of 146 yards and 8 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 18 yards per reception. As a team in that game UCLA got a total of 29 first downs. Of those first downs, 3 came on the ground while 21 came through the air. They ran 87 total plays for 510 yards for the game. The Bruins ran for 46 yards on 16 attempts.
Sefo Liufau finished with 135 yards passing for Colorado last week. He went 12 for 25, resulting in a 48% completion percentage. The Buffaloes were led on the ground by Phillip Lindsay, who finished with 131 yards on 12 carries. He ended the game with an average of 11 yards per rush. Shay Fields led the team in receiving with 51 yards and 4 catches. He finished the game with an average of 13 yards per reception. Colorado had 23 first downs total. 15 came from running the ball and 7 came from a pass. They ran 74 total plays for 359 yards for the contest. The Buffaloes ran for 224 yards on 49 carries as a team.
UCLA scores 28.4 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 73rd in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 25.6 passes on 44.4 attempts for a 57.7 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 336.8 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 11th in college football. The Bruins run for an average of 85.5 yards per game on 30.4 attempts for an average of 2.8 yards per carry. That ranks them 128th in the nation. They also run 74.8 plays per contest and average 5.6 yards per play for an average of 422.3 yards per game, ranking their offense 56th overall this season. The Bruins average 22.1 first downs per game which ranks them 50th in the country. They accumulate 49.9 penalty yards per game via 5.4 penalties, which ranks 83rd in the nation.
UCLA allows 195.8 passing yards per game, ranking 24th in D-1, and they allow 26.8 points per contest on defense, which ranks 59th. They give up 18.3 completions on 36.1 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 50.5. The Bruins allow 173 rushing yards per game on 38.1 carries for an average of 4.5 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 68th in the country. UCLA allows 368.8 total yards per game including 5 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 38th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.8 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6 penalties for 56.8 yards per game, ranking them 83rd among D-1 teams.
Colorado averages 35.4 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 32nd in the country. In the passing department, they complete 21.3 passes per game on 32.6 attempts for a 65.1 percent completion percentage. They throw for 279.8 yards through the air per game, ranking them 30th in Division 1. The Buffaloes run for an average of 216 yards per game on 47.8 attempts for an average of 4.5 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 32nd on the ground. They also run 80.4 plays per game and average 6.2 yards per play for a total of 495.8 yards per game, ranking them 19th in the country on offense. The Buffaloes get an average of 25.4 first downs per game, which ranks 16th in the nation. They average 40.8 penalty yards per game via 5 penalties, ranking them 115th in college football.
Colorado allows an average of 177.9 passing yards per game, which ranks 14th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 18.1 points per contest, which has them ranked 13th in the nation. They give up 17 completions on 33.3 attempts for a completion percentage of 51.1 per game. The Buffaloes allow 128.8 rushing yards per contest on 34.1 carries for a 3.8 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 27th in the country. Colorado allows 306.6 total yards per game for an average of 4.6 yards per play, which ranks 12th in D-1. They force 2.3 turnovers per contest and 4.9 penalties for 42.8 yards in each contest, ranking 16th in the nation.
UCLA Betting Trends
UCLA is 3-4-1 against the over/under this season
UCLA has an ATS record of 2-6-0 this season
Colorado Betting Trends
Colorado is 3-5-0 against the over/under this season
Colorado has an ATS record of 8-0-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/31/16 DL Eddie Vanderdoes Ankle probable Thursday vs. Colorado
10/30/16 QB Josh Rosen Shoulder out indefinitely
10/30/16 OL Kolton Miller Leg "?" Thursday vs. Colorado
10/30/16 DB Nate Meadors Groin "?" Thursday vs. Colorado
09/20/16 LB Mique Juarez Personal out indefinitely
10/31/16 PK Davis Price Mononucleosis "?" Thursday vs. UCLA
10/30/16 OL Aaron Haigler Knee "?" Thursday vs. UCLA
10/30/16 DB Jaisen Sanchez Knee "?" Thursday vs. UCLA
10/30/16 TE Sean Irwin Undisclosed "?" Thursday vs. UCLA
10/30/16 LB Trent Headley Shoulder "?" Thursday vs. UCLA
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
Guy's Pick: Take Colorado
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