Saturday, November 26, 2016
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The Utah Utes take on the Colorado Buffaloes on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at Folsom Field. The opening line for this game has Colorado as 11 point favorites. This season the Utes are 6-5-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-5-0. The Buffaloes have an over/under record of 5-6-0 and they are 10-1-0 against the spread.
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Troy Williams finished with 235 yards through the air for Utah last week. He completed 20 passes out of 30 attempts for a 67% completion percentage. The Utes were led in rushing by Joe Williams, who finished with 149 yards on 23 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 7 yards per carry. Tim Patrick was the team leader in receiving with a total of 58 yards and 6 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 10 yards per reception. As a team in that game Utah got a total of 24 first downs. Of those first downs, 8 came on the ground while 16 came through the air. They ran 73 total plays for 453 yards for the game. The Utes ran for 218 yards on 37 attempts.
Sefo Liufau finished with 345 yards passing for Colorado last week. He went 27 for 41, resulting in a 66% completion percentage. The Buffaloes were led on the ground by Phillip Lindsay, who finished with 144 yards on 31 carries. He ended the game with an average of 5 yards per rush. Devin Ross led the team in receiving with 121 yards and 8 catches. He finished the game with an average of 15 yards per reception. Colorado had 31 first downs total. 15 came from running the ball and 15 came from a pass. They ran 100 total plays for 603 yards for the contest. The Buffaloes ran for 258 yards on 59 carries as a team.
Utah scores 30.9 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 56th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 17 passes on 30.5 attempts for a 55.8 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 222.1 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 77th in college football. The Utes run for an average of 213.4 yards per game on 43.4 attempts for an average of 4.9 yards per carry. That ranks them 32nd in the nation. They also run 73.8 plays per contest and average 5.9 yards per play for an average of 435.5 yards per game, ranking their offense 49th overall this season. The Utes average 22.6 first downs per game which ranks them 44th in the country. They accumulate 60.3 penalty yards per game via 7.1 penalties, which ranks 37th in the nation.
Utah allows 255.6 passing yards per game, ranking 98th in D-1, and they allow 23.6 points per contest on defense, which ranks 38th. They give up 19.6 completions on 34.8 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 56.4. The Utes allow 131.4 rushing yards per game on 32 carries for an average of 4.1 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 30th in the country. Utah allows 387 total yards per game including 5.8 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 49th in terms of yards per game. They force 2.4 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6 penalties for 50.4 yards per game, ranking them 52nd among D-1 teams.
Colorado averages 35.5 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 32nd in the country. In the passing department, they complete 21.5 passes per game on 32.9 attempts for a 65.2 percent completion percentage. They throw for 268.7 yards through the air per game, ranking them 33rd in Division 1. The Buffaloes run for an average of 209.7 yards per game on 48.9 attempts for an average of 4.3 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 37th on the ground. They also run 81.8 plays per game and average 5.8 yards per play for a total of 478.5 yards per game, ranking them 27th in the country on offense. The Buffaloes get an average of 25.9 first downs per game, which ranks 9th in the nation. They average 53.7 penalty yards per game via 6.2 penalties, ranking them 70th in college football.
Colorado allows an average of 189.8 passing yards per game, which ranks 18th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 18.5 points per contest, which has them ranked 13th in the nation. They give up 17.2 completions on 34 attempts for a completion percentage of 50.5 per game. The Buffaloes allow 131.7 rushing yards per contest on 34.3 carries for a 3.8 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 31st in the country. Colorado allows 321.5 total yards per game for an average of 4.7 yards per play, which ranks 14th in D-1. They force 2 turnovers per contest and 6.4 penalties for 55.5 yards in each contest, ranking 74th in the nation.
Utah Betting Trends
Utah is 6-5-0 against the over/under this season
Utah has an ATS record of 6-5-0 this season
Colorado Betting Trends
Colorado is 5-6-0 against the over/under this season
Colorado has an ATS record of 10-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/20/16 LB Marcus Sanders-Williams Undisclosed out for season
10/13/16 RB Armand Shyne Knee out for season
10/04/16 OL J.J. Dielman Leg out for season
09/13/16 DE Kylie Fitts Foot out for season
08/15/16 TE Siale Fakailoatonga Knee out for season
11/20/16 DB Ahkello Witherspoon Leg injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Utah
11/20/16 WR Bryce Bobo Leg injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Utah
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
Josh's Pick: Take Colorado -11
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