Saturday, November 19, 2016
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The Washington State Cougars take on the Colorado Buffaloes on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Folsom Field. The opening line for this game has Colorado as 6 point favorites. This season the Cougars are 6-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-4-0. The Buffaloes have an over/under record of 4-6-0 and they are 9-1-0 against the spread.
Luke Falk finished with 311 yards through the air for Washington State last week. He completed 32 passes out of 35 attempts for a 91% completion percentage. The Cougars were led in rushing by James Williams, who finished with 72 yards on 12 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. River Cracraft was the team leader in receiving with a total of 90 yards and 2 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 45 yards per reception. As a team in that game Washington State got a total of 34 first downs. Of those first downs, 7 came on the ground while 22 came through the air. They ran 84 total plays for 614 yards for the game. The Cougars ran for 140 yards on 32 attempts.
Sefo Liufau finished with 143 yards passing for Colorado last week. He went 19 for 30, resulting in a 63% completion percentage. The Buffaloes were led on the ground by Phillip Lindsay, who finished with 73 yards on 24 carries. He ended the game with an average of 3 yards per rush. Phillip Lindsay led the team in receiving with 76 yards and 11 catches. He finished the game with an average of 7 yards per reception. Colorado had 24 first downs total. 8 came from running the ball and 10 came from a pass. They ran 85 total plays for 304 yards for the contest. The Buffaloes ran for 144 yards on 52 carries as a team.
Washington State scores 44.3 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 8th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 37.8 passes on 51 attempts for a 74.1 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 385.5 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 2nd in college football. The Cougars run for an average of 133.4 yards per game on 29.1 attempts for an average of 4.6 yards per carry. That ranks them 112th in the nation. They also run 80.1 plays per contest and average 6.5 yards per play for an average of 518.9 yards per game, ranking their offense 8th overall this season. The Cougars average 28.5 first downs per game which ranks them 2nd in the country. They accumulate 76.1 penalty yards per game via 8.6 penalties, which ranks 5th in the nation.
Washington State allows 271.6 passing yards per game, ranking 114th in D-1, and they allow 24.3 points per contest on defense, which ranks 43rd. They give up 21.8 completions on 35.3 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 61.8. The Cougars allow 117.3 rushing yards per game on 29.2 carries for an average of 4 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 20th in the country. Washington State allows 388.9 total yards per game including 6 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 50th in terms of yards per game. They force 2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7 penalties for 73.3 yards per game, ranking them 121st among D-1 teams.
Colorado averages 35.2 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 35th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 20.9 passes per game on 32.1 attempts for a 65.1 percent completion percentage. They throw for 261.1 yards through the air per game, ranking them 39th in Division 1. The Buffaloes run for an average of 204.7 yards per game on 48 attempts for an average of 4.3 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 37th on the ground. They also run 80.1 plays per game and average 5.8 yards per play for a total of 465.8 yards per game, ranking them 33rd in the country on offense. The Buffaloes get an average of 25.2 first downs per game, which ranks 16th in the nation. They average 51.6 penalty yards per game via 5.9 penalties, ranking them 76th in college football.
Colorado allows an average of 176.3 passing yards per game, which ranks 10th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 17.9 points per contest, which has them ranked 9th in the nation. They give up 16.3 completions on 32.1 attempts for a completion percentage of 50.8 per game. The Buffaloes allow 131.2 rushing yards per contest on 35.5 carries for a 3.7 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 29th in the country. Colorado allows 307.5 total yards per game for an average of 4.5 yards per play, which ranks 11th in D-1. They force 2 turnovers per contest and 6.5 penalties for 57.6 yards in each contest, ranking 86th in the nation.
Washington State Betting Trends
Washington State is 6-4-0 against the over/under this season
Washington State has an ATS record of 6-4-0 this season
Colorado Betting Trends
Colorado is 4-6-0 against the over/under this season
Colorado has an ATS record of 9-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/28/16 NT Robert Barber Suspension out indefinitely
10/11/16 LB Logan Tago Legal problems out indefinitely
11/13/16 DB Jaisen Sanchez Knee "?" Saturday vs. Washington State
11/13/16 LB Trent Headley Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Washington State
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 -6
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