Colorado at Utah College Football Picks & Predictions 11/25/2017
Saturday, November 25, 2017
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Rice-Eccles Stadium is the venue for the game between the Colorado Buffaloes and the Utah Utes on Saturday, November 25, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Utah as 10.5 point favorites. The Utes are 6-3-1 against the spread and their over/under mark is 5-5-0. The Buffaloes are 3-7-1 ATS and their over/under record is 6-5-0.
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Valuable Colorado Buffaloes Betting Trends
The Colorado Buffaloes are 6-5-0 against the over/under
The Colorado Buffaloes are 3-7-1 against the spread
Important Utah Utes Betting Trends
The Utah Utes are 5-5-0 against the over/under
The Utah Utes are 6-3-1 against the spread
Key Colorado Buffaloes Injuries
11/11/17 TE Derek Coleman Foot is "?"
11/11/17 DB Ryan Moeller Leg is "?"
11/11/17 WR Shay Fields Undisclosed left last game, is "?"
11/06/17 OL Tim Lynott Leg is out for season
09/26/17 DE Frank Umu Suspension has been dismissed
09/14/17 OL Grant Polley Knee out for season
09/14/17 OL Jacob Moretti Ankle out for season
09/07/17 DB Anthony Julmisse Dismissed out for season
09/05/17 TE Dylan Keeney Back out indefinitely
08/23/17 DB Jaisen Sanchez Shoulder out for season
Key Utah Utes Injuries
11/12/17 DB Chase Hansen Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Washington U
11/12/17 WR Darren Carrington II Leg is "?" Saturday vs. Washington U
11/12/17 OL Jordan Agasiva Foot is "?" Saturday vs. Washington U
11/12/17 DL Kylie Fitts Undisclosed left last game, is "?" Saturday vs. Washington U
11/12/17 LB Sunia Tauteoli Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Washington U
11/12/17 RB Zack Moss Undisclosed injured last game, is "?" Saturday vs. Washington U
11/07/17 DB Marquise Blair Leg is out for season
10/17/17 LB Christian Drews Undisclosed out for season
08/31/17 RB Armand Shyne Arm out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Colorado Buffaloes have run for 1,778 yards as a unit, which ranks 70th in the nation. They've run 459 times, averaging 3.9 yards per rush as a unit. The Buffaloes have been penalized on offense 69 times for 593 yards so far this year, which has them 51st in the country in penalties. They are 69th in Division 1 in points scored with 304. They have run 842 plays this year for 4,708 yards, which ranks them 33rd in the nation in total offense. The Buffaloes average 5.6 yards per play, which is 67th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 254 1st downs this season, ranking them 22nd overall as an offensive unit. Steven Montez has completed 214 throws while attempting 349 passes for a completion percentage of 61.3%. He has passed for 2,780 yards this year. He averages 7.8 adjusted yards per throw and 8 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 140.1.
The Buffaloes rush defense has given up 424 attempts for 2,189 yards this season, putting them in 103rd place in the country against the run. They have had 62 penalties for 579 yards on defense this year. That places them 65th in Division 1. Colorado is 73rd in college football in points surrendered on defense with 304. They have given up a total of 4,919 yards on D, which is 109th in the nation. The Buffaloes are 98th in yards per play allowed with 6.1. Opponent offenses have completed 212 throws on 383 attempts against the Colorado Buffaloes defense this season, ranking them 86th and 110th in the country. The Colorado pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,730 yards in the air, which is 99th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Colorado Buffaloes have tried 21 field goals this year and made 17, which is 21st in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 81%. Colorado Buffaloes kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 35 for 35 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,201 yards on 52 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 49th in the NCAA in punting average. Colorado is 31st in the country in punt returns with 20. They've totaled 200 punt return yards and average 10 yards per return, which is 33rd in D-1. They have returned 23 kicks for 485 yards on special teams, which puts them 107th in kick return yardage. The Buffaloes average 21 yards per kick return and they are 43rd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,393.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Utes are 59th in Division 1 in points scored with 320. They have run 798 plays this season for 4,521 yards, which ranks them 36th in the nation in total offense. The Utah Utes average 5.7 yards per play, which is 63rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 252 1st downs this year, placing them 27th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Utah has run for 1,625 yards as a team, which ranks 85th in the country. They've run 421 times, averaging 3.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Utes have been penalized on offense 81 times for 739 yards so far this season, which has them 18th in the nation in penalties. Tyler Huntley has thrown for 2,246 yards this season. He has completed 187 passes on 286 attempts for a completion percentage of 65.4%. His quarterback rating this year is 141.7. He averages 7.9 yards per pass attempt and 7.3 adjusted yards per throw.
Utah is 50th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 274. They have surrendered a total of 3,923 yards on D, which is 40th in Division 1. The Utes are ranked 39th in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Opposing offenses have completed 222 passes on 383 attempts against the Utah defense this season, placing them 105th and 112th in the country. The Utah Utes pass defense has also given up a total of 2,373 yards through the air, which is 65th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 371 attempts for 1,550 yards this year, putting them in 44th place in D-1 against the run. The Utes have committed 58 penalties for 518 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 47th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Utah is ranked 27th in the nation in punt returns with 21. They've accumulated 238 punt return yards and average 11.3 yards per return, which is 22nd in college football. They have returned 14 kicks for 263 yards on special teams, ranking 127th in kick return yardage. The Utah Utes average 19 yards per kick return and they are 81st in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,022. The Utes have attempted 30 field goals this season and made 25, which is 1st in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 83%. Utah kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 33 for 33 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,889 yards on 42 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That places them 11th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Buffaloes/Utes college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Utes -10.5
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