Colorado at Washington State College Football Picks & Predictions 10/21/2017
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Clarence D. Martin Stadium
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Clarence D. Martin Stadium is the venue for the game between the Colorado Buffaloes and the Washington State Cougars on Saturday, October 21, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Washington State as 10.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 57.5. The Cougars are 4-3-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 2-5-0. The Buffaloes are 2-5-0 ATS and their over/under record is 3-4-0.
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Valuable Colorado Buffaloes Betting Trends
The Colorado Buffaloes are 3-4-0 against the over/under
The Colorado Buffaloes are 2-5-0 against the spread
Important Washington State Cougars Betting Trends
The Washington State Cougars are 2-5-0 against the over/under
The Washington State Cougars are 4-3-0 against the spread
Key Colorado Buffaloes Injuries
10/15/17 NT Javier Edwards Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Washington State
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 Washington State Cougars Injuries
10/15/17 DB Darrien Molton Arm "?" Saturday vs. Colorado
10/15/17 LB Isaac Dotson Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Colorado
10/15/17 LB Nate DeRider Knee "?" Saturday vs. Colorado
09/18/17 LB Peyton Pelluer Foot out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Colorado Buffaloes have run for 1,279 yards as a unit, which ranks 33rd in the nation. They've run 293 times, averaging 4.4 yards per rush as a unit. The Buffaloes have been penalized on offense 50 times for 420 yards so far this year, which has them 23rd in the country in penalties. They are 43rd in Division 1 in points scored with 206. They have run 524 plays this year for 3,041 yards, which ranks them 26th in the nation in total offense. The Buffaloes average 5.8 yards per play, which is 57th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 170 1st downs this season, ranking them 7th overall as an offensive unit. Steven Montez has completed 140 throws while attempting 220 passes for a completion percentage of 63.6%. He has passed for 1,691 yards this year. He averages 7.6 adjusted yards per throw and 7.7 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 140.7.
The Buffaloes rush defense has given up 271 attempts for 1,360 yards this season, putting them in 107th place in the country against the run. They have had 42 penalties for 390 yards on defense this year. That places them 82nd in Division 1. Colorado is 72nd in college football in points surrendered on defense with 169. They have given up a total of 2,973 yards on D, which is 111th in the nation. The Buffaloes are 100th in yards per play allowed with 6.1. Opponent offenses have completed 123 throws on 219 attempts against the Colorado Buffaloes defense this season, ranking them 79th and 96th in the country. The Colorado pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,613 yards in the air, which is 98th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Colorado Buffaloes have tried 12 field goals this year and made 10, which is 29th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 83%. Colorado Buffaloes kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 24 for 24 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,257 yards on 31 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 89th in the NCAA in punting average. Colorado is 89th in the country in punt returns with 8. They've totaled 121 punt return yards and average 15.1 yards per return, which is 13th in D-1. They have returned 16 kicks for 314 yards on special teams, which puts them 78th in kick return yardage. The Buffaloes average 20 yards per kick return and they are 22nd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,476.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cougars are 23rd in Division 1 in points scored with 241. They have run 547 plays this season for 3,185 yards, which ranks them 1st in the nation in total offense. The Washington State Cougars average 5.8 yards per play, which is 62nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 168 1st downs this year, placing them 12th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Washington State has run for 519 yards as a team, which ranks 127th in the country. They've run 183 times, averaging 2.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Cougars have been penalized on offense 38 times for 375 yards so far this season, which has them 66th in the nation in penalties. Luke Falk has thrown for 2,286 yards this season. He has completed 216 passes on 305 attempts for a completion percentage of 70.8%. His quarterback rating this year is 149.7. He averages 7.5 yards per pass attempt and 7.7 adjusted yards per throw.
Washington State is 53rd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 148. They have surrendered a total of 2,022 yards on D, which is 27th in Division 1. The Cougars are ranked 15th in yards per play allowed with 4.6. Opposing offenses have completed 113 passes on 201 attempts against the Washington State defense this season, placing them 61st and 71st in the country. The Washington State Cougars pass defense has also given up a total of 1,137 yards through the air, which is 21st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 237 attempts for 885 yards this year, putting them in 52nd place in D-1 against the run. The Cougars have committed 49 penalties for 440 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 109th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Washington State is ranked 43rd in the nation in punt returns with 12. They've accumulated 57 punt return yards and average 4.8 yards per return, which is 90th in college football. They have returned 11 kicks for 215 yards on special teams, ranking 114th in kick return yardage. The Washington State Cougars average 20 yards per kick return and they are 24th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,457. The Cougars have attempted 15 field goals this season and made 13, which is 10th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 87%. Washington State kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 28 for 28 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,088 yards on 30 punts, averaging 36 yards per punt. That places them 128th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Buffaloes/Cougars college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Buffaloes +10.5
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