Colorado at Colorado State College Football Picks and Predictions 8/31/2018
Friday, August 31, 2018
Sports Authority Field
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Sports Authority Field is the venue for the game between the Colorado Buffaloes and the Colorado State Rams on Friday, August 31, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Colorado as 6 point favorites. The Rams were 4-9-0 against the spread last year and their over/under mark was 7-6-0. The Buffaloes were 3-8-1 ATS and their over/under record was 6-6-0.
Valuable Colorado Buffaloes Betting Trends
The Colorado Buffaloes were 6-6-0 against the over/under last season
The Colorado Buffaloes were 3-8-1 against the spread last year
Important Colorado State Rams Betting Trends
The Colorado State Rams were 7-6-0 against the over/under last season
The Colorado State Rams were 4-9-0 against the spread last year
Key Colorado Buffaloes Injuries
08/22/18 TE Jared Poplawski Shoulder is out indefinitely
08/21/18 DB Evan Worthington Concussion is probable Friday vs Colorado State
08/21/18 DB Juwann Winfree Undisclosed is probable Friday vs Colorado State
08/04/18 OL Tim Lynott Achilles is upgraded to probable Friday vs Colorado State
06/27/18 OL Dillon Middlemiss Undisclosed has left team
06/27/18 OL Grant Polley Undisclosed has left team
Key Colorado State Rams Injuries
08/21/18 RB Marvin Kinsey Possible Suspension is "?" Saturday vs Hawaii
08/21/18 RB Rashaad Boddie Suspension Served is downgraded to is "?" Saturday vs Hawaii
07/28/18 WR Preston Williams Legal problems is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Hawaii
06/25/18 S Braylin Scott Possible Suspension is "?" Saturday vs Hawaii
06/25/18 QB Collin Hill ACL is out indefinitely
06/25/18 OL Nicho Garcia Personal has left team
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Colorado Buffaloes ran for 1,902 yards as a team last year, which ranked 81st in the nation. They ran 494 times, averaging 3.9 yards per rush as a unit. The Buffaloes were penalized on offense 76 times for 668 yards last year, which had them 65th in the country in penalties. They were 89th in Division 1 in points scored with 317. They ran 904 plays last year for 5,027 yards, which ranked them 53rd in the nation in total offense. The Buffaloes averaged 5.6 yards per play, which was 65th in college football. As a team they accumulated a total of 271 1st downs last season, ranking them 53rd overall as an offensive unit. Steven Montez completed 228 throws while attempting 377 passes for a completion percentage of 60.5% last year. He passed for 2,975 yards. He averaged 7.8 adjusted yards per throw and 7.9 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating last season was 137.7.
The Buffaloes rush defense gave up 475 attempts for 2,500 yards last season, putting them in 104th place in the country against the run. They had 64 penalties for 601 yards on defense last year. That placed them 40th in Division 1. Colorado was 64th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 338. They gave up a total of 5,410 yards on D, which was 97th in the nation. The Buffaloes were 95th in yards per play allowed with 6.1. Opponent offenses completed 227 throws on 407 attempts against the Colorado Buffaloes defense last season, ranking them 58th and 75th in the country. The Colorado pass defense also surrendered a total of 2,911 yards in the air, which was 77th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Colorado Buffaloes tried 22 field goals last year and made 17, which was 42nd in college football. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 77%. Colorado Buffaloes kickers made 100% of their extra points, going 36 for 36 last season. Their punters accumulated 2,452 yards on 58 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That ranked them 35th in the NCAA in punting average. Colorado was 59th in the country in punt returns with 19 last season. They totaled 200 punt return yards and averaged 10.5 yards per return, which was 23rd in D-1. They returned 28 kicks for 586 yards on special teams, which put them 109th in kick return yardage. The Buffaloes averaged 22 yards per kick return and they were 74th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,813.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Rams were 33rd in Division 1 in points scored with 434 last year. They ran 978 plays last season for 6,412 yards, which ranked them 20th in the nation in total offense. The Colorado State Rams averaged 6.6 yards per play, which was 14th in college football. As a team they accumulated a total of 332 1st downs last year, placing them 8th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Colorado State ran for 2,608 yards as a team, which ranked 32nd in the country. They ran 517 times, averaging 5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Rams were penalized on offense 81 times for 741 yards last season, which had them 50th in the nation in penalties. K.J. Carta-Samuels threw for 82 yards last season. He completed 8 passes on 10 attempts for a completion percentage of 80%. His quarterback rating last year was 148.9. He averaged 8.2 yards per pass attempt and 8.2 adjusted yards per throw.
Colorado State was 75th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 361 last season. They surrendered a total of 5,636 yards on D, which was 110th in Division 1. The Rams were ranked 106th in yards per play allowed with 6.3. Opposing offenses completed 237 passes on 419 attempts against the Colorado State defense last season, placing them 74th and 81st in the country. The Colorado State Rams pass defense also gave up a total of 3,184 yards through the air, which was 99th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense allowed 471 attempts for 2,451 yards last year, putting them in 100th place in D-1 against the run. The Rams committed 73 penalties for 633 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 52nd in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Colorado State was ranked 93rd in the nation in punt returns with 14 last year. They accumulated 122 punt return yards and averaged 8.7 yards per return, which was 46th in college football. They returned 23 kicks for 517 yards on special teams, ranking 121st in kick return yardage. The Colorado State Rams averaged 22 yards per kick return and they were 19th in the country in all-purpose yards with 7,051. The Rams attempted 18 field goals last season and made 16, which was 56th in D-1. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 83%. Colorado State kickers made 96% of their extra points, going 53 for 55 last year. Their punters totaled 2,111 yards on 47 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That placed them 8th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Buffaloes/Rams college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rams +6
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