Air Force at Colorado NCAA Football Parlay 9/14/2019
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Folsom Field is the venue where Steven Montez and the Colorado Buffaloes will play the Air Force Falcons on Saturday. The odds on this contest have Colorado as 4-point favorites. The over/under opens at 60.5. The Falcons are 1-0-0 ATS and 1-0-0 when betting on the total. The Buffaloes are 2-0-0 when wagering on the over/under and 2-0-0 against the spread.
Key Air Force Falcons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Colorado Buffaloes Injuries
08/06/19 OL Jacob Moretti Knee is out for season
In the last game they played, the Air Force Falcons played the Colgate Raiders and took home the victory by a score of 48-7. Running the show from under center for the Falcons was Isaiah Sanders who went 1/1 with 41 yards through the air but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. Taven Birdow led the team in rushing during the game. His longest run of the day went for 41 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for 80 yards by way of 9 carries which meant he was running for 8.9 yards per carry. Geraud Sanders was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 41 yards on 1 reception. He had an average of 41.0 yards per reception during the game. The Air Force Falcons ran the football 65 times and racked up 423 yards which had them averaging 6.5 yards per rushing attempt. For the game, they finished with a total of 66 plays for a total of 464 yards. Overall, the Falcons had a total of 24 first downs and they had a total of 2 penalties for 25 yards which tells us that they had a disciplined week in practice. When it comes to their defensive performance, Air Force conceded 11 completions on 18 tries totaling 86 yards, and a completion percentage of 61.1%. On the day, they allowed a total of 161 yards and earned 2 turnovers. On the ground, the Falcons conceded 75 yards on 32 tries which gave them an average of 2.3 yards per run allowed.
The Falcons come into this matchup with a record of 1-0 this season. For total yardage, they sit in 12th in the Mountain West and 126th in the nation with 464 yards. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country averaging 48 points per contest, ranking them 17th in the nation. As a unit, they are averaging 423 yards on the ground per game which is 1st in the MWC. The Falcons have one of the top tier defenses in D-1, allowing 7 points per contest putting them 1st in the conference. When talking about rushing yards, Air Force is allowing 75 yards per contest putting them 2nd in the conference and 19th in D-1. Opposing teams are running for an average of 2.3 yards per carry putting them 2nd in the Mountain West and 17th in the nation overall. In total, they have allowed 75 rushing yards through 1 game. When it comes to yards through the air, the Falcons have allowed 41 yards. Teams are completing 61.1% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 4.8 yards per try.
In the last game they played, the Colorado Buffaloes faced the Nebraska Cornhuskers and added a win to their record by a score of 34-31. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Buffaloes was Steven Montez who went 28/41 with 375 yards passing and completed 2 TD's. He threw 1 pick during the game. Jaren Mangham led the team on the ground for the game. He tore off a long run of 11 yards and he notched 2 touchdowns in the game. He scurried for 44 yards via 11 carries which gave him an average of 4.0 yards per run. K.D. Nixon led the team in receiving yardage by earning 148 yards on 6 receptions. He notched an average of 24.7 yards per reception for the game. The Colorado Buffaloes ran the ball 37 times and earned a total of 89 yards which earned them an average of 2.4 yards per rushing attempt. On the day, they finished with a total of 78 plays which added up to 464 yards. For the game, the Buffaloes earned a total of 22 first downs and they totaled 9 penalties for 65 yards telling us that this team had an undisciplined week of practice. In terms of defense, Colorado gave up 16 catches on 26 throws totaling 290 yards, and a completion percentage of 61.5%. On the ground, the Buffaloes gave up 179 yards on 46 tries which gave the opponent an average of 3.9 yards per run allowed. On the day, they gave up a total of 469 yards and earned 3 takeaways.
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The Buffaloes head into this game 2-0. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Buffaloes have one of the top tier offenses in the country. Colorado is making teams consider moving more up into the box by averaging 166 yards on the ground per contest, which has them at 67th in the nation. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 332 rushing yards through 2 contests, so they will want to continue to try to improve on the run game so opponents will have to respect all facets of the game. The Buffaloes average 469.5 yards per game overall putting them 40th in college football and 4th in the conference. The Buffaloes are conceding 31 points per contest ranking them 10th in the conference and 101st in Division 1. Their passing defense is one of the least effective groups in D-1. They are allowing 332 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Buffaloes sit in 11th in the Pac-12 Conference. In discussing points allowed, they have allowed 62 total points. In discussing rushing yards, they are giving up 155 yards per contest which puts them at 82nd in college football and 10th in the conference. This season, they have given up a total of 310 yards on the ground and 3 rushing touchdowns.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Buffaloes -4 and over 60.5 total points
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