Colorado Buffaloes vs Arizona Wildcats Prediction, 12/5/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Buffaloes vs Arizona Wildcats
Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020
Location: Arizona Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado (-3.5)
Sam Noyer and the Colorado Buffaloes (3-0) go to Arizona Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the Arizona Wildcats (0-3). Colorado opens this matchup as 3.5-point favorites. The total is set at 61.
In their last contest, the Colorado Buffaloes took on the San Diego State Aztecs and took home the victory by a score of 20-10. Sam Noyer went 17/29 with 138 yards via the pass and threw 1 TD. He walked away with 1 interception on the day. Jarek Broussard paced the team on the ground for that contest. He tore off a long run of 26 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for 124 yards by way of 32 carries which means he ran for an average of 3.9 yards per run. La'Vontae Shenault led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 64 yards on 6 receptions. He notched an average of 10.7 yards per catch for that contest.
Concerning putting points on the board, the Colorado Buffaloes have an average of 34.3 PPG. As a team they average 191.7 yards via the ground game ranking them 42nd in college football. The Buffaloes have tallied 1,229 total yards for the season. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Colorado has amassed 4 touchdowns via the pass and 9 rushing touchdowns. The Buffaloes are ranked 69th in the country concerning team defense, conceding 28.0 points per game. They are giving up an average of 4.2 yards per rushing attempt and 108.0 rushing yards per contest this year. Overall, they have conceded 324 rushing yards through 3 games. When it comes to passing yardage, the Buffaloes have given up 706 yds which ranks them 25th in D-1. In their 3 games played, they are allowing 235.3 yards per game via the pass in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 50.1%. For the season, they have given up 343.3 yards per game which has them ranked 39th in Division 1.
Sam Noyer has connected on 73 of his attempted career 125 tosses for a completion percentage of 58.4%. He is throwing for 69.1 yards per contest. For his college career, Noyer has thrown for 829 yards with 4 TD's and 4 picks. His quarterback rating is 118.3 with a TD rate of 3.2% and an interception percentage of 3.2%. Over the course of his time in college, he has taken off and run 43 different times for a total of 93 rushing yards.
In their last game, the Arizona Wildcats went up against the UCLA Bruins and ended up taking the loss by a score of 27-10. Will Plummer went 17/35 with 151 yards by way of passing but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He tossed 2 interceptions for the contest. Gary Brightwell paced the team on the ground for the game. He had a long run of 10 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for a total of 57 yards by way of 17 carries which had him averaging 3.4 yards per run. Stanley Berryhill III was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 58 yards on 5 catches. He averaged 11.6 yards per reception for the game.
For the season thus far, the Wildcats have compiled 698 yards through the air in addition to holding an average of 232.7 passing yards per game, ranking them 65th in the country. The Arizona Wildcats average 358.3 yards/outing ranking them 97th in Division 1. They have an average of 125.7 rushing yards per game and have rushed for 377 yards for the year. When looking at their ability to score points, the Wildcats are ranking 102nd in Division 1 holding an average of 22.3 points per outing. The Wildcats are giving up 35.0 points per contest, ranking them 113th in Division 1. Over the course of the season, they have relinquished 105 total points. Arizona has surrendered a total of 687 yards via the ground game (229.0 yards per game) in addition to 9 touchdowns by way of the ground game on the campaign. They have surrendered 4 touchdowns through the air in addition to 231.0 yards per game, which puts them in 73rd in Division 1.
Gunnell has thrown 15 TD's while tossing 2 interceptions in his collegiate career. His TD percentage is 6.5% and his interception percentage is 0.9%. He has run for 31 yds on 52 tries. He averages 162.4 yards per contest through the air with a 150.9 quarterback rating. In the 11 games in his career, Grant Gunnell has connected on 153 of 231 attempts for 1,786 yds.
Who will win tonight's Buffaloes/Wildcats college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Buffaloes -3.5
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