Texas Longhorns vs Colorado Buffaloes Prediction, 12/29/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Longhorns vs Colorado Buffaloes
Date: Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Odds/Point Spread: Texas (-11.5)
Alamodome is the site where Sam Noyer and the Colorado Buffaloes (4-1) will play the Texas Longhorns (6-3) on Tuesday in the Alamo Bowl. Colorado opens this matchup as 11.5-point underdogs. The O/U is set at 64.
In the last game they played, the Texas Longhorns took the field against the Kansas State Wildcats and went home with the win by a score of 69-31. Bijan Robinson paced the team in rushing in this contest. He broke a long run for 75 yards and he notched 3 TD's in this outing. He rushed for 172 yards on 9 carries which means he ran for an average of 19.1 yards per run. Jake Smith led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 55 yards on 4 catches. He had an average of 13.8 yards per reception in this contest. Sam Ehlinger went 20/27 with 274 yards through the air and threw 2 touchdowns. He ended the game with no interceptions.
Regarding getting in the endzone, the Texas Longhorns hold an average of 41.3 points per contest. As a team they hold an average of 183.3 yards via the ground game which ranks them 49th in Division 1. The Longhorns have earned 4,116 total yards this year. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Texas has compiled 27 touchdowns through the air and 18 rushing touchdowns. In terms of passing yards, the Longhorns are allowing 2,462 yds which has them sitting in 107th in Division 1. Over the course of this year, they have yielded 409.7 yards/contest which has them sitting 80th in Division 1. The Longhorns sit in 74th in D-1 in terms of team defense, allowing 29.1 points per game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.6 yards per tote and 136.1 rushing yards per contest this year. During their 9 games, they are giving up 273.6 yards per contest via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 64.5%. For the season, they have conceded 1,225 rushing yards through 9 games.
Sam Ehlinger has completed 913 of his attempted career 1,460 passes for a completion percentage of 62.5%. He is throwing for 250.6 yards per outing. For his collegiate career, Ehlinger has passed for 11,276 yards with 93 TD's and 27 interceptions. His quarterback rating is 144.7 with a TD rate of 6.4% and an interception percentage of 1.8%. Since his collegiate career started, he has attempted running the ball 549 times for a total of 1,908 yds.
In their last game, the Colorado Buffaloes took the field against the Utah Utes and left there with a loss by a score of 38-21. Jarek Broussard paced the team on the ground for that contest. He tore off a long run of 18 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on this day. He racked up a total of 80 yards via 14 carries which gave him an average of 5.7 yards per run. Brenden Rice was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 60 yards on 2 receptions. He averaged 30.0 yards per catch for that contest. Sam Noyer went 16/34 with 258 yards via the pass and added 2 TD's. He threw 1 pick for the game.
In relation to their ability to score points, the Buffaloes sit 57th in the nation holding an average of 29.6 points per outing. Over the course of the season so far, the Buffaloes have thrown for a total of 1,013 yards via the pass as well as holding an average of 202.6 throwing yards per outing, ranking them 86th in college football. They are averaging 218.4 yards per game via the rush and have rushed for 1,092 yards overall. The Colorado Buffaloes hold an average of 421.0 yards per game ranking them 46th in college football. Colorado has allowed the opposition a total of 784 yards on the ground (156.8 yards per contest) and 7 touchdowns by way of the ground game so far this year. The Buffaloes are giving up 27.0 PPG, which has them 63rd in D-1. In total, they have conceded 135 total points. They have surrendered 7 touchdowns from the passing game and 220.0 yards per game, which has them sitting 59th in Division 1.
In 14 contests in his career, Sam Noyer has completed 101 of his 178 attempts for a total of 1,179 yds. He averages 84.2 yards per game through the air with a 115.6 quarterback rating. Noyer has thrown for 6 TD's compared to 7 interceptions in his collegiate career. He has scampered for 172 yards on 56 tries. His TD rate when attempting a pass is 3.4% and his interception rate is 3.9%.
Who will win tonight's Longhorns/Buffaloes college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Longhorns -11.5
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