UCLA Bruins vs Colorado Buffaloes Prediction, 11/7/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UCLA Bruins vs Colorado Buffaloes
Date: Saturday, November 7, 2020
Location: Folsom Field
Odds/Point Spread: UCLA (-6)
Dorian Thompson-Robinson and the UCLA Bruins (4-8 last year) are headed to Folsom Field on Saturday where they'll meet the Colorado Buffaloes (5-7 last season). The odds on this contest have UCLA as 6-point favorites. The over/under opens at 57.5.
In their last outing in 2019, the UCLA Bruins took the field against the California Golden Bears and left there with a loss by a score of 28-18. Dorian Thompson-Robinson went 23/39 with 278 yards by way of the pass and completed 1 touchdown. He tossed 1 pick on the day. Joshua Kelley led the team in rushing in this contest. His longest run of the day went for 20 yards and he notched 1 TD in this game. He ran for 76 yards by way of 19 carries which had him averaging 4.0 yards per carry. Devin Asiasi was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 99 yards on 8 receptions. He notched an average of 12.4 yards per catch in this contest.
When talking about scoring points, the UCLA Bruins averaged 26.7 PPG. As a unit they averaged 150.2 yds on the ground, ranking them 81st in the country. The Bruins racked up 4,868 total yards for the prior season. UCLA amassed 22 passing touchdowns and 18 rushing touchdowns. Concerning yards through the air, the Bruins allowed 3,730 yds which ranked them 139th in college football. They allowed teams to run for an average of 4.2 yards per rushing attempt and 145.5 yards on the ground per contest last season. They gave up 32 throwing touchdowns and 22 touchdowns via the ground game. Overall, they allowed 1,746 running yards through 12 contests. They granted 456.3 yards per outing which put them 124th in Division 1. The Bruins were sitting in 129th in the country concerning the opposition scoring, conceding 34.8 PPG.
Dorian Thompson-Robinson has connected on 328 of his career 556 passes for a completion percentage of 59.0%. He is averaging 200.6 yards per game. For his career, Thompson-Robinson has passed for a total of 4,012 yds with 28 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. His quarterback rating is 130.5 with a touchdown rate of 5.0% and an interception percentage of 2.9%. Since he has been in college, he has taken off and run 168 times for a total of 266 yards.
In their last outing last year, the Colorado Buffaloes faced the Utah Utes and left there with a loss by a score of 45-15. Steven Montez went 17/26 with 157 yards through the air and threw 2 TD's. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. Alex Fontenot led the team in rushing in this contest. He broke a long run for 13 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for a total of 49 yards on 13 carries which meant he was running for 3.8 yards per carry. Laviska Shenault Jr. was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 43 yards on 4 catches. He earned an average of 10.8 yards per reception in this contest.
In terms of how much they scored, the Buffaloes were ranked 100th in D-1 averaging 23.5 points per outing. Last season, the Buffaloes earned 2,858 yards via the pass in addition to an average of 238.2 passing yards per game, ranking them 61st in the nation. They held an average of 150.3 yards via the ground game and ran for 1,804 yards for the season. The Colorado Buffaloes had an average of 388.5 yards/game which ranked them 82nd in the country. Colorado gave up a total of 1,849 yards rushing (154.1 yards per contest) and 22 touchdowns via the rush throughout last year. Overall, they gave up 382 total points. They yielded 28 touchdowns from the passing game as well as 288.3 yards per outing, which had them sitting 135th in college football. The Buffaloes conceded 31.8 points per contest, ranking them 108th in the nation.
In the 9 games in his college career, Sam Noyer has been successful on 21 of 41 tries for 179 yds. He averages 19.9 yds per contest through the air with a 78.1 QB rating. Noyer has thrown 0 TD's compared to 2 picks in his career. He has scampered for -19 yards on 11 attempts. His interception percentage is 4.9%.
Who will win tonight's Bruins/Buffaloes college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Buffaloes +6
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