Utah Utes vs Colorado Buffaloes Prediction, 12/11/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Utah Utes vs Colorado Buffaloes
Date: Friday, December 11, 2020
Location: Folsom Field
Odds/Point Spread: Utah (+2.5)
Folsom Field is the site where Sam Noyer and the Colorado Buffaloes (4-0) will play the Utah Utes (1-2) on Friday. Utah opens this matchup as 2.5-point underdogs. The over/under has been set at 50.5.
The last time they took the field, the Utah Utes played the Oregon State Beavers and earned the win by a score of 30-24. Ty Jordan led the team in rushing for that game. His longest run of the day went for 31 yards and he ran for 1 touchdown for this outing. He rushed for a total of 167 yards via 27 carries which means he ran for an average of 6.2 yards per carry. Brant Kuithe led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 76 yards on 8 catches. He notched an average of 9.5 yards per catch for that game. Jake Bentley went 18/27 with 174 yards by way of passing and added 1 touchdown. He finished the game without throwing an interception.
Concerning getting in the endzone, the Utah Utes have an average of 22.7 points per contest. Offensively they're averaging 185.0 yards on the ground ranking them 47th in college football. The Utes have earned 1,089 total yards this year. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Utah has earned 3 touchdowns via the pass and 3 touchdowns via the ground. The Utes sit in 65th in D-1 when it comes to team defense, giving up 27.0 points per contest. They are giving up an average of 3.6 yards per attempt on the ground and 104.7 rushing yards per contest on the season. During this campaign, they have given up 314 yards on the ground through 3 games. In terms of yards through the air, the Utes are allowing 738 yards which has them sitting in 17th in Division 1. In their 3 games played this season, they have allowed 246.0 yards per game through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 60.3%. Overall, they are surrendering 350.7 yards/game putting them 44th in D-1.
For his career, Bentley has thrown for 8,016 yds with 58 touchdowns and 36 picks. Over the course of his collegiate career, he has attempted a run 213 different times for a total of 212 yards. He has a QB rating of 136.0 with a TD rate of 5.4% and an interception rate of 3.3%. He is passing for 216.6 yds per outing. Jake Bentley has connected on 676 of his attempted career 1,080 throws for a completion percentage of 62.6%.
In their last outing, the Colorado Buffaloes went up against the Arizona Wildcats and were on the winning end of this game by a score of 24-13. Sam Noyer went 12/19 with 92 yards via the pass but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He walked away with 2 interceptions for the game. Jarek Broussard led the team in rushing for the game. He broke a long run for 75 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He racked up a total of 301 yards via 25 carries which means he ran for an average of 12.0 yards per run. Dimitri Stanley led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 44 yards on 2 receptions. He had an average of 22.0 yards per catch for the game.
During the season thus far, the Buffaloes have a total of 746 passing yards along with an average of 186.5 passing yards per outing, which ranks 105th in D-1. The Colorado Buffaloes average 432.0 yards per contest which ranks them 36th in the country. They average 245.5 run yards per game and have toted the ball for 982 yards overall. In relation to putting points on the board, the Buffaloes currently sit 41st in the nation maintaining an average of 31.8 points per outing. Colorado has yielded a total of 592 yards on the ground (148.0 yards per game) and 5 touchdowns via the rush for the campaign. The Buffaloes are surrendering 24.3 points per game, which has them sitting 49th in the country. This year, they have relinquished 97 pts. They have allowed the opposition 5 touchdowns through the air in addition to 215.0 yards per outing, ranking them 52nd in college football.
Noyer has passed for 4 TD's while tossing 6 interceptions in his collegiate career. His touchdown rate when attempting a pass is 2.8% and his interception rate is 4.2%. He has run for 160 yds on 49 attempts. He averages 70.8 yds per contest through the air with a 113.6 quarterback rating. In the 13 games in his career, Sam Noyer has connected on 85 of 144 tries for 921 yds.
Who will win tonight's Utes/Buffaloes college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Buffaloes -2.5
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