Arizona Wildcats vs Colorado Buffaloes Prediction, 10/16/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Wildcats vs Colorado Buffaloes
Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021
Location: Folsom Field in Boulder, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Buffaloes (-7.5)
The Colorado Buffaloes (1-4) are hosting the Arizona Wildcats (0-5) at Folsom Field on Saturday. Arizona opens as 7.5-point underdogs. The over/under is set at 45.
The Arizona Wildcats come into this matchup with a record of 0-5 for this year. In their last game, the Wildcats faced the UCLA Bruins and ended up losing by a score of 34-16. Jordan McCloud went 21/30 with 182 yards through the air. He had a QB rate of 121.0 and finished the game without throwing an interception. Drake Anderson led the offense in rushing for the Wildcats with 16 carries for 58 yds (3.6 yards per carry). The Arizona Wildcats ran the rock 41 times and compiled 133 yards, which is an average of 3.2 yds per attempt. In all, they ran 79 plays for 373 yards. Arizona relinquished 8 pass completions on 19 tries for 82 yds, and a completion rate of 42.1%. On the ground, the Wildcats gave up 329 yds on 47 attempts, which is an average of 7.0 yards per run allowed.
The Wildcats currently have 1,827 total yards for the season. In terms of scoring touchdowns, Arizona has compiled 7 passing touchdowns and 1 touchdown on the ground. They have turned the football over 12 different times. Arizona has a total of 113 1st downs as a team, and they have committed 40 penalties for 301 yards. As a team they hold an average of 114.6 yards via the ground game which ranks them 106th in the nation. When it comes to scoring points, the Arizona Wildcats are averaging 16.8 points per outing.
The Wildcats rank 117th in college football concerning the opposition scoring, allowing 31.6 PPG. They are allowing an average of 5.2 yards per running attempt and 219.2 yards on the ground per game this year. During this campaign, they have allowed 1,096 running yards through 5 games. In terms of passing yards, the Wildcats are allowing 770 yds which puts them in 15th in college football. They have given up 154.0 yards per contest through the air and conceding a completion percentage of 55.1%. In total, they have allowed 373.2 yards per contest putting them at 77th in the nation. They have granted 9 touchdowns by air and 8 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Buffaloes come into this matchup with a record of 1-4 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Buffaloes took a loss by a score of 37-14 when they played the USC Trojans. Brendon Lewis (1 touchdown) ended the contest with 162 yds on 10/17 passing while his QB rating was 146.5. He tossed 1 pick and his average yards per attempt was 9.5. Jarek Broussard ran the ball 16 times for 68 yards, ending the contest with 4.3 yards per carry for Colorado. The Buffaloes finished with a total of 242 yards on 56 plays (4.3 yards per play). Colorado rushed the ball for 2.1 yards per carry, finishing the game with 80 yards on 39 carries. Colorado allowed 35 rush attempts for 218 yds (6.2 yds per carry). The Buffaloes passing defense gave up a completion percentage of 65.5%, relinquishing 276 yards on 19 out of 29 passing.
When it comes to how much they score, the Buffaloes currently sit 129th in Division 1 maintaining an average of 13.8 points per game. During the season so far, the Buffaloes have thrown for a total of 502 yards through the air as well as an average of 100.4 passing yards per game, putting them at 127th in Division 1. The Colorado Buffaloes are averaging 239.6 yards per contest, which is good for 129th in Division 1. The Colorado offense has totaled 328 penalty yards on 32 violations, which is 88th in the nation in terms of helping out the other team.
Colorado has allowed the opposition a total of 779 yards on the ground (155.8 yards per contest) in addition to 9 touchdowns via the rush this season. They have surrendered 6 touchdowns through the air in addition to 227.8 yards per outing, ranking them 77th in Division 1. The Buffaloes defense has been on the field for 322 plays, which has them ranked 26th in the country. The Buffaloes are surrendering 23.8 points per game, which puts them 75th in D-1. This season, they have relinquished 119 pts.
Who will win tonight's Wildcats/Buffaloes college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Wildcats +7.5
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