Colorado Buffaloes vs Arizona State Sun Devils Prediction, 9/25/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Buffaloes vs Arizona State Sun Devils
Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Location: Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Sun Devils (-13)
The Arizona State Sun Devils (2-1) welcome the Colorado Buffaloes (1-2) at Sun Devil Stadium on Saturday. Colorado opens this contest as 13-point underdogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The betting total comes in at 43.5.
The Colorado Buffaloes head into this matchup 1-2 this year. In their last game, the Buffaloes played the Minnesota Golden Gophers and took a loss by a score of 30-0. Jarek Broussard led the offense in rushing for the Buffaloes with 5 carries for 8 yards (1.6 yds per attempt). Brendon Lewis went 8/16 with 55 yds passing. He had a QB rate of 78.9 and ended the game with no picks. On the ground, the Buffaloes gave up 277 yds on 53 tries, which is an average of 5.2 yards per rush allowed. Colorado surrendered 11 completions on 17 attempts for a total of 164 yds, and a completion rate of 64.7%. On the day, they had 45 plays which gave them 63 yards. The Colorado Buffaloes ended up running the ball 21 times and tallied -19 yds, earning them an average of -0.9 yards per tote.
Concerning putting the ball in the endzone, the Colorado Buffaloes are averaging 14.0 points per outing. As a unit they maintain an average of 144.3 yards on the ground which is 83rd in the country. The Buffaloes have racked up 706 total yards this year. In terms of getting in the endzone, Colorado has totaled 1 touchdown through the air and 5 touchdowns on the ground. Colorado has earned 42 1st downs offensively, and they have been hurt by 17 penalties for 165 yds. They have turned the football over 3 times.
When talking about yards via the pass, the Buffaloes have allowed 591 yds which puts them in 62nd in the country. They have allowed 197.0 yards per game via the pass as well as allowing a completion percentage of 54.5%. Overall, they are giving up 328.3 yards/game which has them sitting 64th in D-1. They are allowing 3.9 yards per rush and 131.3 rushing yards per game this year. For the year, they have allowed 394 rushing yards through 3 games. The Buffaloes are sitting in 33rd in the nation in terms of their opponents scoring, giving up 15.7 points per game.
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The Sun Devils step onto the field holding a record of 2-1 for this year. For their last game, the Sun Devils went home defeated by a final of 27-17 when they faced the BYU Cougars. Rachaad White carried the ball 15 times for 71 yards, ending the contest with 4.7 yards per attempt for Arizona State. Jayden Daniels ended the game with 265 yds on 21/29 passing while his quarterback rating was 135.4. He tossed 2 picks and his Y/A was 9.1. Arizona State allowed 39 run attempts for 144 yds (3.7 yds per carry). The Sun Devils secondary gave up a completion rate of 57.1%, surrendering 217 yards on 16 for 28 through the air. The Sun Devils finished with a total of 426 yds on 62 plays (6.9 yards per play). Arizona State ran the ball for 4.9 yds per attempt, finishing with 161 yds on 33 carries.
In relation to the points being put on the board, the Sun Devils rank 58th in college football by scoring 31.7 points per contest. For the year to this point, the Sun Devils currently have a total of 639 passing yards along with holding an average of 213.0 throwing yards per outing, giving them a rank of 82nd in the nation. The Arizona State Sun Devils have an average of 437.3 yards per outing, which ranks them 38th in college football. The Arizona State offense has 319 yards of penalties on 36 violations, which has them ranked 1st in the nation in terms of giving up free yards.
Arizona State has allowed the opposition a total of 310 yards rushing (103.3 yards/game) as well as 4 touchdowns rushing so far this season. They have given up 3 touchdowns through the air and 143.3 yards per contest, which has them ranked 26th in Division 1. The Sun Devils defense has participated in 175 plays, which is good for 29th in the country. The Sun Devils are surrendering 17.0 PPG, ranking them 43rd in D-1. This season, they have relinquished 51 pts.
Who will win tonight's Buffaloes/Sun Devils college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Sun Devils -13
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