Colorado Buffaloes vs California Golden Bears Prediction, 10/23/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Buffaloes vs California Golden Bears
Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021
Location: California Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Bears (-9)
The California Golden Bears (1-5) are welcoming the Colorado Buffaloes (2-4) at California Memorial Stadium on Saturday. California opens this matchup as 9-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The total is set at 43.
The Colorado Buffaloes come into this game with a record of 2-4 for this season. In their last contest, the Buffaloes played against the Arizona Wildcats and notched a win by a score of 34-0. Brendon Lewis finished 12/19 with 248 yds passing and 2 TDs. He had a QB rating of 207.5 and finished the contest with no interceptions. Jarek Broussard was the best rusher for the Buffaloes with 13 totes for 53 yds (4.1 yds per attempt). The Colorado Buffaloes ended up rushing 39 times and totaled 117 yds, which is an average of 3.0 yds per attempt. On the day, they ran 58 plays which gave them a total of 365 yds. Colorado surrendered 20 pass completions on 39 attempts for a total of 153 yards, and a completion percentage of 51.3%. When it came to stopping the run, the Buffaloes gave up 127 yds on 31 tries, which calculates to 4.1 yds per run allowed.
The Buffaloes have earned 1,563 total yards for the season. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Colorado has compiled 4 touchdowns via the pass and 7 rushing touchdowns. They have given the ball to the opposition 5 different times. Colorado has earned 90 1st downs offensively, and they have been called for 38 infractions for 404 yds. As a team they hold an average of 135.5 yards rushing ranking them 89th in college football. When it comes to putting points on the board, the Colorado Buffaloes are sitting at 17.2 points per game.
Regarding passing yardage, the Buffaloes have conceded 1,292 yards which ranks them 45th in the country. They have conceded 215.3 yards per game via the pass in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 58.2%. Overall, they are giving up 366.3 yards/contest which ranks them 69th in the nation. They have conceded 6 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 9 touchdowns pounding the rock. They are allowing 4.6 yards per rushing attempt and 151.0 rushing yards per game on the year. During this campaign, they have given up 906 rushing yards through 6 games. The Buffaloes are sitting in 45th in Division 1 in terms of team defense, allowing 19.8 PPG.
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The Golden Bears step onto the field holding a record of 1-5 this season. The last time they took the gridiron, the Golden Bears took a loss by a score of 24-17 when they played the Oregon Ducks. Chase Garbers (2 touchdowns) ended the contest with 247 yds on 25/43 passing while his QB rating was 121.7. He didn't throw any picks and his average yards per attempt was 5.7. Christopher Brooks carried the football 14 times for 68 yds, ending the game with 4.9 yards per carry for California. California rushed for 4.3 yards per tote, finishing with 155 yds on 36 attempts. The Golden Bears finished the contest with a total of 402 yds and they ran 80 plays (5.0 yards per play). The Golden Bears secondary allowed a completion rate of 71.4%, relinquishing 244 yards on 20 for 28 through the air. California allowed 35 run attempts for 210 yards (6.0 yds per rush).
Regarding their ability to score points, the Golden Bears rank 105th in Division 1 averaging 23.0 points per outing. During the season so far, the Golden Bears currently sit at 1,492 yards through the air as well as an average of 248.7 passing yards per game, which has them sitting 53rd in the country. The California Golden Bears have an average of 406.3 yards per outing, which has them sitting 61st in D-1. The California offense has racked up 376 penalty yards on 42 violations, which is 53rd in the country in terms of helping out the opposition.
The Golden Bears are relinquishing 27.0 PPG, which has them sitting 90th in D-1. California has allowed a total of 806 rushing yards (134.3 yards per outing) and 8 touchdowns via the rush on the year. This season, they have conceded 162 points in total. They have yielded 13 touchdowns through the air in addition to 275.2 yards/game, which has them in 123rd in Division 1. The Golden Bears defense has taken the field for 424 plays, which is good for 63rd in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's Buffaloes/Golden Bears college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Golden Bears -9
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