Colorado Buffaloes vs UCLA Bruins Prediction, 11/13/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Buffaloes vs UCLA Bruins
Date: Saturday, November 13, 2021
Location: Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Bruins (-14)
The UCLA Bruins (5-4) will try to beat the Colorado Buffaloes (3-6) at Rose Bowl on Saturday. Colorado opens as 14-point dogs. The over/under is set at 57.
The Colorado Buffaloes step onto the field holding a record of 3-6 for this year. In their last matchup, the Buffaloes faced off with the Oregon State Beavers and notched a win by a score of 37-34. Jarek Broussard led the offense in rushing for the Buffaloes with 24 carries for 151 yards (6.3 yds per attempt). Brendon Lewis went 15/24 with 170 yards through the air and 3 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rating of 163.3 and ended the contest without throwing an interception. On the ground, the Buffaloes conceded 8 yds on 27 attempts, which averages out to 0.3 yds per rush surrendered. Colorado conceded 24 completions on 37 tries for 302 yards, and a completion rate of 64.9%. On the day, they tallied 68 plays which converted into 392 yards. The Colorado Buffaloes ran the rock 44 times and amassed 222 yards, earning them an average of 5.0 yds per attempt.
When it comes to putting points on the board, the Colorado Buffaloes hold an average of 19.1 points per game. Offensively they're maintaining an average of 131.9 yards on the ground which has them sitting 96th in D-1. The Buffaloes have racked up 2,400 total yards this season. With reference to getting in the endzone, Colorado has compiled 10 touchdowns through the air and 9 rushing touchdowns. Colorado has tallied 136 first downs, and they have been called for 60 penalties for 559 yds. They have given the ball to the opposition 6 different times.
The Buffaloes are ranked 78th in the nation when it comes to the opposition scoring, conceding 25.7 points per game. They are allowing 4.6 yards per rushing attempt and 153.7 rushing yards per contest for the year. Overall, they have allowed 1,383 rushing yards through 9 outings. Concerning passing yardage, the Buffaloes have conceded 2,131 yards which ranks them 89th in the country. They are giving up 236.8 yards per outing via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 62.4%. Over the course of this season, they have given up 390.4 yards/outing putting them at 86th in the country. They have yielded 12 touchdowns by air and 16 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Bruins head into this matchup 5-4 for this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Bruins took a loss by a final score of 44-24 when they faced the Utah Utes. Ethan Garbers (2 TDs) finished the contest with 265 yds on 27/44 passing while his quarterback rate was 122.4. He threw 1 pick and his average yards per attempt was 6.0. Ethan Garbers carried the ball 14 times for 36 yards, walking away from the game with 2.6 yards per carry for UCLA. The Bruins finished the game with a total of 411 yds and they ran 79 plays (5.2 yards per play). UCLA ended up running for 4.2 yds per attempt, finishing the contest with 146 yds on 35 attempts. UCLA conceded 44 run attempts for 290 yards (6.6 yards per rush). The Bruins secondary allowed a completion rate of 63.0%, surrendering 179 yds on 17 for 27 through the air.
The UCLA Bruins average 421.4 yards/game, which is good for 50th in the country. The UCLA offense has 631 yds of penalties on 63 infractions, which ranks 33rd in the nation in terms of helping out the opposition. During the season so far, the Bruins have earned 1,944 yards via the pass along with holding an average of 216.0 passing yards per contest, which is ranked 82nd in the country. When it comes to this team's ability to score points, the Bruins are ranking 38th in the country averaging 32.2 points per game.
The Bruins are conceding 28.2 PPG, ranking them 93rd in Division 1. UCLA has conceded a total of 1,078 yards rushing (119.8 yards per game) in addition to 17 touchdowns via the rush on the campaign. In total, they have given up 254 points in total. They have conceded 14 touchdowns through the air as well as 278.4 yards per game, which has them ranked 133rd in D-1. The Bruins defense has taken the field for 613 plays, which ranks 72nd in D-1.
Who will win tonight's Buffaloes/Bruins college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Buffaloes +14
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