Colorado Buffaloes vs Utah Utes Prediction, 11/26/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Buffaloes vs Utah Utes
Date: Friday, November 26, 2021
Location: Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, UT
Odds/Point Spread: Utes (-24)
The Utah Utes (8-3) are hosting the Colorado Buffaloes (4-7) at Rice-Eccles Stadium on Friday. Colorado opens this game as 24-point dogs. The betting total comes in at 52.
The Colorado Buffaloes come into this matchup with a record of 4-7 for this season. In their last contest, the Buffaloes faced the Washington Huskies and took home the win by a score of 20-17. Jarek Broussard was the leader on the ground for the Buffaloes with 12 attempts for 43 yards (3.6 yards per attempt). Brendon Lewis finished 14/25 with 112 yds through the air. He had a QB rate of 93.6 and walked away from the contest without throwing an interception. On the ground, the Buffaloes gave up 38 yards on 28 tries, which calculates to 1.4 yds per run allowed. Colorado conceded 34 pass completions on 56 attempts for 388 yds, and a completion rate of 60.7%. Once the final whistle blew, they tallied 52 plays which converted into 183 yards. The Colorado Buffaloes ran the ball a total of 27 times and tallied 71 yds, which is an average of 2.6 yards per tote.
When talking about scoring, the Colorado Buffaloes are sitting at 19.3 points per game. As a unit they're averaging 131.9 yards rushing which has them sitting 95th in college football. The Buffaloes have racked up 2,943 total yards for the year. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Colorado has amassed 10 passing touchdowns and 12 rushing touchdowns. Colorado has 165 first downs as an offense, and they have been flagged for 72 penalties for 652 yards. They have turned the ball over 7 times.
When it comes to yards via the pass, the Buffaloes are conceding 2,776 yards which puts them in 111th in the country. They have conceded 252.4 yards per outing via the pass and giving up a completion percentage of 62.3%. Overall, they are allowing 403.8 yards/game which has them sitting 94th in D-1. They have conceded 14 touchdowns via the pass and 21 touchdowns pounding the rock. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.5 yards per rush and 151.5 yards on the ground per contest on the campaign. Over the course of this season, they have conceded 1,667 rushing yards through 11 games. The Buffaloes are ranked 82nd in the nation when it comes to the opposition scoring, allowing 26.5 PPG.
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The Utes head into this matchup 8-3 for this season. In their last game, the Utes got the victory with a final of 38-7 when they faced the Oregon Ducks. Tavion Thomas carried the football 21 times for 94 yds, ending the game with 4.5 yds per carry for Utah. Cameron Rising ended the game with 178 yds on 10/18 passing while his quarterback rating was 138.6. He didn't throw any interceptions and his Y/A was 9.9. Utah conceded 23 running attempts for 63 yds (2.7 yards per rush). The Utes pass defense conceded a completion rate of 48.6%, relinquishing 231 yards on 17 for 35 passing. The Utes finished the game with 386 yards and they ran 68 plays (5.7 yds per play). Utah ran the ball for 4.2 yards per tote, finishing with 208 yards on 50 carries.
The Utah Utes maintain an average of 433.5 yards/outing, ranking them 40th in the country. The Utah offense has compiled 464 penalty yds on 50 violations, which is good for 118th in the nation in terms of helping out the opposition. During the season to this point, the Utes currently sit at 2,415 yards through the air in addition to an average of 219.5 passing yards per game, ranking them 78th in D-1. Concerning their scoring prowess, the Utes sit 20th in the country averaging 35.9 points per contest.
The Utes are surrendering 22.3 points per game, which has them sitting 52nd in D-1. Utah has conceded a total of 1,448 yards via the ground game (131.6 yards/game) in addition to 10 touchdowns by way of the ground game so far this year. Overall, they have allowed 245 total points. They have allowed 17 touchdowns via the pass and 209.8 yards/game, which puts them in 46th in college football. The Utes defense has been on the field for 738 plays, which ranks 67th in college football.
Who will win tonight's Buffaloes/Utes college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Buffaloes +24
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