USC Trojans vs Colorado Buffaloes Prediction, 10/2/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: USC Trojans vs Colorado Buffaloes
Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021
Location: Folsom Field in Boulder, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Buffaloes (+6.5)
The Colorado Buffaloes (1-3) are hosting the USC Trojans (2-2) at Folsom Field on Saturday. USC opens as 6.5-point favorites. The over/under is 49.5.
The USC Trojans head into this matchup 2-2 for this year. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Trojans faced the Oregon State Beavers and went home with a loss by a final score of 45-27. Kedon Slovis went 31/49 with 355 yds passing and 1 TD. He had a quarterback rate of 118.6 and finished the game with 3 picks. Keaontay Ingram was the leader on the ground for the Trojans with 14 attempts for 79 yards (5.6 yds per attempt). For the game, they tallied 71 plays for 431 yds. The USC Trojans ended up running the ball 22 different times and recorded 76 yds, which earned them an average of 3.5 yds per attempt. On the ground, the Trojans conceded 322 yds on 51 tries, which averages out to 6.3 yards per run allowed. USC gave up 15 pass completions on 19 attempts for 213 yds, and a completion percentage of 78.9%.
The Trojans have tallied 1,702 total yards this season. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, USC has amassed 8 passing touchdowns and 5 touchdowns on the ground. They have surrendered the football 9 different times. USC has accumulated 103 first downs, and they have been flagged for 29 infractions for 279 yds. As a unit they're averaging 117.3 yards via the ground game which is 108th in the nation. In terms of scoring points, the USC Trojans are averaging 32.5 PPG.
The Trojans are ranked 97th in D-1 regarding their opponents scoring, giving up 27.0 points per game. They are giving up 4.8 yards per tote and 157.5 yards on the ground per contest so far this year. In total, they have allowed 630 rushing yards through 4 games. When it comes to passing yards, the Trojans have given up 935 yards which ranks them 88th in D-1. They have allowed 233.8 yards per outing via the pass in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 61.6%. Over the course of this season, they are conceding 391.3 yards per contest ranking them 91st in the nation. They have surrendered 8 touchdowns via the pass and 6 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Buffaloes step onto the field holding a record of 1-3 for this season. In their last game, the Buffaloes went home defeated by a final of 35-13 against the Arizona State Sun Devils. Brendon Lewis ended the game with 67 yds on 7/17 through the air while his QB rating was 74.3. He didn't toss any picks and his average yards per attempt was 3.9. Alex Fontenot carried the ball 14 times for 65 yards, finishing the contest with 4.6 yds per attempt for Colorado. The Buffaloes finished the game with 250 yards while they ran 61 plays (4.1 yards per play). Colorado rushed for 4.2 yards per tote, finishing with 183 yds on 44 attempts. Colorado relinquished 32 rushing attempts for 167 yds (5.2 yds per carry). The Buffaloes pass defense conceded a completion rate of 74.1%, surrendering 272 yards on 20 out of 27 passing.
In relation to this team's ability to score points, the Buffaloes rank 127th in Division 1 holding an average of 13.8 points per game. For the season so far, the Buffaloes have compiled 340 yards via the pass together with an average of 85.0 passing yards per game, which has them ranked 128th in Division 1. The Colorado Buffaloes are averaging 239.0 yards/game, ranking them 128th in college football. The Colorado offense has totaled 249 penalty yards on 25 infractions, which ranks them 73rd in D-1 in terms of helping out the other team.
The Buffaloes are relinquishing 20.5 points per contest, which has them 61st in the nation. Colorado has allowed a total of 561 rushing yards (140.3 yards per outing) as well as 8 touchdowns on the ground this season. Overall, they have relinquished 82 points in total. They have allowed 3 touchdowns via the pass and 215.8 yards/outing, which has them in 75th in Division 1. The Buffaloes defense has been on the field for 258 plays, ranking them 54th in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's Trojans/Buffaloes college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Buffaloes +6.5
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