Colorado Buffaloes vs Air Force Falcons Prediction, 9/10/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Colorado Buffaloes vs Air Force Falcons
Date: Saturday, September 10, 2022
Location: Falcon Stadium in Usaf Academy, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Falcons (-14.5)
The Colorado Buffaloes (0-1) are hitting the road to Falcon Stadium on Saturday where they will try to beat the Air Force Falcons (1-0). Colorado opens this matchup as 14.5-point underdogs from oddsmakers. The over/under has been set at 45.5.
The Colorado Buffaloes step onto the field holding a record of 0-1 for this year. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Buffaloes took on the TCU Horned Frogs and ended up losing by a score of 38-13. Brendon Lewis was the best rusher for the Buffaloes with 8 totes for 42 yds (5.3 yds per carry). JT Shrout went 13/23 with 157 yds through the air and 1 touchdown. He had a quarterback rate of 128.2 and ended the game without throwing an interception. On the ground, the Buffaloes gave up 275 yards on 30 attempts, which is an average of 9.2 yards per run surrendered. Colorado relinquished 15 pass completions on 23 tries for 138 yards, and a completion rate of 65.2%. In all, they tallied 70 plays which converted into 348 yds. The Colorado Buffaloes ran the ball 29 times and tallied 113 yards, which earned them an average of 3.9 yards per attempt.
When it comes to scoring points, the Colorado Buffaloes had an average of 18.8 PPG. As a unit they averaged 126.2 yds via the ground game, ranking them 99th in D-1. The Buffaloes tallied 3,089 total yards over the course of last season. Colorado totaled 10 passing touchdowns and 12 touchdowns on the ground. Colorado earned 173 1st downs as a unit, and they were hurt by 76 infractions for 677 yds. They turned the football over 7 different times.
Concerning passing yards, the Buffaloes conceded 2,908 yds which had them sitting in 68th in D-1. During their 12 games, they gave up 242.3 yards per game via the pass as well as allowing a completion percentage of 61.3%. They relinquished 422.0 yards/game which had them sitting 99th in Division 1. They yielded 17 passing touchdowns as well as 22 touchdowns via the ground game. They allowed teams to run for an average of 5.1 yards per running attempt and 179.7 yards on the ground per game last season. During the campaign, they gave up 2,156 running yards through 12 outings. The Buffaloes ranked 72nd in college football concerning the opposition scoring, allowing 26.7 points per contest.
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The Falcons come into this game with a record of 1-0 for this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Falcons walked away with a victory by a final of 48-17 when they faced the Northern Iowa Panthers. Brad Roberts carried the ball 8 times for 114 yds, ending the game with 14.3 yds per carry for Air Force. Haaziq Daniels (1 touchdown) finished the game with 109 yards on 3/6 through the air while his quarterback rating was 257.6. He didn't toss any interceptions and his average yards per pass attempt was 18.2. Air Force conceded 24 run attempts for 119 yds (5.0 yards per carry). The Falcons passing defense conceded a completion percentage of 62.5%, surrendering 286 yds on 20 for 32 passing. The Falcons finished with 691 yards on 68 plays (10.2 yds per play). Air Force ended up running for 9.4 yards per carry, finishing the game with 582 yards on 62 attempts.
Concerning putting points on the board, the Falcons had a ranking of 47th in college football holding an average of 31.0 points per contest. Last year, the Falcons threw for 1,242 yards via the pass along with averaging 95.5 passing yards per game, which had them sitting 128th in Division 1. The Air Force Falcons had an average of 423.9 yards per contest, which had them sitting 50th in D-1. The Air Force offense had 504 yds of penalties on 55 infractions, which was good for 123rd in the nation in terms of giving up free yards.
The Falcons gave up 19.8 points per game, which had them ranked 17th in college football. Air Force gave up a total of 1,333 yards via the ground game (102.5 yards/game) and 18 touchdowns rushing last season. In total, they allowed 257 points in total. They allowed 16 touchdowns through the air and 193.5 yards/outing, which put them in 18th in D-1. The Falcons defense participated in 735 plays, which ranked them 2nd in college football.
Who will win tonight's Buffaloes/Falcons college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Falcons -14.5
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