Colorado Buffaloes vs Arizona Wildcats Prediction, 10/1/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Colorado Buffaloes vs Arizona Wildcats
Date: Saturday, October 1, 2022
Location: Arizona Stadium in Tucson, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Wildcats (-19)
Arizona Stadium is the site where the Arizona Wildcats (2-2) will play the Colorado Buffaloes (0-4) on Saturday. Colorado opens this matchup as 19-point dogs. The over/under comes in at 55.5.
The Colorado Buffaloes come into this matchup with a record of 0-4 this year. In their last contest, the Buffaloes faced the UCLA Bruins and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 45-17. Owen McCown went 26/42 with 258 yards through the air and 1 TD. He had a quarterback rating of 116.6 and ended the game with 1 interception. Charlie Offerdahl was the leader on the ground for the Buffaloes with 14 carries for 47 yds (3.4 yards per carry). For the game, they had 76 plays which gave them a total of 309 yds. The Colorado Buffaloes rushed the ball a total of 34 times and had 51 yards, which had them averaging 1.5 yds per attempt. When it came to stopping the run, the Buffaloes gave up 249 yards on 34 attempts, which is an average of 7.3 yards per run allowed. Colorado gave up 22 completions on 29 tries for 266 yards, and a completion percentage of 75.9%.
The Buffaloes have earned 1,045 total yards this season. In terms of scoring touchdowns, Colorado has compiled 3 passing touchdowns and 2 rushing touchdowns. They have surrendered the ball 7 times. Colorado has tallied 61 1st downs as a unit, and they have committed 18 penalties for 145 yards. Offensively they are averaging 102.8 yards on the ground which has them sitting 114th in the nation. In terms of putting the ball in the endzone, the Colorado Buffaloes hold an average of 11.8 points per contest.
When it comes to yards via the pass, the Buffaloes are giving up 578 yds which puts them in 10th in Division 1. They have given up 144.5 yards per game through the air in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 64.8%. Over the course of this year, they are surrendering 467.8 yards/game which ranks them 122nd in the nation. They have yielded 6 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 16 touchdowns pounding the rock. They are allowing an average of 7.0 yards per run and 323.3 rushing yards per contest for the campaign. For the season, they have given up 1,293 yards via the running game in 4 games. The Buffaloes rank 126th in D-1 when it comes to team defense, conceding 43.3 points per contest.
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The Wildcats head into this game 2-2 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Wildcats went home defeated by a final of 49-31 against the California Golden Bears. Jayden De Laura (2 touchdowns) walked away from the game with 401 yards on 27/45 through the air while his quarterback rate was 140.6. He had 2 picks and his Y/A was 8.9. Michael Wiley carried the ball 14 times for 79 yds, ending the game with 5.6 yds per attempt for Arizona. The Wildcats finished the contest with 530 yards while they ran 71 plays (7.5 yds per play). Arizona ran the ball for 5.0 yds per carry, totaling 129 yds on 26 carries. Arizona gave up 38 attempts on the ground for 354 yds (9.3 yards per carry). The Wildcats pass defense gave up a completion percentage of 64.3%, surrendering 245 yds on 18 for 28 through the air.
The Arizona Wildcats maintain an average of 425.3 yards per outing, which has them ranked 61st in Division 1. The Arizona offense has compiled 172 yds of penalties on 19 violations, which ranks 107th in the nation in terms of making mistakes. Over the course of the season thus far, the Wildcats have compiled 1,205 yards via the pass in addition to an average of 301.3 throwing yards per contest, which ranks 22nd in college football. When discussing this team's ability to score points, the Wildcats currently rank 81st in Division 1 averaging 29.3 points per outing.
The Wildcats are surrendering 34.0 points per game, which puts them 108th in D-1. Arizona has given up a total of 913 yards rushing (228.3 yards/game) as well as 8 touchdowns on the ground for the campaign. In total, they have relinquished 136 pts. They have given up 9 touchdowns through the air in addition to 187.8 yards/contest, which has them in 30th in the nation. The Wildcats defense has participated in 254 plays, which has them sitting 45th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Buffaloes/Wildcats college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Wildcats -19
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