Colorado Buffaloes vs Oregon State Beavers Prediction, 10/22/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Colorado Buffaloes vs Oregon State Beavers
Date: Saturday, October 22, 2022
Location: Reser Stadium in Corvallis, OR
Odds/Point Spread: Beavers (-23.5)
Reser Stadium is the location where the Oregon State Beavers (4-2) will attempt to defeat the Colorado Buffaloes (1-5) on Saturday. Oregon State opens this game as 23.5-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under comes in at 50.5.
The Colorado Buffaloes head into this game 1-5 this year. In their last game, the Buffaloes faced the California Golden Bears and notched a win by a score of 20-13. Owen McCown went 13/21 with 104 yds passing. He had a QB rate of 94 and ended the contest with 1 pick. Deion Smith was the rushing leader for the Buffaloes with 12 carries for 48 yds (4.0 yds per carry). Once the final whistle blew, they ran 69 plays for 328 yards. The Colorado Buffaloes ran the football 35 times and had 118 yards, earning them an average of 3.4 yds per attempt. When it came to stopping the run, the Buffaloes gave up 35 yds on 22 tries, which is an average of 1.6 yards per run allowed. Colorado gave up 29 pass completions on 52 attempts for a total of 262 yds, and a completion percentage of 55.8%.
The Buffaloes have racked up 1,713 total yards for the season. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Colorado has totaled 5 touchdowns through the air and 5 rushing touchdowns. They have surrendered the ball 11 times. Colorado has compiled 98 1st downs as an offense, and they have committed 28 penalties for 250 yards. As a unit they're maintaining an average of 113.8 yards in the run game which ranks them 106th in D-1. When talking about scoring points, the Colorado Buffaloes are averaging 14.5 PPG.
When it comes to passing yardage, the Buffaloes are giving up 1,335 yards which ranks them 39th in D-1. They have given up 222.5 yards per outing through the air in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 63.3%. For the season, they have yielded 473.5 yards per game which puts them 124th in Division 1. They have surrendered 13 touchdowns via the pass as well as 16 touchdowns on the ground. Opposing teams are running for an average of 6.2 yards per rush and 251.0 rushing yards per contest this year. In total, they have given up 1,506 rushing yards through 6 contests. The Buffaloes are ranked 127th in D-1 in terms of their opponents scoring, conceding 38.2 points per contest.
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The Beavers come into this game with a record of 4-2 this year. When they last stepped on the field, the Beavers went home victorious with a score of 24-10 when they faced the Washington State Cougars. Ben Gulbranson (1 touchdown) ended the contest with 141 yds on 12/24 through the air while his quarterback rate was 104.8. He had 1 interception and his average yards per attempt was 5.9. Damien Martinez carried the rock 16 times for 111 yds, ending the game with 6.9 yds per carry for Oregon State. Oregon State ran the football for 4.3 yards per attempt, finishing with 203 yds on 47 attempts. The Beavers finished the game with a total of 344 yds on 71 plays (4.8 yards per play). The Beavers pass defense gave up a completion percentage of 46.3%, surrendering 345 yds on 25 for 54 through the air. Oregon State allowed 20 running attempts for 23 yards (1.2 yds per rush).
When discussing how much they score, the Beavers rank 59th in Division 1 with an average of 31.1 PPG. Over the course of the season so far, the Beavers have a total of 1,639 yards through the air along with holding an average of 234.1 throwing yards per game, which ranks 75th in D-1. The Oregon State Beavers are averaging 418.3 yards per contest, which has them sitting 60th in the country. The Oregon State offense has racked up 402 yards of penalties on 44 infractions, which is 56th in the nation in terms of helping out the other team.
Oregon State has yielded a total of 878 yards rushing (125.4 yards per game) as well as 11 touchdowns by way of the ground game so far this season. They have conceded 8 touchdowns via the pass and 234.1 yards per outing, ranking them 73rd in the country. The Beavers defense has been on the field for 456 plays, which is good for 70th in the country. The Beavers are surrendering 24.7 points per game, which has them ranked 58th in college football. This season, they have allowed 173 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Buffaloes/Beavers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Beavers -23.5
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