Colorado Buffaloes vs Utah Utes Prediction, 11/25/2023 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Colorado Buffaloes vs Utah Utes
Date: Saturday, November 25, 2023
Location: Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, UT
Odds/Point Spread: Utes (-15)
The Colorado Buffaloes (4-7) are on their way to Rice-Eccles Stadium on Saturday, November 25, 2023 where they will play the Utah Utes (7-4). Utah opens as 15-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 52.5.
The Colorado Buffaloes come into this matchup with a record of 4-7 for this season. In their last matchup, the Buffaloes stepped onto the field against the Washington State Cougars and ended up losing by a score of 56-14. Shedeur Sanders finished 6/10 with 86 yds through the air and 1 TD. He had a QB rate of 165.2 and ended the game with no interceptions. Sy'veon Wilkerson was the rushing leader for the Buffaloes with 13 totes for 49 yds (3.8 yds per attempt). Once the final whistle blew, they ran 68 plays for 255 yards. The Colorado Buffaloes rushed the ball a total of 41 different times and accrued 91 yards, which is an average of 2.2 yds per attempt. On the ground, the Buffaloes conceded 105 yds on 32 attempts, which is an average of 3.3 yds per rush allowed. Colorado allowed 20 completions on 33 tries for a total of 342 yards, and a completion rate of 60.6%.
In terms of scoring points, the Colorado Buffaloes are averaging 29.2 points per game. As a team they are averaging 71.8 yards rushing which is 132nd in the country. The Buffaloes have earned 4,101 total yards this season. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Colorado has amassed 28 passing touchdowns and 12 touchdowns via the ground. Colorado has compiled 241 first downs offensively, and they have been hurt by 100 penalties for 795 yards. They have turned the ball over 10 times.
Concerning passing yards, the Buffaloes are allowing 3,262 yards which puts them in 131st in college football. They have given up 296.5 yards per game through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 64.6%. In total, they have yielded 462.6 yards per game ranking them 131st in the country. They have yielded 28 touchdowns through the air and 22 touchdowns via the ground game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.6 yards per tote and 166.1 rushing yards per contest this season. In total, they have conceded 1,827 yards via the running game in 11 contests. The Buffaloes sit in 128th in Division 1 regarding team defense, allowing 35.9 points per contest.
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The Utes head into this game 7-4 for this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Utes took a loss by a final score of 42-18 against the Arizona Wildcats. Bryson Barnes (2 TDs) ended the game with 320 yds on 31/53 passing while his QB rate was 114.1. He threw 2 interceptions and his average yards per pass attempt was 6.0. Ja'Quinden Jackson carried the rock 10 times for 47 yds, finishing the game with 4.7 yards per carry for Utah. Utah rushed the ball for 3.2 yards per carry, finishing the game with 118 yards on 37 attempts. The Utes finished the contest with a total of 438 yards on 90 plays (4.9 yds per play). The Utes passing defense gave up a completion rate of 75.8%, relinquishing 325 yards on 25 out of 33 passing. Utah conceded 24 run attempts for 118 yds (4.9 yards per carry).
In relation to putting points on the board, the Utes rank 86th in college football averaging 24.6 points per game. The Utah Utes maintain an average of 362.6 yards/game, which has them ranked 85th in college football. The Utah offense has compiled 496 penalty yards on 61 infractions, which ranks them 89th in college football in terms of helping out the opposition. They have tossed 9 picks while surrendering 1 fumbles and they have been able to tally 209 1st downs. For the season to this point, the Utes currently have a total of 2,022 yards through the air together with holding an average of 183.8 passing yards per contest, giving them a rank of 109th in college football. They hold an average of 178.8 yards per game on the ground and have run for 1,967 yards overall.
Utah has yielded a total of 974 yards rushing (88.5 yards/game) and 13 touchdowns by way of the ground game so far this year. They have conceded 13 touchdowns through the air as well as 224.3 yards per game, ranking them 63rd in the nation. Their defense has tallied 6 fumbles recovered and 8 picks for the season. The Utes defense has been on the field for 655 plays, which has them ranked 9th in college football. The Utes are surrendering 20.0 points per contest, which has them sitting 29th in the nation. In total, they have given up 220 pts.
Who will win tonight's Buffaloes/Utes college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Buffaloes +15
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