The Colorado Buffaloes (4-6) travel to face off against the Washington State Cougars (4-6) on Friday, November 17th. This game will be played at Martin Stadium in Pullman and televised on FS1. Both Colorado and Washington State will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Kickoff is scheduled for 10:30 ET.
Colorado Buffaloes vs Washington State Cougars
The Colorado Buffaloes Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
This week, Colorado will be looking for another big game from their offense, but some better defensive play as they most recently loss to Arizona 34-31. In Colorado’s recent loss, quarterback Shedeur Sanders not only tossed two touchdowns but also rushed for one touchdown. Throughout the game, he threw for a total of 262 yards while achieving a completion rate of 62.9%.
Colorado and Arizona combined for 65 points in the game, which was enough to surpass the over/under line of 55.5 points. Even though Colorado lost straight-up, they did cover the spread as 10-point underdogs.
So far, the Colorado Buffaloes are 4-6, including going 2-2 on the road and 1-3 at home.
So far, Colorado has been favored two times and the underdog in six games. This has led to an ATS record of 6-1-1 and an average scoring differential of -3.2. This season, Colorado has an over/under record of 3-5. Their games have, on average, produced a combined total of 64.6 points, with the typical over/under line being 61.8 points.
The Washington State Cougars Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Coming off a tight 42-39 loss to California, the Cougars hope to rebound in this week’s matchup vs. Colorado. In the game against California, Cameron Ward managed a passer rating of 84.99 while passing for 354 yards. He attempted 59 passes and had a completion rate of 57.6%.
Not only did Washington State lose straight-up in this matchup, but they also lost vs. the spread as 2.5-point underdogs. Combining for 81 points, the teams exceeded the line of 60 points.
With a 4-6 record, the Washington State Cougars take on Colorado. Their road record so far is (1-4) and at home (2-2).
So far, Washington State has been favored four times and the underdog in five games. This has led to an ATS record of 4-5 and an average scoring differential of +0.4. Over 10 games, the average over/under line for Washington State’s games has been 57.2 points. The total score in these matchups has averaged 60.2 points, resulting in an OU record of 5-4.
Colorado Offense Breakdown
The Buffaloes’ offense is set to face Washington State while averaging 70 rushing yards per game and 2 yards per attempt. In the national rankings, they currently stand at 127th for rushing yards and 9th for passing yards, with an average of 314.7 yards per matchup. Overall, Colorado is putting up 30.7 points per game, which is 41st nationally.
This season, Shedeur Sanders has been responsible for 3144 passing yards, maintaining an average of 10.8 per completion. He has a completion rate of 69.4%, having thrown 26 touchdowns.
Washington State Offense Breakdown
In the rushing game, the Cougars are currently 88th in college football with 282 attempts per game. This has resulted in an average of 83.2 rushing yards per game, putting them 125th nationally. Their passing game has averaged 42.9 passes and 337.9 yards per game. When it comes to scoring, they are 42nd, averaging 30.3 points per game.
With 3131 passing yards under his belt, Cameron Ward leads the team through the air. He’s also 2nd on the team in rushing yards. This season, he’s contributed on the ground with 99 carries and 136 rushing yards, all while maintaining a completion rate of 67.1%.
Colorado Team Defense
Colorado’s defense is ranked 32nd in passing yards allowed per game as they prepare for this matchup. Opponents have attempted an average of 37.3 passing attempts against the Buffaloes. They have given up 33.9 points per game so far, placing them 133rd in college football. In the NCAA’s rush defense category, they are 125th.
Washington State Team Defense
Ranked 64th in passing yards allowed per game, Washington State’s defense gets ready to take on Colorado. Opponents have attempted an average of 33.9 passes per game against the Cougars. They’re allowing 29.9 points per contest, placing them 121st in college football. Their rush defense ranks 114th in the NCAA.
Colorado vs Washington State Trends
- On the road, Colorado has gone 2-2-1 vs. the spread.
- Looking across Washington State’s five most recent home games, they are 2-3 against the spread.
- In the ten most recent times they were the underdog, Washington State has put together an ATS record of 4-6.
- Over their last three games as the betting favorite, Colorado has an ATS record of 0-2-1.
Heading into this week’s matchup Washington State’s offense has struggled to convert on third downs. I don’t anticipate a sudden turnaround, and my pick is to take Colorado at +5.
Colorado’s games have seen a combined average of 64.6 points this season. Given the current over/under line of 62.5, I’m going with the over.
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