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Colorado vs #19 Utah Vegas Odds: Final Warmup Before PAC-12 Championship

  • Utah coming off a huge win over Oregon last week
  • Colorado has won two of their last three
  • Utah looks to keep sharp ahead of PAC-12 Championship game

The Utah Utes are coming off quite possibly their biggest win of the season last week when they defeated the number three team in the nation, the Oregon Ducks. Colorado on the other hand, defeated Washington by three last week after being completed dominated by UCLA the week before.

Colorado Buffaloes vs Utah Utes Schedule

  • Where: Rice-Eccles Stadium, Salt Lake City, UT
  • When: Friday, November 26, 4:00 PM EST
  • How to Watch: FOX

Colorado vs Utah Vegas Odds

Game Preview

Time to Finish Strong

The Colorado Buffaloes are just 4-7 on the season, but they have won two of their last three games and look to build something positive to look back on for the 2021 season. This will be the last game of the season for the Buffaloes, since they aren’t bowl eligible, so they need to give this game everything they have.

The Buffaloes’ offense is averaging just 19.3 points per game on 267.5 total yards per game Those 267.5 total yards break down to 135.5 passing yards and 131.9 rushing yards per game. The Buffaloes’ offense is led by their freshman quarterback, Brendon Lewis. Lewis has completed 140 of 234 pass attempts for 1,456 yards and has thrown ten touchdowns and just three interceptions. To complement the freshman quarterback, the Buffaloes look to their sophomore running back Jarek Broussard. Broussard has rushed for 661 yards on 142 attempts and two touchdowns.

Nov 20, 2021; Boulder, Colorado, USA; Colorado Buffaloes quarterback Brendon Lewis (12) prepares to pass in the third quarter against the Washington Huskies at Folsom Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 20, 2021; Boulder, Colorado, USA; Colorado Buffaloes quarterback Brendon Lewis (12) prepares to pass in the third quarter against the Washington Huskies at Folsom Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

On the defensive side of the ball, the Buffaloes are giving up 26.5 points per game on 418.8 total yards per game. Those 418.8 total yards break down to 248.1 passing yards and 170.7 rushing yards per game. The Buffaloes’ defense has essentially let opposing quarterbacks do what they want in the pocket, only forcing thirteen sacks and eight interceptions.

Utah to Build off Huge Win

As we talked about, the Utah Utes are coming off a huge victory last week over the Ducks, and they can’t look past this game against the Buffaloes. The Utes need to stay sharp if they want to come out on top next week as well when they will be facing the Ducks again in the PAC-12 championship game.

The Utes offense is averaging 35.9 points per game on 433.4 total yards per game. Those 433.4 total yards per game break down to 219.5 passing yards and 213.9 rushing yards per game. The Utes are led by their sophomore quarterback, Cameron Rising. Rising has completed 158 of 251 pass attempts for 1,930 yards and has thrown fourteen touchdowns with just two interceptions. To complement Rising, the Utes look to their sophomore running back, Tavion Thomas. Thomas has rushed for 836 yards on 143 attempts and has found the endzone seventeen times.

Nov 20, 2021; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Utah Utes running back Tavion Thomas (9) runs for a touchdown in the third quarter against the Oregon Ducks at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Swinger-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 20, 2021; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Utah Utes running back Tavion Thomas (9) runs for a touchdown in the third quarter against the Oregon Ducks at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

On the defensive side of the ball, the Utes are giving up 22.3 points per game on 342.1 total yards per game. Those 342.1 total yards break down to 209.8 passing yards and 132.3 rushing yards per game. The Utes have been able to put a considerable amount of pressure on opposing quarterbacks, forcing thirty-three sacks with just seven interceptions.

College Football Picks Today

The Utah Utes are favorites in this game for a reason. Their offense, coupled with the ability to put pressure on the opposing quarterback is going to prove to be too much for the Buffaloes in this matchup.

Utah 42 – Colorado 17

Expert Picks:

  • Utah wins
  • Utah (-23.5)
  • Over (52.5)
I’m Brian Handzel. I’m a huge baseball fan. On any given night you can catch me watching a game, whether it is MLB, MiLB, College, or local summer leagues. As my wife says, I’m obsessed with the game. I’m even a credentialed media member for the Syracuse Mets, the Triple-A affiliate of the New York Mets. When I’m not watching baseball I’m spending time with my wife and two children, and secretly trying to get them to enjoy the game as well.

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