The Colorado Buffaloes Aim to Blaze Through The Utah Utes to Maintain a Five-Game Winning Streak

Phil P

This feature takes us into the Pac-12 Conference football, with Utah Utes (1-2) in a face-off with the undefeated Colorado Buffaloes (4-0), scheduled to hold on Friday, December 11, by 9:30 PM EST.

The Utah Utes come into this fixture with a home win over the Oregon State (30-24). That made up for the first win of the season for the Utes. Colorado Buffaloes, on the other hand, are on a four-game winning streak after defeating Arizona Wildcats in an away game with a scoreline of 24-13. Both teams have faced themselves 63 times, and the Colorado Buffaloes have a 32-31 advantage, with Utah Utes winning their last three head-to-head meetings.

Utah vs. Colorado Betting Odds

Odds via FanDuel as of Friday, December 11 (8:00 am ET)

Money Line: Utah +116 | Colorado -142 (at FanDuel)

Point Spread: N/A

Total Over/Under: Over 47.5 (-110) | Under 47.5 (-110) (at FanDuel)

Utah Triumphs Over Oregon State

The Utah Utes bounce back to action with a win over the Oregon State team in a 30-24 victory after being riddled with Covid-19 complications, which hampered their selection and preparations. The Utes took an early 9-0 lead in the game, after which a 64-yard punt return saw them bossing the game with a 30-10 scoreline in the fourth quarter.

It looks like they are back to the winning ways, as quarterback Jake Bentley threw for 174 yards and made a touchdown in the game against Oregon State. With his primary targets, tight end Brant Kuithe and wideout Bryan Thompson putting up combined yardage of 235 yards and a touchdown.

Running back Ty Jordan rushed for a career-high of 167 yards and a score. He, however only has 296 rushing yards and a touchdown this season thus far. Jake Bentley leads the team, having thrown for 489 yards, with three touchdowns and four interceptions.

The Utah Utes score an average of 22.7 points per game and have allowed an average of 27 points per game this season thus far. The Utah defense has allowed 246 passing yards per game and gave away 202 yards to Oregon State.

Colorado Buffaloes Looking to Continue Winning Streak

The Colorado Buffaloes come into this game with a four-game winning streak and hope to make it five with a home win over the Utah Utes on Friday. They sit second on the Pac-12 Conference table, closely behind the USC Trojans with a game in hand. Their last win saw them defeat the Arizona Wildcats by a 24-13 scorecard.

Quarterback Sam Noyer threw for 92 yards, rushed for 67 yards, with two interceptions and a touchdown in the game against the Wildcats last week Saturday. RB Jarek Broussard rushed for 301 yards on 25 attempts, while Dimitri Stanley and La’Vontae Shenault had a combined 387 yards and a touchdown.

QB Sam Noyer leads the team with 742 yards, four touchdowns, and four interceptions this season, while RB Jarek Broussard has rushed for 733 yards and secured three touchdowns.

The Colorado Buffaloes defense, on average, has allowed 215 passing yards per game, 148 rushing yards, and allowed only 154 passing yards to the Wildcats last week.

Pick: Colorado Buffaloes to win (-142) at FanDuel