Check out the Colorado vs. Arizona fearless prediction and game preview.
Colorado (7-2) vs. Arizona (2-7) Game Preview
Date: Saturday, Nov. 12
Game Time: 10:00 pm
Venue: Arizona Stadium, Tucson, AZ
Yeah, really. Colorado is in the College Football Playoff hunt.
No. 12 in the latest rankings, the Buffs are on a three-game winning streak with acceptable losses on the road at Michigan and USC, and now they have to get past their final road game of the year.
With Washington State and Utah to close things out at home, it’s a tough final stretch, but that’s going to be a positive. With the harder games, and then assuming a Pac-12 championship against Washington, yeah, they really might be four wins away from – Colorado fans are loving even the mention of this – being in the playoff.
And then there’s Arizona, who’s just trying to get this thing over with.
The Wildcats have been destroyed by injuries, leading to a boring offense that can’t put points on the board – and it’s getting worse.
Ever since scoring 47 in a win over Hawaii in mid-September, Arizona has scored fewer points in each game after, going down to 28, 24, 23, 14, 10 and then last week against Washington State, seven. All six of those games were losses, and in each one the situation is getting worse and worse.
So does that mean the Buffs could hold the Cats to six points? Three? Shut them out?
Colorado’s defense has been incredible, allowing fewer than 300 yards per game and giving up ten points or fewer five times and doing a wonderful job in all phases. Over the last three games, the Buff D has given up just 168 total yards on the ground and hasn’t given up a touchdown run in any of the last five games.
Expect more of the same.
Arizona isn’t just going to just find its groove all of a sudden, and it’s not going to start to explode to keep up after the Colorado offense does what it needs to. The Buffs have sputtered just a bit offensively at times over the last month, but they’ll throw at will to put this away early.
Colorado vs. Arizona Prediction
Colorado 37, Arizona 10
Colorado -16, o/u: 57.5
ATS Confidence: 5: Cash in mattress – 1: All political pollsters … 4
Must See Rating: 5: Arrival* – 1: Any political show ever again … 2.5
*To be honest, it looks like yet another brutally dull sci-fi thing, but it’s 100%, so you’re supposed to see it or else.