Arizona vs. Colorado Fearless Prediction & Game Preview
Check out the Arizona vs. Colorado fearless prediction and game preview.
Arizona (2-2) vs. Colorado (3-2) Game Preview
Broadcast, TV, Game Time
Date: Saturday, October 7th
Game Time: 8:00 pm ET
Venue: Folsom Field, Boulder, CO
Network: Pac-12 Network
So who wants to hang around the Pac-12 South race?
Colorado hasn’t been bad, but in a blowout loss to Washington, and after being the one team that couldn’t crank up massive numbers against UCLA, it’s 0-2 in conference play. Lose, and the dreams of repeating as the South champs are over.
Arizona also hasn’t been bad. The two losses to Houston and Utah could’ve gone either way, and when the offense got into a groove against Northern Arizona and UTEP, it looked exactly like the Rich Rodriguez team is supposed to.
Can the Wildcat O start to work against a good team? Can the Buffs get its attack going again? It’s do-or-die time – and both teams should play like it.
One Reason Why Colorado Will Win
After dealing with Jake Browning two weeks against against Washington, and after facing UCLA’s Josh Rosen last week, now the Buff secondary gets a relative breather.
It’s not that Arizona can’t throw, but the running game has to work to win. Brandon Dawkins threw 42 times against Utah a few weeks ago for 248 yards, but when he’s throwing, he’s not running. The three picks he gave up didn’t help, either.
The Buffs aren’t bad at loading up against the run, either. The defensive front has held up well – only getting pounded on by Washington – being just tough enough to stuff the tougher ground games..
Now they have to deal with more speed than power, but this linebacking corps is strong enough to hold up.
One Reason Why Arizona Will Win
The Colorado offensive line has been way too shaky.
The ground game has been okay, but it hasn’t taken over games like it should – 191 yards and five yards per carry, as good as that might be, is nothing against the UCLA defense.
Philip Lindsay is a special back, but there hasn’t been enough room to move, and defensive have had too easy a time getting behind the line. By this point last year, Colorado had four 200-yard games in the first five – the lone miss was against Michigan’s wonderful D.
Colorado ran for 212 yards against Northern Colorado, and that’s been it.
Last year, Arizona got destroyed on the ground by BYU and Washington early in the season, and even had problems against Hawaii. This year? It has et to allow 200 yards despite dealing with Houston and Utah.
What’s Going To Happen
Colorado might be desperate, but getting two weeks off and with time to gear up the machine, the Arizona offense will work.
It won’t explode, but it’ll be just effective enough to keep control of the game. The Wildcat defensive front will hold its own against Lindsay, and QB Steven Montez won’t be able to rise up and take over.
Arizona vs. Colorado Prediction
Arizona 31, Colorado 27
Colorado -6.5, o/u: 58
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