Washington vs. Colorado Fearless Prediction & Game Preview
Check out the Washington vs. Colorado fearless prediction and game preview.
Washington (3-0) vs. Colorado (3-0) Game Preview
Broadcast, TV, Game Time
Date: Saturday, Sept. 23rd
Game Time: 10:00 pm ET
Venue: Folsom Field, Boulder, CO
Washington, are you any good?
You didn’t look all that great for about a half against Rutgers, and then you kicked it into high gear and everything started to click.
So you beat Montana and Fresno State – yippee. However, it’s the schedule, and it’s not changing. That includes about as light as a team could possibly ask for with at Oregon State, Cal, at Arizona State, and UCLA to follow the trip to Boulder.
Okay, Colorado, are you and good?
Stuffing Colorado State was great in the rivalry game, but Texas State and Northern Colorado? Double yippee.
But this is the chance to show that 2016 wasn’t a fluke of a regular season, and it’s a shot to make amends for the blowout loss to UW in the Pac-12 Championship.
With three road games in the next four coming up, that might seem daunting, but if the Buffs are good enough to beat the Huskies, they’re good enough to beat UCLA, Arizona, Oregon State and Washington State before more winnable games against Cal and Arizona State.
So, to put it mildly, this is the big test for both teams. The winner will likely go on a really, really big run.
One Reason Why Washington Will Win
The Colorado offensive line has been just okay so far – not great.
The competition hasn’t been special, but the defense has more than answered the call so far. It was the big question coming into the season, but the Buffs have managed to turn in the nation’s fourth-best scoring D.
The O, though, hasn’t been a rock for the running game and there’s been way too much pressure in the backfield. So far, Colorado has allowed nine sacks and and a bit too much pressure against mediocre competition, and now it’s facing a Dawg defense that can turn the lights out when it gets focused.
UW didn’t release the dogs against Fresno State, but it’s about to.
Speaking of struggling offensive lines.
One Reason Why Colorado Will Win
Washington hasn’t gotten the ground game going yet.
Jake Browning and the passing attack have been terrific, but nothing was happening against Rutgers or Fresno State.
The stats are totally skewed because of a big performance against Montana, but the Huskies came up with a mere 84 rushing yards against the Scarlet Knights and were held down by the Bulldogs to just 92 yards.
Colorado’s defensive front so far has been amazing, allowing under three yards per carry with no rushing scores.
If Browning isn’t having a massive day, Washington will struggle in a big way to move the ball.
What’s Going To Happen
The Huskies will survive, but it’s going to be a fight.
Both defensive lines will dominate, and neither ground game will get moving, but Washington will get one key play from the return game at just the right time.
Browning – who hit 19-of-22 passes with four scores against Fresno State – will overcome a rough first half to shine in the second. Colorado will look the part, but the Huskies will survive the test.
Washington vs. Colorado Prediction
Washington 23, Colorado 17
Washington -11.5, o/u: 50
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