The Colorado Buffaloes and the Washington Huskies meet in college football action from Husky Stadium on Saturday.
The Colorado Buffaloes will be out to bounce back and pull off a massive upset after a 55-17 loss to USC last time out. JT Shrout has thrown for 1,100 yards, 6 touchdowns and 7 interceptions on 45.4% passing while Owen McCown has thrown for 600 yards, 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions on 57% passing. Deion Smith has a team-high 381 rushing yards and a pair of touchdowns. Jordyn Tyson leads the Buffs with 22 grabs for 470 receiving yards and Daniel Arias has 19 catches for 309 yards. On defense, Josh Chandler-Semedo has a team-high 84 total tackles and 3.5 sacks.
The Washington Huskies will look to build on their current four-game win streak after a 37-34 win over Oregon last time out. Michael Penix Jr. has thrown for 3,640 yards, 25 touchdowns and 6 interceptions on 67.1% passing while Wayne Taulapapa has a team-high 546 rushing yards with 7 TDs and Cameron Davis has a team-high 11 rushing touchdowns. Rome Odunze has a team-high 63 grabs for 914 yards and 6 touchdowns while Jalen McMillan has 57 grabs for 792 yards with 6 scores and Ja’Lynn Polk also has 528 receiving yards and 5 TDs as well this season. On defense, Alex Cook has a team-high 65 total tackles including 44 solo tackles while Bralen Trice has a team-high 7 sacks and Jeremiah Martin is right behind with 6.5 sacks. Washington’s defense as a whole has combined for 27 sacks and 6 interceptions so far this season.
Colorado is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games against a team with a winning home record while the over is 5-0 in their last 5 road games. Washington is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 3-12 ATS in their last 15 games against a team with a losing record while the over is 7-1 in their last 8 home games.
I get the case to be made for a sizeable underdog here, but Colorado’s been the worst team in the Pac 12 by a mile and maybe of all the power conferences this year as they’re getting run over like roadkill. Washington tends to do their best work at home this season and maybe it’s a fade of the Buffaloes more than anything else, but I’ll side with Washington here.