Colorado Buffaloes vs Washington State Cougars 11/17/2023 – As the college football season advances, Colorado Buffaloes find themselves traveling westward to face Washington State Cougars at Gesa Field in Pullman, Washington. Both teams currently stand at 4-6 overall and 1-6 in Pac-12 play respectively and will look to gain an edge against each other as they look for victories to improve their standings – Colorado hoping to rebound after suffering their first loss against Arizona Wildcats while Washington State trying to shake their earlier loss to California Golden Bears. The free college football betting odds are updated below with all the details and predictions of this exciting game.
Colorado Buffaloes vs Washington State Cougars 11/17/2023
|When:||Friday, November 17, 10: 00 PM ET|
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Deion Sanders vs Jake Dickert
The Colorado Buffaloes recently competed against Arizona Wildcats in an intense match that ended with them losing 34-31. Though both teams gained over 700 yards of offense combined, Colorado struggled defensively allowing 421 yards for Arizona while only managing to gain 339 themselves; ultimately this contest showcased both offensive firepower and defensive challenges for both parties involved.
Shedeur Sanders’s Potential
Quarterback Shedeur Sanders has been an important force for the Buffaloes, amassing 3,144 passing yards with 26 touchdowns and only three interceptions. On the ground, Dylan Edwards leads with 278 yards and one touchdown; leading receiver Xavier Weaver boasts 867 receiving yards and four touchdown receptions; safety Trevor Woods leads in tackles at 60, showing the depth and versatility of their multifaceted approach to defense.
Washington State Cougars look to bounce back after suffering a tough 42-39 loss against California Golden Bears last weekend. Although Washington State amassed 483 total yards of offense, four costly turnovers kept California ahead. Two were in the end zone, allowing California a touchdown and another 51-yard return led to another score for them.
Cameron Ward’s Performance
Cameron Ward has been an outstanding performer for Washington State this season, amassing 3,131 passing yards, 20 touchdowns, and five interceptions. Nakia Watson led Washington State’s rushing attack with 210 yards and four touchdowns while Kyle Williams led their receiving attack with 712 yards and four touchdown receptions. Defensively, Kyle Thornton made himself known by amassing 77 tackles demonstrating their defensive prowess.
As Pullman prepares for its showdown between Buffaloes and Cougars, anticipation for an intense contest runs high. While both teams share identical records, each will bring its own strengths and weaknesses onto the field, shaping its direction of play.
NCAAF Latest Odds: WAZZU -5.5 ; O/U 63.5
Colorado is known for their formidable offense, led by Shedeur Sanders’ strong arm, which poses a formidable threat to Washington State’s defense. Averaging 30.7 points per game, Colorado attempts to exploit Cougar’s defensive vulnerabilities while setting the table for high-scoring affairs – though their average defensive score allowed per game (-33.9) must be addressed as soon as possible.
Washington State Cougars boast an effective defensive lineup, allowing only 19.5 points per game against opponents like Colorado Buffaloes’ potency offense, which may find gaps in Washington State Cougars defensive lineup. However, their challenge lies in stopping the Buffaloes’ prolific offense from exploiting these weaknesses and reaching 21+ points per game against them.
Buffaloes Betting Trends
Colorado are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Colorado’s last 20 games.
Colorado are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games.
Colorado are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against Washington State.
Buffaloes are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against Washington State.
Colorado are 2-13 SU in their last 15 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington State.
Colorado are 1-12 SU in their last 13 games against an opponent in the Pac-12 conference.
Colorado are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the North Division.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado’s last 5 games played in November.
Cougars Betting Trends
Washington State are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
Washington State are 0-6 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington State’s last 5 games against Colorado.
Washington State are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games at home.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington State’s last 5 games when playing at home against Colorado.
Washington State are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Pac-12 conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington State’s last 7 games against an opponent in the South Division.
Washington State are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games played in week 12.
Washington State are 5-11 SU in their last 16 games played on a Friday.
Colorado Buffaloes vs Washington State Cougars
Prediction: As Colorado hits the road against Washington State Cougars, they bring with them the drive to secure an important win. Led by Shedeur Sanders and an impressive roster, Colorado should overcome defensive obstacles and outscore its opposition in this encounter.
At Gesa Field in Pullman, Washington on Friday night under the lights Gesa Field is predicted to be an exhilarating showdown between Colorado Buffaloes and Washington Cougars, with Colorado poised for victory after capitalizing on offensive opportunities while their defensive vulnerabilities create favorable conditions for them to win this matchup. Football enthusiasts should anticipate an exhilarating contest, promising fans an exhilarating encounter. The sports football betting odds are in favor of the Buffaloes to win this game and cover the spread.
Score Prediction: Buffaloes 39, Cougars 34.