Teams Among Six With Lone Pac-12 Win
The Arizona St. Sun Devils try to bounce back after a losing effort, hitting the road against the Colorado Buffaloes in a Pac-12 contest Saturday afternoon. Arizona St. lost by a point to the Stanford Cardinal last out and is tied for seventh place (with three other teams) in the league. Colorado is one of those teams, routed last week by Oregon St. Both the Devils and Buffs are 1-3 in Pac-12 play this season. Before you do any betting online, look at our in-depth preview. We’ve plenty of NCAA football odds for you to consider.
The Arizona St. defense performed admirably against Stanford last game, holding the Cardinal to five field goals while not allowing a touchdown. Unfortunately, the Sun Devils only scored 14 points, resulting in another losing effort. ASU’s struggled all season long.
“We weren’t efficient enough on offense,” interim coach Shaun Aguano said after Saturday’s loss. “Our defense did a great job … keeping them out of the end zone. Fifteen points shouldn’t win football games.“
Quarterback Emory Jones had 227 yards (one touchdown), adding 27 rushing yards. The junior, formerly of Florida, has 1,347 yards (five touchdowns) in his first season in Tempe.
Xazavian Valladay has been the Devils’ best ground weapon, 642 yards (seven touchdowns) this season. Valladay had 76 yards (one touchdown) against Stanford, their third consecutive game with a rushing score.
Colorado did earn its first win of the season two weeks ago, against California. However, the offense went quiet again last week, with just nine points in a blowout loss to Oregon St. The Buffaloes are averaging just 13.7 points per game, 129th out of 131 FBS teams.
Sophomore running back Jayle Stacks scored the team’s lone touchdown in the loss to the Beavers. He finished with 50 yards on eight carries, more than double his season’s output at that point. Leading rusher Deion Smith (243 yards, one touchdown) was unavailable against Oregon St. (injury against Cal), and his status for this week is not clear.
One player who definitely isn’t playing is freshman quarterback Owen McCown (600 yards, two touchdowns), already been ruled out of Saturday’s contest. Sophomore J.T. Shrout gets the nod against the Sun Devils, looking to add to his 507 yards (three touchdowns) this season. He had 206 yards against Oregon St. but two interceptions.
The Colorado defense has to play better if it’s going to stay in this one. Colorado surrenders 38.7 points per game, and opponents are averaging more than 200 yards both running and passing against the Buffs.
Arizona St. vs Colorado Game Injuries
Arizona St. vs Colorado Head-To-Head
ASU has the edge in the rivalry, winning nine of the dozen games. Arizona St. snapped a two-game losing skid with a 35-13 victory in Tempe last season.
Colorado is 2-3 when playing Arizona St. at home, the two victories coming in the last two games. Looking at the college football lines, Arizona St. is expected to roll on the road.
Arizona St. vs Colorado Game Information
- Game: Arizona St. (2-5, 1-3 Pac-12) vs Colorado (1-6, 1-3 Pac-12)
- Location: Folsom Field, Boulder, CO
- Day/Time: Saturday, Oct. 29th, 7:30 p.m. ET
- Arizona St. vs Colorado Live Stream: ESPN
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Arizona St. vs Colorado Betting Lines
Arizona St. vs Colorado Prediction
The Colorado Buffaloes have had a hard time this season, likely without their top quarterback and running back in this one. Meanwhile, the Arizona St. Sun Devils have been playing better of late, and should be able to secure an easy victory in this one.
With your college football betting and college football odds, take Arizona St. to win (and cover) on the road.