Utah vs Colorado prediction, match preview, how to watch. Week 13, Saturday 26 November
Utah vs. Colorado Prediction Game Preview
Utah vs Colorado how to watch
Date: Saturday, November 26th
Game time: 4:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Folsom Field, Boulder, CO
How to see: Pac-12 network
Record: Utah (8-3), Colorado (1-10)
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Why Utah will win
The Utes will watch a small scoreboard.
They need Oregon to lose to Oregon State — that starts about 90 minutes before kick-off — and then things might get weird if Washington beats Washington State later that night.
First, Utah needs to get down to business and roll through a Colorado team looking to end their season mercifully.
The buffs are dead last in the nation against the run. That’s a big, BIG problem against the Utah offensive line.
The Utes are averaging over 200 yards per game on the ground and are 6-1 at averaging over 4.5 yards per carry — their only dying-second loss to Florida.
Colorado allowed 4.5 yards per carry or more in every game except two. It’s about to be pounded hard, but…
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Why Colorado will win
Utah fights on the street.
It’s been a disastrous season and it would be tough practice to get past a team good enough to potentially play for the Pac-12 championship, but there’s Salt Lake City Utah and there’s Utah everywhere else.
Salt Lake City Utah is 6-0, defeating USC and totally destroying everyone else. Everywhere else, Utah is 2-3 and has struggled to get past Washington State.
For Colorado, it starts with not flipping the ball. Offense may struggle to move the chains, but the multiple turnovers in each game are the killer.
The offensive line wasn’t terrible. It has to keep the Utes out of backcourt, the running game has to be decent and…
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What will happen
Dead last in the nation in goal defense. The last of the nation in sacks. Dead last in the nation against the barrel. Last death in the nation in third defense. Second to last in the nation in total defense.
It’s been a tough run for Colorado. It’s about to add to the 232.5 rushing yards allowed per game if Utah starts running, keeps running and doesn’t stop.
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Utah vs Colorado prediction, line
Utah 40, Colorado 13
Line: Utah -29.5, top/bottom: 52.5
ATS confidence of 5: 1.5
Score Utah vs. Colorado Must See (of 5): 2
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The story originally appeared in College Football News