Colorado (@5.5) vs Washington State (@1.14)
19-10-2019

Our Prediction:

Washington State will win

Colorado – Washington State Match Prediction | 19-10-2019 19:00

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The Colorado defense will need to take a page out of Cals book and pressure Falk. When he was under pressure and uncomfortable against the Golden Bears, he threw five interceptions. Colorados defense needs to take a step in the right direction. He needs to be under constant duress and scrambling more than hes in the pocket. While that definitely wont happen again, he is still reeling from that loss and may make some crucial mistakes.

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Washington State comes into this matchup with the top-ranked passing offense and that should terrify the Buffaloes who just let Khalil Tate light them up for 350 yards and 5 TDs. Colorado lost to 2-7 Oregon State at home two weeks ago and I just dont see how Gardner Minshew and the Cougars dont win this one by double-digits. Colorado has been in a tailspin over the last month and although they have a solid QB in Steven Montez, the Buffaloes are extremely thin at the WR position due to injuries.

Luke Falk will bounce back with a big game, nearing 400 yards through the air and four touchdowns. Oh, and the Cougars will finally establish a run game. Its going to be another long day for the Colorado defense. It shouldnt take much to get these guys motivated as the playoff has been dangled in front of their faces like a carrot. Washington State is going to come out angry as Mike Leach has lit a fire under this team all week long.

He will need to bounce back in a big way. 15 in the country, Washington State will be led by Luke Falk on Saturday evening as it faces off against last years Pac-12 South champ, Colorado. Currently ranked No. Falk has had a strong season outside of two games, passing for 2,286 yards and 19 touchdowns with seven picks five of those interceptions came last week.

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Washington State should win this game comfortably while managing to cover the 10.5 point spread. Im fully expecting a rebound performance from Washington State at home on Saturday night. Falk and Co. should play much better, especially when looking at how well they have played apart from a brief letdown last weekend. Falk has averaged 326.6 passing yards per game this season, and he should be able to manage a similar output against the Buffaloes Colorado is currently ranked just 76th overall against the pass.

The Buffaloes clearly prefer to run the ball on offense, which doesnt exactly bode well for them in this particular match-up when considering how well the Cougars defend against the rush. On the other hand, Washington State is 15-7 ATS over their past 22 conference games. Colorado is also just 1-5 ATS over their past six games and over their past six conference showdowns. Washington State is only allowing an average of 125.9 yards on the ground per game (35th overall).

It hasnt mattered too much for the Pac-12s top scoring defense, but against a quarterback like Steven Montez, you cant give him time. Theres not enough of a pass rush, and there arent huge things happening in the backfield. On the flip side, Washington continues to have problems with its line getting into the backfield.

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Washington State hasn't been as good on the road and struggled against Cal, but Colorado is in a tailspin. As is the case with the general public, I don't think Washington State's getting enough credit in this matchup. The spread is at 5.5 points, and I think a more realistic number would be around 7.5.

He was also a big contributor against Oregon State, rushing for 185 and two scores. Lindsay has averaged an impressive 142.1 yards per game on the ground while also scoring 10 rushing touchdowns. QB Steven Montez has also played well, throwing for an average of 241.6 passing yards per game and completing over 60% of his passes. The Buffaloes have relied heavily on star RB Phillip Lindsay to lead the way on offense. The Buffaloes improved to 4-3 on the season after sneaking past the Oregon State Beavers 36-33 last weekend. Colorado trailed for much of the game before mounting a late comeback to register their first Pac-12 victory this year. However, they are also giving up an average of 424.3 total yards per game (97th). On the other side of the ball, the Buffaloes defense has limited opponents to an average of 24.1 points per game (54th overall).