Deon Sanders and Colorado State are turning doubters into believers after every scintillating win.
Will their hot streak continue this Saturday?
Coach Prime's Colorado Buffaloes have been setting the field ablaze with back-to-back statement wins, and now they're gearing up to face off against the Colorado State Rams in Week 3.
The odds are in favor of the Buffaloes to continue their winning streak and surge to a remarkable 3-0 start in the young season.
Now, let's break down this epic clash and unveil our prediction for Saturday’s college football showpiece.
The Colorado Buffaloes have been nothing short of sensational, and it's reflected in the odds.
The opening betting lines in Las Vegas have them as heavy favorites with a 17-point spread. And that spread widened even more to 22.5 points following Buffalo's statement win over traditional bowl participant Nebraska.
But let’s break down the numbers to find out why Colorado will get the win and cover that 20+ spread.
Jay Norvell had a rough ride for the Rams in Year 1, where they finished with a dismal 3-9 record. The difficulty of generating points emerged as the biggest reason for the forgettable campaign. In 12 games, they scored more than 20 points not even once, proving that their offense wasn’t clicking at all last year.
Entering Year 2, Norvell expected improvement in the way Colorado State produced its points. Unfortunately, they got a rude awakening right away in Week 1 following their embarrassing 50-24 loss to Washington State.
Worse, their offensive structure appears to be in disarray already. Norvell’s decision to sit starting quarterback Clay Millen in favor of backup Brayden Fowler-Nicolosi in the final minutes of the game may indicate distrust in the former’s ability to deliver in the clutch.
On the other hand, the buffalo are on fire!
Colorado starting quarterback Shedeur Sanders leads the nation with an eye-popping 451.5 passing yards per game. He has three reliable wide receivers to thank for that!
And just like that, the Buffaloes possess one of the most dynamic offenses in college football, scoring an average of 40.5 points between their two games.
On the other hand, Colorado State's defense allowed a 556-yard allowance in the season opener vs. Washington State, which is not known for its explosive offense.
This sets the stage for Sanders and his aerial assault to make a big impact. They are bound to deliver another stellar offensive display on Saturday, and I won’t be surprised at all if they drop 50 points on Colorado State’s heads.
"Sure, a 22.5-point spread is a lot to cover for any team. But Deon Sanders has proven to us in just two games that his team’s offense has ridiculous potential. My prediction is clear: Coach Prime's Colorado Buffaloes will cover the 22.5-point spread. Total: Over 61.0 points."
Prediction: Colorado State 25, Colorado 54
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