Utah vs Colorado prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 13, Saturday, November 26
Utah vs Colorado Prediction Game Preview
Utah vs Colorado How To Watch
Date: Saturday, November 26
Game Time: 4:00 ET
Venue: Folsom Field, Boulder, CO
How To Watch: Pac-12 Network
Record: Utah (8-3), Colorado (1-10)
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Why Utah Will Win
The Utes will be doing a little scoreboard watching.
They need Oregon to lose to Oregon State – that starts about 90 minutes before this starts – and then it gets potentially weird if Washington beats Washington State later that night.
First, Utah has to take care of business and roll through a Colorado team about to put a merciful end to its season.
The Buffs are dead last in the nation against the run. That’s a big, BIG problem against the Utah offensive line.
The Utes average over 200 yards per game on the ground and are 6-1 when averaging over 4.5 yards per carry – the one loss coming in the final seconds against Florida.
Colorado allowed 4.5 yards per carry or more in every game but two. It’s about to get hammered on hard, but …
Why Colorado Will Win
Utah struggles on the road.
It’s been a disastrous season, and it would be a heavy lift 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 everywhere else Utah.
Salt Lake City Utah is 6-0, beat USC, and totally destroyed everyone else. Everywhere else Utah is 2-3 and had to fight to get past Washington State.
For Colorado, it starts with not turning the ball over. The offense might struggle to move the chains, but the multiple turnovers every game are the killer.
The offensive line hasn’t been awful. It has to keep the Utes out of the backfield, the running game has to be decent, and …
What’s Going To Happen
Dead last in the nation in scoring defense. Dead last in the nation in sacks. Dead last in the nation against the run. Dead last in the nation in third down defense. Second-to-last in the nation in total defense.
It’s been a rough run for Colorado. It’s about to add to that total of 232.5 rushing yards per game allowed as Utah starts running, keeps running, and doesn’t stop.
Utah vs Colorado Prediction, Line
Utah 40, Colorado 13
Line: Utah -29.5, o/u: 52.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 1.5
Utah vs Colorado Must See Rating (out of 5): 2