The Colorado Buffaloes and the Colorado State Rams are going to be clashing on the gridiron on Sunday, September 1st as a part of Week 1 college football odds. Join us at Cappers Info as we highlight some of the best NCAA football picks that you’ll find on the internet!
Week 1 NCAA Football Pick: Colorado Buffaloes vs. Colorado State Rams
Date: Sunday, September 1st, 5:30 ET
Location: Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, CO
Week 1 Betting Odds: Colorado -3 (49)
Colorado vs. Colorado State Live TV: CBS Sports Network
The offseason was an ugly one for Colorado fans. Jon Embree was fired, and the team’s AD was canned as well. QB Jordan Webb was arrested and a number of others were ultimately booted out of or transferred from the program. And now comes the fun part: The first game of the year against Colorado State, a team that is equally in shambles and rarely ever actually puts together a competitive team. This isn’t going to be a game for the faint of heart, that’s for sure. Neither of these clubs are going to do all that much in the way of scoring, especially without there being a single talented quarterback on either roster.
Last season, Colorado State put the ball in the air just 21 times and kept it on the ground 42 times. Expect to see that same sort of offensive balance in this one. Colorado threw it 41 times, but just for 187 yards. There weren’t all that many snaps in the game, and the fact of the matter is that it was a low scoring output as you would expect. The Buffs don’t have an offensive line that allows for a deep passing game, and the Rams aren’t even going to bother to try. This game is a dead nuts ‘under’ if we ever saw one, especially for a Week 1 game when the teams haven’t even remotely settled into their respective seasons yet.
Colorado vs. Colorado State Pick: Under 49
Colorado vs. Colorado State Score Prediction: Colorado State 20 – Colorado 14