The (#19) Colorado Buffaloes (3-0) will face the (#10) Oregon Ducks (3-0) on Saturday afternoon. Colorado edged rival Colorado State 43-35 in double-overtime in Week 3. Star quarterback Shedeur Sanders threw for 348 yards and four scores in the dramatic victory. Meanwhile, Oregon blew out Hawaii 55-10 last Saturday. The Ducks held their opponents to just 201 yards on offense.
|Buffaloes||+21.5 (-110)||Over 69.5 (-115)||+650|
|Ducks||-21.5 (-110)||Under 69.5 (-105)||-1000|
Odds Courtesy of BetRivers Sportsbook
Fixture: Colorado Buffaloes vs. Oregon Ducks
Date & Time: Saturday, September 23, 3:30 p.m. EDT
Venue: Autzen Stadium, Eugene, Oregon
Colorado averages 418 passing yards per game, trailing just Washington for the top spot in the Pac-12. Gunslinger Shedeur Sanders has thrown 1,251 yards and ten touchdowns in three games. However, the Buffs rank dead-last in the conference in rushing yards per game (61) and rushing yards per attempt(2.0). The one-dimensional Colorado offense averaged 41.3 points per game, the fifth-best mark in the Pac.
The Colorado Buffaloes allow 265 passing yards per game and a conference-worst 2.3 passing touchdowns per game. Colorado also gets gashed in the run, coughing up nearly 200 rushing yards per game on 5.0 yards per attempt. The Buffs trail only Stanford in most points allowed per game (30.3). However, Deion Sanders’ squad forces north of three turnovers per game.
Oregon leads the Pac-12 with a 78.4 completion percentage. Star quarterback Bo Nix has tossed eight touchdowns to no picks to start the season. The Ducks are also in the top three of the conference in rushing yards per game (229.3) and yards per attempt (7.2). Alongside Nix, Bucky Irving and Jordan James carry the load for the Ducks’ rushing attack.
Oregon houses one of the best secondary in the conference, allowing just 159 passing yards per game. However, the front seven has gotten tested against the run. They are in the bottom half of the conference in rushing yards allowed per game and yards per rush. Oregon averages two forced turnovers per game.
I like the Oregon Ducks in this contest. Despite a solid start for the Colorado Buffaloes in 2023, they struggle to run the ball and stop the pass, two strengths of the Oregon Ducks. Meanwhile, a solid Oregon secondary should trouble Shedeur Sanders and the Colorado passing attack. So, let’s roll with the Ducks on the spread in this Week 4 tilt.