Free College Football Picks Today: Washington Huskies vs Colorado Buffaloes 11/19/22

Free College Football Picks Today: Washington Huskies vs Colorado Buffaloes 11/19/22
Sat 19th November 2022

The No. 15 University of Washington Huskies (8-2, 5-2 Pac-12), the Pac-12 Conference’s most potent passing offense, host the University of Colorado Buffaloes (1-9, 1-6 Pac-12), one of the conference’s softest aerial defenses, at Alaska Airlines Field at Husky Stadium on Saturday.

The Huskies are 31-point favorites, and the total is 64. Colorado is coming off a one-sided 55-17 loss at the hands of No. 8 USC at United Airlines Field at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum last Friday, their fourth straight defeat.

J.T. Shrout threw for 124 yards and an interception. Alex Fontenot ran 20 times for 108 yards and a touchdown. Jack Hestera caught three passes for 39 yards.Washington won for the fourth straight game last Saturday, beating No. 6 Oregon 37-34 at Autzen Stadium.

Michael Penix Jr. was 26 of 35 for 408 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception. Wayne Taulapapa carried 10 times for 70 yards and a touchdown. Jalen McMillan hauled in eight receptions for 122 yards.

HEAD-TO-HEAD

The Buffaloes won the only game between the teams last season, a 20-17 victory in November. Dylan Morris tossed two touchdowns for Washington.

TALE OF THE TAPE

The Buffaloes are averaging 15.7 points per game for the season, 127th in FBS, and they are facing a Huskies defense that has surrendered 27.6 PPG (78th). Meanwhile, Washington has scored 38.4 points a game this season, 13th in the country, and Colorado is allowing 41.7 PPG (131st).

The Buffaloes rank as one of the nation’s worst teams in passing yards per game (182.9, 116th), while they are 107th in rushing yards (115.9). The Huskies are 87th in passing yards allowed per game (241.9) and 48th against the run (137.1).Washington has been the nation’s top passing team, averaging 374.0 passing yards per game, while ranking 101st in rushing yards (124.2). The Buffaloes are allowing 260.2 passing yards (106th) and 227.8 rushing yards per game (130th).

TOP PERFORMERS

Through eight games, J.T. Shrout has thrown for six touchdowns (7 INT) and 137.5 yards per game to lead Colorado in passing. In four away games this season, he has one TD (4 INT) and an average of 101.2 yards passing. Deion Smith leads the team in rushing with an average of 47.6 yards a game over eight games. He has two touchdowns on the ground.

Jordyn Tyson is the Buffaloes’ leading receiver with 58.8 yards a game and four TDs. Michael Penix Jr. has 25 passing touchdowns (6 INT) with 364.0 yards per game through 10 games to lead Washington. In six home games this season, he has thrown for 17 TDs (2 INT) and an average of 367.0 yards.

Wayne Taulapapa has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 54.6 yards a game through 10 games. He has eight total touchdowns, seven rushing and one receiving. Rome Odunze has been a star in the Huskies’ aerial attack. He has six touchdowns and a 101.6 yard per game average through nine appearances.

HOME AND AWAY

Colorado has yet to taste victory away from Folsom Field this season in five games. Washington is looking to remain unbeaten at home this season.

SportsTips’ College Foottball Pick:

Washington -30.5 (-110)

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