Star wideout Jacob Cowing and the Arizona Wildcats (2-1) play the Colorado Buffaloes (0-4) on Saturday at 9:30 PM ET, at Arizona Stadium.
The Buffaloes are expected to lose by at least two TDs (currently +17.5) against the Wildcats (with an over/under of 56.5 points).
Game Info and Betting Lines for Arizona vs. Colorado
- Game Day: Saturday, October 1, 2022
- Game Time: 9:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: Pac-12 Network
- Location: Tucson, Arizona
- Stadium: Arizona Stadium
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Arizona Betting Insights
- Colorado is winless against the spread so far this season in four games with a set total.
- Colorado is winless against the spread (0-3) when playing as at least 17.5-point underdogs.
- Three of Colorado’s four games with a set total have hit the over (75%).
Arizona Stats & Insights
- Arizona is averaging 390.3 yards per game offensively this year (81st in the FBS), and are allowing 355.0 yards per game (60th) on the defensive side of the ball.
- Arizona is totaling 28.7 points per game on offense this year (83rd in the FBS), and is allowing 29.0 points per game (86th) on defense.
- Arizona has the 46th-ranked offense this year in terms of passing yards (268.0 passing yards per game), and has been better on the other side of the ball, ranking 19th-best with just 168.7 passing yards allowed per game.
- Despite sporting a bottom-25 run defense that ranks 21st-worst in the FBS (186.3 rushing yards allowed per game), Arizona has had more success on offense, ranking 98th in the FBS by putting up 122.3 rushing yards per game.
- Arizona ranks 70th in third-down efficiency (39.5%) on offense and 49th in third-down percentage allowed (33.3%) on defense this year.
- Arizona ranks 45th in college football with a +1 turnover margin after forcing 6 turnovers (41st in the FBS) and committing five (61st in the FBS).
Arizona’s Best Players
- Jayden de Laura has 1,149 pass yards for Arizona, completing 60.1% of his passes and throwing eight touchdowns and six interceptions this season.
- The team’s top rusher, Michael Wiley, has carried the ball 35 times for 210 yards (52.5 per game), scoring three times. He’s also caught nine passes for 78 yards.
- D.J. Williams has piled up 131 yards on 26 carries, scoring one time.
- Cowing’s leads his squad with 378 yards as a receiver. He’s racked up that yardage on 27 catches (out of 45 targets) and scored six touchdowns.
- Dorian Singer has caught 23 passes while averaging 71.8 yards per game.
- Tetairoa McMillan has compiled 11 catches for 200 yards, an average of 50.0 yards per game. He’s scored two times as a receiver this season.
- Paris Shand paces the team with 1.5 sacks, and also has 1.0 TFL and 12 tackles.
- Arizona’s top-tackler, Jerry Roberts, has 34 tackles this year.
- Treydan Stukes has a team-leading one interception to go along with six tackles and one pass defended.
Colorado Betting Insights
- Colorado has not covered the spread in a game yet this year (0-4-0).
- Colorado is 0-3 against the spread when an underdog by 17.5 points or greater this season.
- Colorado games have gone over the point total in three out of four opportunities (75%).
Colorado Stats & Insights
- Colorado has lots of room to improve, as it ranks fifth-worst in total yards per game (261.3) and 10th-worst in total yards allowed per game (467.8).
- This season has been ugly for Colorado on both offense and defense, as it is putting up only 11.8 points per game (fifth-worst) and surrendering 43.3 points per game (seventh-worst).
- While Colorado’s pass offense has had trouble moving the chains, ranking 15th-worst with 158.5 passing yards per game, its defense ranks seventh-best with just 144.5 passing yards ceded per contest.
- Colorado has struggled on both sides of the ball in terms of rushing this season, ranking 19th-worst in rushing yards (102.8 per game) and worst in rushing yards allowed (323.3 per game).
- In terms of third-down efficiency, this season has been ugly for Colorado on both sides of the ball, as it is posting a 23.6% third-down conversion percentage (seventh-worst) and allowing a 55.3% conversion rate (worst).
- Colorado has compiled four forced turnovers (84th in the FBS) and committed six turnovers (80th in the FBS) this season for a -2 turnover margin that ranks 100th in the FBS.
Colorado’s Best Players
- Deion Smith has run the ball 30 times for 175 yards, with one touchdown.
- Charlie Offerdahl has compiled 113 yards on 24 carries.
- Daniel Arias paces his team with 206 receiving yards on 13 receptions.
- Jordyn Tyson has caught five passes and compiled 71 receiving yards (17.8 per game) with two touchdowns.
- R.J. Sneed’s six grabs (on eight targets) have netted him 53 yards (13.3 ypg).
- Josh Chandler-Semedo leads the team with 2.0 sacks, and also has 4.0 TFL and 25 tackles.
- Quinn Perry, Colorado’s top tackler, has 32 tackles and 1.0 TFL this year.
- Isaiah Lewis has picked off a team-high one pass. He also has 21 tackles and one pass defended to his name.