Colorado Buffaloes Vs. Utah Utes: A Statistical Preview

Russ Isabella-US PRESSWIRE

Even against Utah's nearly as bad offense, the Buffs can only come up with two little Buffaloes for this match-up.


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Advantage Conf National Actual Category Actual National Conf
Rank Rank Rank Rank
http://content.sportslogos.net/logos/35/892/full/f59mntuxy6z31v0gapgueoyg2.gif height= 11 109 110.09 Rushing Offense 127 97 9
http://content.sportslogos.net/logos/35/892/full/f59mntuxy6z31v0gapgueoyg2.gif height= 12 99 182.18 Passing Offense 196.36 96 11
http://content.sportslogos.net/logos/35/892/full/f59mntuxy6z31v0gapgueoyg2.gif height= 12 118 292.27 Total Offense 323.36 108 11
http://content.sportslogos.net/logos/35/892/full/f59mntuxy6z31v0gapgueoyg2.gif height= 12 120 16.27 Scoring Offense 25.27 83 8
http://content.sportslogos.net/logos/35/892/full/f59mntuxy6z31v0gapgueoyg2.gif height= 12 116 227.64 Rushing Defense 129.64 26 3
http://content.sportslogos.net/logos/35/892/full/f59mntuxy6z31v0gapgueoyg2.gif height= 12 120 178.36 Pass Efficiency Defense 134.56 69 8
http://content.sportslogos.net/logos/35/892/full/f59mntuxy6z31v0gapgueoyg2.gif height= 12 118 502.36 Total Defense 358.45 35 5
http://content.sportslogos.net/logos/35/892/full/f59mntuxy6z31v0gapgueoyg2.gif height= 12 120 46.36 Scoring Defense 24.18 43 6
http://content.sportslogos.net/logos/35/892/full/f59mntuxy6z31v0gapgueoyg2.gif height= 5 24 39.11 Net Punting 39.33 21 3
http://www.viewfromrockytop.com/wp-images/logos/colorado_logo.png 11 93 5.56 Punt Returns 5.36 95 12
http://content.sportslogos.net/logos/35/892/full/f59mntuxy6z31v0gapgueoyg2.gif height= 9 88 19.64 Kickoff Returns 24.22 25 2
http://content.sportslogos.net/logos/35/892/full/f59mntuxy6z31v0gapgueoyg2.gif height= 12 114 -1.36 Turnover Margin 00 56 7
http://content.sportslogos.net/logos/35/892/full/f59mntuxy6z31v0gapgueoyg2.gif height= 11 106 274.73 Pass Defense 228.82 53 3
http://content.sportslogos.net/logos/35/892/full/f59mntuxy6z31v0gapgueoyg2.gif height= 12 116 103.18 Passing Efficiency 128.82 74 7
http://content.sportslogos.net/logos/35/892/full/f59mntuxy6z31v0gapgueoyg2.gif height= 11 80 1.73 Sacks 2.36 34 6
http://www.viewfromrockytop.com/wp-images/logos/colorado_logo.png 9 54 5.91 Tackles For Loss 5.64 64 10
http://content.sportslogos.net/logos/35/892/full/f59mntuxy6z31v0gapgueoyg2.gif height= 11 119 4.27 Sacks Allowed 2.27 85 6


If the stats don't lie, which they usually don't, we are going to be in for one special display of ineptitude on Friday.

Quarterback Travis Wilson and running back John White IV have started to get it going a bit over the past month, but the Utes offense is the worst non-Colorado offense in the Pac-12 by a pretty big margin. Of course, the Buffaloes have a special talent for making opposing offense look much better than they really are.

The Utes defense has the ability to be strong. They aren't don't get a lot of sacks or turnovers, but they do keep the yards down. With Christian Powell looking questionable due to lingering effects from a concussion, Nick Hirschman will have to carry even more weight on his shoulders.

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