The Colorado Buffaloes will take on the Minnesota Golden Gophers at 1 p.m. ET on Saturday at Folsom Field. The Buffaloes are 1-1 overall and coming off a 10-7 loss to Texas A&M, while the Golden Gophers are also 1-1, having defeated Miami (OH) last week. These programs have played just three times before with the Buffaloes winning all three contests.
Colorado is favored by three points in the latest Minnesota vs. Colorado odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 48.5. Before entering any Colorado vs. Minnesota picks, you’ll want to see the college football predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Colorado vs. Minnesota. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college football odds for Minnesota vs. Colorado:
Colorado vs. Minnesota spread: Colorado -3
Colorado vs. Minnesota over-under: 48.5 points
What you need to know about Colorado
Colorado as fell 10-7 to the Texas A&M Aggies on Saturday in a surprisingly-tight matchup. Colorado’s only offensive touchdown came from RB Jarek Broussard, who scored late in the first quarter in what would be Colorado’s last points of the game. QB Brendon Lewis had much more success on the ground than through the air as he finished with 76 rushing yards compared to just 89 passing yards.
The Buffaloes defense has allowed only one touchdown in each of its two games. After two games last season, Colorado had allowed nine touchdowns so that side of the ball has made discernible improvements. The Buffaloes have been especially stout against the run, allowing just 58.5 yards per game on a 2.8 rushing average against.
What you need to know about Minnesota
Meanwhile, even if it wasn’t a dominant performance, Minnesota beat the Miami (OH) RedHawks 31-26 on Saturday. Among those leading the charge for Minnesota was RB Treyson Potts, who rushed for two TDs and 178 yards on 34 carries. Potts is filling in for Mohamed Ibrahim who was First-team All-Big Ten last year but is out for the season with a leg injury.
Minnesota will hope to get a better defensive effort against Colorado. The Golden Gophers rank last in the Big Ten with 35.5 points allowed per game and have yet to notch a sack. Minnesota will also hope for better success against Pac-12 teams as it has lost its last three to teams in the conference.