Colorado Buffaloes vs. Texas Longhorns 1:00 PM ET
Saturday – Big XII esports betting Championship – Reliant Stadium – Houston, TX
Texas is one win away from the Rose Bowl and the BCS Championship and a likely showdown against USC for the tournament. Even the Longhorns can not get in front of themselves since they will soon be facing a Colorado team that has struggled on the past two matches and has nothing more to reduce in this spot. The pressure is squarely on Texas however, the Longhorns have been dominating all season so a hiccup this is very unlikely. Texas has won 18 straight games with just a few of those being single-digit victories.
The Buffaloes endorsed into this championship game as a result of a Iowa St. loss to Kansas in overtime. The offense has sputtered, scoring just 19 points on its past two matches after averaging 30.3 ppg through its first nine matches. Colorado is 62nd in total offense due to a racing game that’s been nonexistent over the next half the growing season. The Buffaloes have averaged just 84.7 ypg over their last six matches after putting upward 165 ypg over their first five games.
The passing game is where this particular team is strong but didn’t show last Friday against Nebraska where Colorado threw for a season low 159 yards and averaged a season low eight yards per catch. It was just the second time this season that the Buffaloes were held to under 300 total yards and also the very first time happened in the future from your Longhorns. Texas held them to 237 total yards as the Longhorns jumped out to a 298-0 lead and never looked backagain.
The Longhorns drove to get a season high 337 yards because the running game has been held under control. Texas rushed for 145 yards, its second lowest output of the entire year but that is where the Buffaloes excel. Colorado is currently second in the nation in rushing defense, allowing only 79.5 ypg and 2.4 ypc. The 145 metres enabled to Texas was a season high but Texas rushed the ball to get only 3.1 ypc.
The Longhorns ended 3rd in rushing offense within the country so it’ll soon be strength against strength yet more. Texas will likely attempt to exploit the Buffaloes passing defense that’s 95th in the country in yards allowed. Colorado is ranked 30th in passing efficiency defense however Vince Young may be the third most efficient quarterback in the nation and that shows in the first meeting where he completed a astounding 25 of 29 moves. Colorado has to get a method to restrain the clock because the shield was on the field for nearly 3 9 minutes from the first meeting.
Texas has been a perfect 6-0 ATS at home this season but 32 traveling which comprised a 1-2 ATS mark when lending a couple of touchdowns. The Longhorns averaged exactly 50 ppg in their four Big XII road games but Colorado has not enabled that lots of points all year. The trouble for the Buffaloes is that they averaged just 22.5 ppg within their conference road matches and they ended the season only 1-4 ATS on the way. Texas surpassed the entire is nine of 11 games this season while Colorado was 6-5 over but four of these overs came at home.