Caleb Williams, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, has a chance to strengthen his case for a repeat when he leads the No. 8 USC Trojans against coach Deion Sanders and the Colorado Buffaloes in a Pac-12 matchup at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colorado, this Saturday. Williams, a 6-foot-1 junior from Washington, D.C., is topping several passing categories nationally, despite only playing 12 quarters of football. His outstanding performance has also kept the Trojans (4-0, 2-0 in Pac-12) undefeated and in contention for a spot in the College Football Playoffs. Meanwhile, the Buffaloes (3-1, 0-1) have already tripled their win total from the previous season.
The game is set to kick off at noon ET, with the Trojans heavily favored by 21.5 points, and the over/under for total points scored is set at 73. Before making any predictions for the Colorado vs. USC game, it's important to consider the insights and advice from SportsLine's trusted computer model.
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Now, the model has turned its attention to the USC vs. Colorado matchup and has just revealed its picks and predictions, which you can find on SportsLine's website. Here are some key college football odds and trends for the game:
- USC vs. Colorado spread: Trojans -21.5
- USC vs. Colorado over/under: 73 points
- USC vs. Colorado money line: Trojans -1527, Buffaloes +841
- USC is led by Caleb Williams, who leads the nation in passing efficiency (223.1).
- Colorado's Shedeur Sanders ranks second in the FBS in passing yards per game (352.5).
- USC boasts a strong passing offense, ranking third in the country with 377.2 passing yards per game, led by Caleb Williams.
- Colorado's pass defense is vulnerable, ranking 111th nationally and allowing 269.2 passing yards per game.
- Colorado's offensive line has struggled, giving up 5.75 sacks per game, the second-highest in the FBS.
Why Colorado Has a Chance:
- Colorado has an impressive passing attack, ranking fifth in the nation with 353.2 passing yards per game, led by quarterback Shedeur Sanders.
- Colorado has excelled in turnover creation, with seven interceptions and 11 total forced turnovers, resulting in a +1.75 turnover margin per game, ranking fourth in the nation.
SportsLine's model predicts the point total to go under, with the teams combining for 68 points. The model also suggests that one side of the spread is likely to hit in more than 50% of simulations. To get the full details and recommendations from the model that has delivered nearly $2,500 in profit on its top-rated college football spread picks, visit SportsLine.