• Washington State vs. Colorado in a Pac-12 showdown
• Friday, Nov. 17 at 10:30 PM ET
• Gesa Field in Pullman, Washington
With this being the final year of the Pac-12 in play, there are major bragging rights for teams. For Deion Sanders and Colorado, they started off the season red hot, but they’ve been on a bit of a downward slide over the past month or so. With that said, there are still two games left on the schedule and they can sneak into a bowl game. With that said, Colorado is hoping to upset Washington State in a Friday night showdown.
This won’t be easy, but Coach Prime is ready for his first visit to Pullman and his guys are amped up to put on a show. With this game being on a Friday night, it will be a primetime contest for the Buffs and they’re going to want to play at a high level with the world watching. Colorado may be on a bit of a rough patch, but they certainly have the offensive firepower to make life difficult for WSU and head coach Jake Dickert.
|WSU vs. Colorado odds|
|WSU to win||-110||-110||-110|
|Colorado to win||+125||+125||+125|
|Over 48.5 points||-110||-110||-110|
|Under 48.5 points||-110||-110||-110|
“I want to win, I want to win a game,” Sanders when talking about Washington State and speculation that he could leave for Texas A&M. “So you think I really do sit down and think about that kind of stuff? What strikes me about that, about myself, is that you guys think I really sit down and say ‘Ah yeah, Stephen A., yeah.’ C’mon. I’m good. We got to win. Let’s focus on this week when we play Friday so we lose a game of practice.”
According to the best-rated sportsbooks, which includes the reliable Bovada review, Washington State is actually the favorite, as they hold -110 NCAAF betting odds to post a win. The Buffs are +125. A lot of people, however, think that Colorado will be able to take care of business on the road and come away with an important victory to keep their bowl hopes alive. However, we don’t think that’s going to happen.
🦬 @DeionSanders address rumors Texas A&M is interested in his services given their recent HC vacancy.
He also addresses the notion that he may not be in Boulder after next season.
“My mother is here. My sister is here. My dog is here. My daughter is here. My 3 sons are here.” pic.twitter.com/tOUwhuf65G
— Mat Smith (@RealMatSmith) November 14, 2023
Washington State is our pick to post a victory over Colorado
Heading into Week 11, Washington State is our pick to post a victory over Colorado. The Cougs have lost six games in a row and they’re on the brink of missing out on a bowl game too, but you can’t ignore how strong they’ve been at times this campaign. To open the season, Wazzu was a perfect 4-0 and they were ranked the No. 13 team in the country. However, they’ve lost those six games in a row and now sit at 4-6.
Despite the awful play of late, quarterback Cam Ward can still sling the ball all over the field. Last weekend, Ward and the Cougs suffered a heartbreaking loss to Cal on the road. They fought back in the end, but they weren’t able to get the job done. Come Friday night, Ward, Lincoln Victor, Brennan Jackson, RJ Stone and others will do everything in their power to help the home team post a victory on Senior Night.
Cam Ward was awesome on that scoring drive, which covered 75 yards in 14 plays. Huge response from the Cougs.
End 1: Cal 14, WSU 7 pic.twitter.com/VxGYdL7Ful
— Greg Woods (@GregWWoods) November 11, 2023
“I’m extremely appreciative of this group of guys. A lot of these players I’ve been with for four years. Whether they’ve been here for six months or six years, I’m just really appreciative of all the efforts and sacrifices these guys have made,” Dickert said. “Excited for all of their futures – whether that includes football or not, I know these guys are ready for life, and that’s what our program produces.”
Both Colorado and WSU are in must-win mode to keep their bowl hopes on the table. It’s not going to be easy for either team, but we think that Wazzu will be able to take advantage of their home-field advantage. The stands should be packed for this one as well, which will benefit Dickert and Co. This could be a close game, but in the end, we’re predicting Washington State to post a 28-24 victory. It will be a needed victory for them.
The over should hit between Washington State and Colorado
With both of these teams having high-powered offenses, we think the over should hit between Washington State and Colorado in this one. On one side of things, Shadeur Sanders is the quarterback for the Buffs, while Ward leads the way for WSU. Ward is a fantastic talent and he’s one of the top hurlers on the West Coast. With the way he’s played this year, plenty of experts think he has a great future in the NFL. The same can be said for the younger Sanders, who has been electric this campaign.
Colorado and WSU’s defenses have struggled this year, which is why both teams are 4-6. Coach Prime and Dickert are going to want to open up the playbook and let the offenses air the ball out in Pullman. As we mentioned above, we think the Cougs could come away with a 28-24 win. This would total 52 points. Per the oddsmakers, the over/under has been set at 48.5 points, with -110 NCAAF betting odds for both the over and under. We’re confident in the over and that’s our pick in this case.