Staff Predictions: Colorado

Arizona faces Colorado at home on Saturday. Read on to see how WildcatAuthority.com sees the game playing out.

Cody James Martin: As much as I want to call this game as a blow out, I’m struggling with that idea. Arizona is a team that is desperate for a win to right the ship and possibly salvage the division title. Colorado is a team that has already been eliminated from bowl contention and is playing the rest of the season to mess up the end of the year for all of the other teams. In short, Colorado has nothing to lose and that makes it a dangerous team.

Arizona comes out ready to play, but a quick Colorado score silences the crowd and everyone buckles up for a bumpy ride. Anu Solomon is shaky out of the gates, but finds his stride at the end of the half to keep it even going to halftime. Numerous receivers have trouble holding onto the ball, except for Cayleb Jones, who has a career day.

The Wildcats pull away down the stretch and Nick Wilson and Terris Jones-Grigsby pad their stats late in the fourth quarter. Colorado cuts it to a single score, but a Casey Skworon field goal puts the game out of reach with just a few minutes remaining.

Arizona 38, Colorado 28

Overall: 4-4

Michael Luke: Colorado is a very dangerous team. The Buffaloes have played better than the record would indicate and are likely to put up some points against Arizona.

However, Arizona has better players and figures to come out incredibly focused. Bottom line, Colorado has no players capable of covering any of Arizona's leading receivers.

Arizona 49, Colorado 28

Overall: 5-3



Jason Scheer: I thought that Colorado would be able to give Arizona a game, but as the week went on, my opinion changed. I just don't see how Colorado is going to stop Arizona's offense. The Buffs don't have a good run defense in the slightest and don't have anything that resembles a shut down corner.

Anu Solomon should not have any issues getting back on track and this is the ideal game to get the running backs going. It might be close early, but Colorado is going to wear down as Arizona's offense keeps attacking it.

Arizona 56, Colorado 24

Overall: 7-1


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