The Utah Utes enter Friday's game as the heavy favorites to beat the Buffaloes. The only question that seems to remain is how much they will beat them by?
The Colorado Buffaloes (2-10, 1-7) will stage their season finale on Friday, heading to Salt Late City to take on the Utah Utes (7-4, 4-4) in a Mountain West Conference matchup.
The Buffaloes are coming off a 6-45 loss against the UCLA Bruins and have struggled altogether this season, losing eight of their last nine games. The Utes -- who beat the Bruins 31-6 just two weeks ago -- outstripe the Rams in every category except passing yards and turnover ratio, which could make for an interesting game if those trends hold.
OddsShark.com had the Utes opening as a 19.5 favorite, but the consensus appears to have grown to a full 21-point advantage for Utah. The over/under is currently at 48.5, but given how porous the Buffaloes defense has been of late -- allowing over 30 points in each of the last three weeks -- the Utes may be able to cross that barrier on their own.
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