Colorado vs. Nicholls State Prediction, Game Preview

    Colorado vs. Nicholls State prediction and game preview. The Buffaloes look to improve to 3-1 as they host the winless Colonels.

    September 21, 2015

    The Colorado Buffaloes (2-1) seek their third consecutive win when Nicholls State (0-2) visits Boulder. We review the Buffs final non-conference game below in the Colorado vs. Nicholls State prediction and game preview.

    Colorado vs. Nicholls State Game Preview

    Broadcast

    Date: Saturday, September 26
    Game Time: 12:30 ET
    Network: Pac-12 Network

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    Why You Need To Care

    With a victory over Nicholls State, Colorado will carry a three-game winning streak into Pac-12 play. While that alone won’t erase gaps with the likes of Oregon and UCLA, confidence and momentum will go a long way with a team like the Buffs. They hung on to beat rival Colorado State in overtime Saturday, despite being outgained. The 0-2 Colonels dropped their other game with an FBS team, Louisiana-Monroe, 47-0.

    Why Nicholls State Will Win

    A visit to Boulder might be just what the sagging Colonel offense needs. Colorado yielded 500 yards in Denver last week, and its pass rush is impotent. Nicholls State will counter with the passing of Tuskani Figaro and the running of Tobias Lofton.

    Why Colorado Will Win

    The Colonels’ opener with UL-Monroe provides a blueprint for this matchup. They gave up 370 passing yards and 40 first-half points in the loss. The Buffaloes will be every bit as effective, with Sefo Liufau to Nelson Spruce and a deep collection of backs freely moving the ball up and down the field.

    Player Who Matters

    The record is decent, but the line play has not been for the Buffaloes. The team has just four sacks in three games, and the O-line will miss injured LT Jeromy Irwin. C Alex Kelley is coming off a rough outing, as did Irwin’s successor, Sam Kronshage.

    What’s Going To Happen?

    Colorado has plenty of issues that need to be addressed, from defense to the line play. On this day, however, the Buffaloes will roll through an overmatched FCS team without much resistance to get out of non-conference play 3-1.

    Colorado vs. Nicholls State Prediction

    Final Score: Colorado 58, Nicholls State 7, Line: No Line, o/u: No Line
    Must See Rating: 5: Republican Debate, Second Round – 1: Republican Debate, First Round … 1

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