20-Dime Pac-12 Title Game Annihilator
Colorado vs. Washington,
12/02/2016 21:00 EDT,
Score: 10 - 41
Point Spread: -7½/-105 Washington
Colorado's had a great season, but now the Buffaloes meet their Waterloo here in the Pac-12 title game.
Washington has the conference's top defense yielding just 17.8 points per game, a big edge in speed and skill position players with Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year quarterback Jake Browning and a special teams advantage in both returns and place-kicking.
The Huskies also have big-game experience, which Colorado lacks. Add this all up and the Huskies win by double-digits.
Washington is the fresher team off consecutive blowout victories against Arizona State and Washington State. Colorado is off a tough physical 27-22 home win against Utah last week. The week before the Buffaloes came from trailing late in the third quarter to win against Washington State, 38-24.
The Huskies have won their bowl game in three of the past four years. Their coach, Chris Peterson, has a history of big game having coached at Boise State.
Colorado hasn't been on the national stage in years. The Buffaloes' last bowl appearance was nine years ago. Their coach, Mike MacIntyre, did a great job this season but he doesn't have Peterson's bowl and big game resume.
Style points matter here, too, for the Huskies. They want a college football playoff berth so a big spread win would help that cause. The Huskies already have beaten nine opponents by at least 24 points.