Why Colorado will win
The offense continues to do what they have done. High-tempo offensive attack, wearing down the opponent’s defense.
The first half, Colorado will come out looking to get the ball into Shenault’s hands. Then as they have done in their first three contests, begin to run the ball aggressively in the second half.
The UCLA defense ranks second-last in points per game (allowing 37.7 points per contest) so CU should not have any issues moving the football.
For Colorado defensively, they have been a vastly improved unit.
The Buffs rank fourth in the Pac-12 in points allowed per game, and have been able to do something they haven’t been able to do in years: rush the passer. In three games, the Buffs have recorded 10 sacks on opposing quarterbacks–they had 18 total last season.