Tuesday, September 04, 2007

SBR Sports Forum: Cal Won't Cover the Spread Against Colorado State

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California at Colorado State (+15)

Saturday, Sep 8, 2:00 p.m. (ET)

The Rams played very well vs Colorado in season opener but let a likely win slip away in the second half before losing in overtime. Despite the loss this is clearly going to be one of Sonny Lubick's better Colorado State teams.   Senior QB Caleb Hanie was very impressive in the opener going 20-of-27 with three touchdowns. Senior TE/HB Kory Sperry emerged as an impact player with 100+ receiving yards and three touchdown catches. Sperry's career has been disappointing but he appears ready for a break out season. RB Kyle Bell returned from a one year absence due to injury to rush for 135 yards. The Rams defense was very respectable allowing 330 total yards despite being caught off guard by some new formations early on.

Cal is coming off an emotional revenge win over Tennessee on national television. The Bears capitalized on fumble and punt returns for touchdowns in the first half of a 14-point win. Cal features a formidable offense but their defense is still very suspect. Expect Colorado State to move the ball consistently and score enough points to keep this game competitive. This will be CSU's biggest non-conference home game in years and they are 9-4 ATS as a home dog under Lubick. Take the points..

Free Pick: Colorado State +15 (½ Unit)


Anonymous said...

I'll take Cal. I know I should worry about a letdown, but Cal looked stacked. Give me odds and I'll spot you four touchdowns.

vysota said...

Tedford does not like to run up the score, and I have a feeling that he would be perfectly happy with a 2 TD win. I don't know if Cal will cover the spread, but I can see a fired up CSU team, at home, against a top-10 opponent coming out and keeping the game within the spread.