Staff Predictions: Colorado
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Posted Nov 10, 2012

Arizona is set to face Colorado on Saturday. Read on to see who picks to win the game.

Ashley Nevel: The Wildcats have moved past their embarrassing loss to UCLA last Saturday and plan to bring their A-game this Saturday at home against the Colorado Buffaloes.

Despite leading quarterback Matt Scott listed as doubtful and probably sitting out for Saturday’s game, the Wildcats have other contributors to make a statement, including Ka’Deem Carey, Dan Buckner, and Austin Hill. After last week’s upset, the Arizona offense will be in full throttle.

As far as backup quarterbacks go, the Wildcats are lacking in that area, but I refuse to say that B.J. Denker or Richard Morrison will not catch on to a leading role quickly.

Observing the 1-8 record held by Colorado, the struggle on both offense and defense is quite prominent. The Buffaloes hold no chance whatsoever against the Arizona Wildcats.

Arizona 33, Colorado 24

Overall: 4-5

Jason Nimrichter: No Matt Scott? No problem. CU is just a really bad team right now and even though UA is banged up and coming off an embarrassing loss, the Buffaloes don't have enough talent on either side of the ball to keep the game close.

Arizona 55, Colorado 13

Overall: 6-3

Michael Luke: It doesn't matter who is under center for Arizona because Colorado is pitiful. This is one of the few games this season where Arizona will play against a team with vastly inferior talent. Ka'Deem Carey figures to put up huge numbers against an overmatched Colorado defensive line.

Arizona 31, Colorado 7

Overall: 4-5

Cody James Martin: With Matt Scott officially listed as doubtful, there should be no chance that he will even dress for the game. Without Scott, the tone of the game changes drastically, as Arizona's offense becomes much less potent without him on the field.

Arizona should win, and easily. However, I think we all see how much Scott means to this team this week. Wildcats win a game that could be closer than the score suggests.

Arizona 24, Colorado 14

Overall: 6-3

Jason Scheer: I have not thought that Colorado is going to win, but I have gone back and forth about how close the game will be.

My gut feeling is that it will be closer than expected, but starting for the first time on the road in the rain won't be easy for Colorado's new quarterback.

Arizona is likely going to blitz a ton and load the box when it doesn't, because Colorado's offensive line is not good. In fact, I am guessing it leads to a defensive touchdown and Arizona pulls away in the second half.

Arizona 35, Colorado 17

Overall: 5-4

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