The Iowa Hawkeyes will take on the Colorado State Rams at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday at Kinnick Stadium. The Hawkeyes are 3-0 and ranked fifth in the AP Poll, while Colorado State is 1-2 and coming off its first win of the season. This will be the first-ever meeting between these teams.
The Hawkeyes are favored by 23.5-points in the latest Iowa vs. Colorado State odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 44.5. Before entering any Iowa vs. Colorado State picks, you'll want to see the college football predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Iowa vs. Colorado State spread: Iowa -23.5
- Iowa vs. Colorado State over-under: 44.5 points
What you need to know about Colorado State
It was all tied up 3-3 at the half for Colorado State and the Toledo Rockets last Saturday, but the Rams stepped up in the second half for a 22-6 win. The game was a field goal-fest as 21 of the 28 total points came via field goals, with the Rams making five of them. The win marked Colorado State's first non-conference road victory since a 2015 win over UTSA.
Colorado State's offensive game plan revolves around QB Todd Centeio. The fifth-year senior has thrown for 652 yards and three touchdowns while also rushing for 147 yards on 4.7 yards per carry. Centeio is supported by RB David Bailey as the 240-pound transfer from Boston College has accounted for four of the Rams' six offensive touchdowns.
What you need to know about Iowa
Meanwhile, you're bound to get a positive result if you outscore your opponent every quarter, and that's exactly how it played out for Iowa last Saturday. The Hawkeyes were the clear victors by a 30-7 margin over the Kent State Golden Flashes. RB Tyler Goodson had a stellar game for Iowa as he rushed for three TDs and 153 yards on 22 carries.
But the real MVP of the Hawkeyes is their defense, which has allowed just three total touchdowns thru as many games. Iowa's 10 points allowed per game leads the Big Ten and ranks fourth in FBS. The defense is led by defensive linemen Lukas Van Ness and Joe Evans, both of whom are tied for second in the conference with 3.0 sacks apiece.
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