College Football Free Pick

Massachusetts at Colorado OVER 62.5 _ Last season these squads combined for 79 points; 846 total yards; and 53 first downs as the game easily sailed over the posted total of 49.

Although the total is essentially two touchdowns higher this year, both teams boast talented, veteran quarterbacks (Massachusetts’ Blake Frohnapfel and Colorado’s Sefo Liufau); return most of their offensive players; and operate at an upbeat tempo.

In five home games last year against higher-caliber Pac 12 defenses, the Buffaloes averaged 30 points an outing. On the flip side, Massachusetts’ defense allowed 41 points or more in half of its games in 2014 against a much softer slate of opponents.

Expect a Lot of Offense at Folsom Stadium this Weekend

Expect a Lot of Offense at Folsom Stadium this Weekend

Frohnapfel (6-6, 229), who was injured late last season but has returned to full health, is the fourth-rated senior quarterback in the 2016 NFL Draft, according to draft guru Mel Kiper Jr.

Liufau, a 6-4, 240-pound junior, meanwhile, is essentially a third-year starter with 19 career starts under his belt. Look for lots of points Saturday in Boulder.

 Veteran Handicapper Paul Stone will be offering up selections and write-ups for fans of the The Vegas Parlay throughout this College Football season.  Paul is currently a Vegas Sports Authority handicapper, winner of the 2013 Las Vegas Sportsline/Golden Nugget Friday Football Showdown, and winner of 2011 Leroy’s College Football Challenge. You can catch him on twitter via @paulstonesports

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