Colorado Ranks Among Most Improved College Football Offenses

Colorado Ranks Among Most Improved College Football Offenses
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While Year One of the Deion Sanders Era in Boulder didn’t result in Colorado’s first bowl game in four years, it did net the Buffaloes a lot of media coverage and steady improvement in one facet of the game.

Colorado was among the most improved offenses in the nation in 2023 when it came to average points per game scored, with the Buffs scoring 12.8 more points per game than their 1-11 campaign in 2022.

Overall, Colorado posted the second-largest jump in the nation when it came to PPG scored, ranking behind Georgia Tech (+14.2 PPG) and ahead of Virginia Tech (+11.0 PPG), Texas A&M (+10.9 PPG) and Miami (FL) (+10.7 PPG).

With all but one game left in the college football season for Colorado sports betting, BetColorado.com utilized TeamRankings.com to see the biggest change in average points scored per game by every Power 5 team.

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Most Improved Offenses in College Football

RankTeam2023 Avg. Points Per Game2022 Avg. Points Per GameDifference
1Georgia Tech29.715.514.2
2Colorado28.215.412.8
3Virginia Tech29.518.511.0
4Texas A&M32.922.010.9
5Miami30.119.410.7
6LSU43.332.210.1
7Kentucky29.219.59.7
8Northwestern22.012.89.2
9Oklahoma41.732.88.9
10Boston College24.315.98.4

ESPN BET CO lists Michigan as a 5-point favorite in this year’s title game against Washington with an over-under of 55.5 total points.

CU Among Offensive Turnaround Stories

While the Buffs’ year-end win total didn’t improve enough to get them back to their first full-season bowl game since the 2016 Alamo Bowl, it did warrant national attention.

With superstar quarterback Shedeur Sanders and a host of blue chip talent likely to return in 2024, there’s good reason to believe CU could turn a corner next fall.

For now, at least Buffs’ fans can take pride in how well the team’s offense performed this season, with Sanders throwing for 3,230 yards and 27 touchdowns (to three interceptions), while renaissance man Travis Hunter is likely to return at wide receiver and cornerback after finishing the year with 721 yards and five touchdowns on offense and three interceptions.

With non-conference games against North Dakota State, Nebraska and Colorado State awaiting them and a first-year Big 12 slate that includes home games against Utah, Baylor, Oklahoma State, Kansas State and Cincinnati, sports fans will need the best Colorado sportsbook promos available to bet with in Year Two of the Coach Prime Era.

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Christopher Boan has been covering sports and sports betting for more than seven years, including stops at ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.

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