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Alamo Bowl: Colorado vs. Oklahoma State Prediction, Preview, Spread, Channel

Looking for a Colorado vs. Oklahoma State prediction and preview? Stick around. We’ve got all of the pre-game analysis before the match-up.

Thursday, December 29, the Colorado Buffaloes (10-3) take on the Oklahoma State Cowboys (9-3). The game will be played at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Read on for our Colorado vs. Oklahoma State prediction and preview.

According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its FPI rating, Colorado wins the match-up between the two teams just 50.9 percent of the time, essentially a coin flip. The spread also suggests that the Buffaloes are favored to win the contest.

Spread: Colorado -4.5

Game Time: 9:00 p.m. ET

Channel: ESPN

Colorado vs. Oklahoma State preview:

Colorado got smacked around by Washington in its last regular season game, but it was a small blemish on an otherwise immensely successful season. The Buffaloes haven't won 10 games since the 2001 season, where they made the Fiesta Bowl. This year, with an explosive offense and a stifling defense, the Buffaloes will look to get their first bowl win in 12 years. Their team is certainly complete enough to end the drought.

After a shaky start to the season, the Cowboys rattled off seven straight wins before finally having the streak snapped by Oklahoma in their rivalry game. The offense is good. Really, really good. The Cowboys average 38 points a game and can take the top off of the defense at will. The match-up to watch will be the battle between the Colorado secondary and the OK State receiving corps.

Colorado vs. Oklahoma State prediction:

This one's going to be close, but the Buffaloes will prevail. The Buffaloes are just the more complete team, and while they don't have the firepower of the Cowboys, they have one of the top defenses in the nation to lean on. Colorado is back.

Colorado 35, Oklahoma State 30