Friday Night Spotlight: Colorado v. Arizona

This game was selected because of the importance of this matchup for the PAC-12 South. The current standings have Utah as the heir presumptive, followed by a 2-way tie for 2nd between USC and Arizona. There are only two games separation between the top and the bottom. This game could have major ramifications towards the final standings in the PAC-12 South. Entering this game, Utah has the tiebreaker over USC and Arizona.

The Arizona Wildcats come in at 3-3 in the conference and 4-5 over all. Arizona has struggled since the start of the season with new-hire Kevin Sumlin. The Wildcats boast a much better home record, 3-2, than road record. 1-3. The Wildcats are averaging 4.59 yards/rushing at home (which is actually slightly lower than on the road) but almost a full yard more per pass attempt at home for 7.6 (versus 6.9 on the road). They also have scored double the (offensive) touchdowns at home as opposed to on the road (22 at home, 11 on the road) which accounts to nearly an 11 point differential between home game and road game scoring (34.6 and 23.3 respectively). Surprisingly the Arizona Wildcats actually have a higher opponent competition percentage at home than away (62.6% to 61%), however they’ve only allowed 4 passing touchdowns at home, as opposed to 12 on the road. Their rushing defense is pretty much a constant around 4.4 yards/attempt, however they have given up 5 more rushing touchdowns at home, 11, as opposed to on the road where they’ve allowed 6.

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(UPDATED) Premier League – Week 11 Slate

The schedule makers could take a page out of the NFL’s book and rearrange this week’s schedule just a bit. One of the better matches this week kicks everything off – and it’s a matchup between the teams of the authors on this site (Go Cherries!) – but it’s at 5:30am local time for us! Meanwhile, a match between two clubs in the relegation zone closes everything out on Monday. If the plan is to sell English football to America with matchups like Huddersfield and Fulham, I don’t think it’s going to work. It’s like the NFL sending the Raiders and Browns to London to sell American football to the Brits.

Nevertheless, this week should be one that helps clear up the muddled middle of the league table, while also allowing the top teams to separate themselves further. As always, the number in parenthesis before each club reflects their spot on our weekly Power Rankings, and we’ll try to keep this list updated as the weekend progresses.  Home teams are listed first, and winners will be indicated in bold. In the event of a draw, both teams will be placed in italics.

Saturday, 3 November 2018
12:30pm GMT/8:30am EST
(7) AFC Bournemouth 1-2 (9) Manchester United
3:00pm GMT/11:00am EST
(15) Cardiff City 0-1 (12) Leicester City
(10) Everton 3-1 (8) Brighton & Hove Albion
(19) Newcastle United 1-0 (5) Watford
(13) West Ham United 4-2 (14) Burnley
5:30pm GMT/1:30pm EST
(4) Arsenal 1-1 (2) Liverpool   **MATCH OF THE WEEK**
7:45pm GMT/3:45pm EST
(11) Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-3 (6) Tottenham Hotspur

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