Kick-off: 12:30 PM PDT
Record: 1-6 (0-3 Pac-12)
Current Ranking: Not Ranked
Ho-boy. Last week's game against the Washington Huskies was ugly. UW, who was idle the previous Saturday, was rested and ready for the Buffaloes last weekend, scoring touchdowns on its first five possessions en route to a 52-24 victory. The Buffs became further decimated with injuries by losing Rodney Steward and Douglass Rippy. (Rippy is a HUGE loss). There is simply no luck or momentum for CU this year as they are barely fielding a starting squad of walking wounded.
The Colorado Buffaloes return home to Boulder for just the third time in eight games this season, hosting the No. 9 Oregon Ducks (5-1, 3-0 Pac-12) in a 12:30 p.m. PDT kickoff at Folsom Field. The game will be televised regionally by Fox Sports Net.
This is Oregon’s first trip to Boulder since the 1987 season opener, when the Ducks escaped with a 10-7 win. The last three meetings between the two schools have all been in the postseason (’96 Cotton, ’98 Aloha, ’02 Fiesta).
Oregon is coming off a win against Arizona State, 41-27, in Tempe, last weekend minus the services of its starting QB Darron Thomas and Heisman candidate TB LaMichael James.
Believe it or not
Colorado leads the Oregon series 8-7. This is the 15 meetings between the two schools which are the most games CU has played against any former Pac-10 opponent. As a side note CU and Utah have met 57 times.
CU has lost five straight against ranked teams (last win: 34-30 over Kansas in 2009).
The ugliness continues this Saturday and only a miracle would give the Buffs any chance of a win, let alone simply keeping the game close. Let's pray for that miracle.