Go Buffs!

Volume XIII, Issue X

File this one under, "Help"

Game:                          Colorado vs. #21 Southern California
Kick-off:                      6:00 PM PDT
Record:                        1-8 (0-5 Pac-12)
Current Ranking:     Not Ranked

Let's face it. This is a bad season. 'Nuff said.

 The ASU Sun Devils maintained control of the Pac-12 South last Saturday with a 48-14 rout of Colorado. At least CU scored 12 more points than the previous weekend against Stanford. 7 of those points coming from the defense.

Ah well. Onto this week.

The Colorado Buffaloes hit the national stage and in 3D as they play their third straight ranked opponent, hosting the No. 21 Southern California Trojans (6-2, 3-2 Pac-12).

Kickoff is 6:00 PM PDT at Folsom Field. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN and ESPN 3D.

Friday night’s game is one of 20 games ESPN is televising in the 3-D this year which is Colorado’s first-ever game in “the dimension.” I don’t recommend you watch it as such . . .

USC is on NCAA probation and can only be ranked by the Associated Press. The Trojans are ineligible for the Pac-12 championship and a postseason bowl. So even a loss is win. Ha-ha!

Colorado is looking to avoid its first seven-game losing streak since 1980 and end a seven-game skid against ranked opponents. The Buffaloes also had a seven-game winless streak in 1982, going 0-6-1. For this season Colorado has lost six straight games in the same year since opening 0-6 in 2006. Overall, it’s the longest losing streak since 10 in a row over the 2005-06 seasons. When it rains, it pours.

USC will be without safety T.J. McDonald for the first half of Friday's game after the Pac-12 announced a half-game suspension for a late hit on a Stanford receiver last week. CHEATER!

CU has lost seven straight games against ranked teams with their last win being 34-30 over Kansas in 2009.

Random Stats
Colorado is 23-10-2 all-time in Folsom Field night games. This will be just the fifth November night game at home in CU history and the first ever Friday night game. The Buffs are 2-1-1 at home at night in the month of November.

Coach Embree has the right attitude. He is not tolerating players her go through the motions. In his own words, "You can tell which ones by the way they play, the way they act on the sidelines, how they act after a loss like this (ASU), and how they have acted after previous losses. In some cases we can't do anything about it because they are the only people we have, which is the sad thing."

Said Tyler Hansen, "There are some guys who are just OK with wearing the jersey. That's wrong and that's what has to change. We have to change that culture around here.”


1 comment:

  1. Dan! Your blog entries are so fun to read, and I don't even like football!!!