File this one under, "Just end the season."
Game: Colorado @ Utah
Kick-off: 12:30 PM PST
Record: 2-10 (1-7 Pac-12)
Current Ranking: Not Ranked
Last weekend's game against the Bruins was brutal. The only good part about it was the pre-game tailgate. After the opening kick-off it all went downhill from there.
Can't believe Neuheisel beat us again. Hard to take.
And to think we might have a worst season this year than last year. The Buffs need to win their last game of the season just to tie Dan Hawkins dismal record from last year. And it doesn't look like its going to happen against the Utes.
The Colorado Buffaloes will wrap up the 2011 season on Friday, traveling to Salt Lake City to resume the rivalry with the Utah Utes (7-4, 4-4 Pac-12) at Rice-Eccles Stadium.
Kick-off is at 12:30 PM Pacific. The game will be televised nationally by Fox Sports Net. Interestingly, this will be the fist ever televised football game between CU & UU
This is the first time in the Buffs will play seven road games in a single season and with it CU brings their baggage - a 23-game losing streak on the road. We all know the story. The last time was 2007. It was against Texas Tech. Blah, blah, blah. Colorado is closing a regular season with two road games for the first time since 1989 and just the second time in the last 38 seasons. Colorado is 20-20-4 all-time in games played in the state of Utah.
The last time CU’s final regular season game (not counting Big 12 title games) was not against Nebraska was in 1995, when the Buffs closed a 9-2 year with a 27-17 win at Kansas State.
While Colorado has absolutely nothing to play for, except maybe for some goddamn pride, Utah is still alive for the Pac-12 South Division title, The Utes need to beat Colorado and then have UCLA lose at USC on Saturday. Utah is coming off a 30-27 overtime win at Washington State.
It will be a slaughter. But still I will watch.
Think the move to the Pac-12 was a good one for Colorado? From an economic standpoint it sure was a good decision for the University. CU will sell approximately 1,350 tickets for the Utah game thus bringing the total to almost 13,500 for the five 2011 Pac-12 road games. CU never sold more than 6,000 away game tickets in any season during its 15 years in the Big 12.