Go Buffs!

Volume XIV, Issue V

File this one under, "First place in the Pac-12 South"

Game:                        Colorado vs. UCLA
Kick-off:                    3:00 PM PST
Record:                      1-3 (1-0 Pac-12)
Current Ranking:        Not Ranked


Colorado is off the snide. And off ESPN's "Bottom 10" list.

The Buffs shocked Washington State last week in Pullman by not giving up and redeeming themselves from the fiasco in Fresno. The win snapped 
a four-game losing streak in conference openers. The last league win came in 2007 when CU was in the Big 12 and beat No. 3 Oklahoma 27-24. (Kevin Eberhart anyone?). The last seven times CU opened up 1-0 in league play, it went on to win its next game making its conference record 2-0 (CU is 14-1-1 in second games following its last 16conference opening wins). Colorado's 35-34 comeback win over WSU is one for the ages. It marks Jon Embree's first win when trailing at halftime and the 21 point rally is the largest ever 4th quarter road comeback. 

Believe it or not the Buffs are on top of the South Division standings. (Tied with Arizona State). Our one conference win has us above Arizona, UCLA, USC and Utah. So enjoy it while it lasts.  

Let's get it on:

The Colorado Buffaloes return to Boulder to host their 2012 Pac-12 Conference home opener against the UCLA Bruins (3-1, 0-1 Pac-12).  Kickoff is at 3:00 PM Pacific. The game will be televised nationally on the Pac-12 Networks.

UCLA is coming off a 27-20 loss at home to now-ranked (No. 18) Oregon State. That loss has knocked UCLA out of the national rankings as they were 19th last week but now unranked this week. The Bruins own blowout wins over Rice and Houston with an impressive win over then-No. 17 Nebraska in-between. (Nice). UCLA is favored by 20 points over Colorado

But as we know from last week the point spread means nothing.


Note - no game next week. CU has a bye.

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