Go Buffs!

Volume XIV, Issue VIII

File this one under, "Poor, poor Buffs"

Game:                        Colorado @ #2 Oregon
Kick-off:                    12:00 PM PST
Record:                      1-6 (1-3 Pac-12)
Current Ranking:        Not Ranked

And the world turns . . . . .

CU got shellacked against USC last weekend. And now they face Oregon this weekend. Nothing worse than one of the youngest teams in the country having to face USC and then Oregon in back-to-back weeks. The biggest game of the season for Oregon, at USC, looms, but the chance of an upset at the hands of Colorado is microscopic.

Colorado is coming off a 50-6 loss at Southern California. The game had a weird feel to it as CU hung around and made it seem like they could compete. For instance CU ran 85 plays to the Trojans’ 48 and the Buffs held the edge in first downs and time of possession.  The Buffs also moved the ball well at times between the 20s, but with 5 trips into the red zone they came away with just two field goals for 6 points. Not good.

In addition CU committed six turnovers, five of which led to 29 USC points.  And then Matt Barkley threw 6 TD passes against CU. Again. For the second straight year. 

And now on to the Bataan Death March . . .

The Colorado Buffaloes remain on the Pac-12 road for a second straight week against a second consecutive ranked opponent, traveling to the state of Oregon for the first time in 26 years to take on the No. 2 Oregon Ducks (7-0, 4-0 Pac-12).

Kickoff is at 12 noon at Autzen Stadium. The game will be televised on the Pac-12 Network.

CU has lost nine straight against ranked teams (last win: 34-30 over Kansas in 2009) and 19 straight road games against ranked opponents (last win: 31-17 at UCLA in 2002). When it comes to playing teams who are ranked second in the nation Colorado is 4-15 all-time .Colorado is 2-5 all-time in the state of Oregon with both wins at Autzen. CU won 13-6 in 1955 and 17-13 in 1967, the first game ever played in Autzen, which was completed in time for that ’67 season.

So, basically, don't expect any of these stats to change in the win column.

Oregon is undefeated and played No. 24 Arizona State last weekend in Tempe. The Ducks scored all of its points in the first 20 minutes in defeating the Sun Devils, 43-21.

I will say a prayer for Colorado.


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