File this one under, "Mercy"
Game: Colorado vs. Utah
Kick-off: 12:00 PM PST
Record: 1-10 (1-7 Pac-12)
Current Ranking: Not Ranked
Happy Thanksgiving everybody!
Well, the 2012 college football season is coming to a close and it can't come fast enough for the Buffs. This year has been disastrous for Colorado Football. In fact, this is the first season that I've known that has been worse than the season prior. Whenever there has been a bad year for Colorado the Buffs have rebounded the next season to improve. Not this year. Last year CU went 3-10. It was a murderous schedule with an extra game (13 total) and no byes. Now the best Colorado can do is win two games. They would have had to won last week against Washington to match last year's 3-win season, and we all know how that went.
Colorado held it close against the Huskies for the first half but then UW broke open a tight 7-0 game with 17 3rd quarter points. The end result being a blow-out 3-38 home loss.
The Colorado Buffaloes finish off the 2012 season at Folsom Field on Friday, Nov. 23, hosting the Utah Utes (4-7, 2-6 Pac-12). Kickoff is at 12 noon. The game will be televised on FX Networks.
Utah crosses over the divide to play in Boulder for the first time since 1961. This the first time CU is closing a season with two straight home games since 1990.
Both teams are out of postseason contention so this game is irrelevant to the national landscape. It’s all for pride. Speaking of, Colorado has not gone winless at home since 1920. The Buffs are 0-5 at home this season and thus this is CU’s last chance get a win at Folsom. So pride, respect and a continuous streak are on the line. The only other times CU has not won a game at home was in 1890 and 1891 (0-2 each year). Colorado has never gone without at least one win at Folsom Field since it opened in 1924. So, yeah, it’s a big game for the Buffs.
CU’s 17-14 win over Utah last year in Salt Lake City cost the Utes the Pac-12 South Division crown. I’m sure they’ll be looking for payback.
QB Nick Hirschman was cleared to resume practice this week and will start against Utah (he suffered a concussion at Arizona and missed the Washington game). So there you go. The fate of Colorado streak is in the hands of this guy. Not very reassuring.
The Buffs bring a 51-12 record against unranked teams since 1985 into this game. Sounds promising but they will have to play big to close out the year with some pride.
Here’s hoping we end the year with a win.