Game: Colorado vs. Oregon State
Kick-off: 1:00 PM PDT
Record: 2-3 (0-2 Pac-12)
Current Ranking: Not Ranked
Close but no cigar.
The Buffs battled the Bears vigorously into double overtime last week but fell three points short. It was a nail biter that was thrilling and exciting except with the outcome not going our way. The general consensus is Colorado is improving and can compete in the Pac-12. But we need a few breaks to go our way. Specifically a field goal kicker who can actually make a field goal and not go 0-3 on attempts. The difference maker. That and the two negated touchdowns by CU does not help either.
Did anyone else notice Coach Mac on the sidelines after the failed 4th and goal in the second overtime? He was beside himself.
So Colorado is still slogging through another season where it's hard to tell if the program is improved or still in the basement. You have to take advantage of the matchups where you have a chance. OSU offers that opportunity this weekend. Colorado needs to capitalize before it faces murders row with the likes of USC, UCLA, Arizona and Oregon.
Let's get it on.
The University of Colorado Buffaloes take on the Oregon State Beavers this Saturday, 10/4 at Folsom Field. Kickoff is at 1:00 PM PDT. The game will be televised nationally on Pac-12 network.
Nelson Spruce is on fire. He is a man possessed. While he is no Paul Richardson, Spruce quietly leads the nation in receptions (56), receiving yards (697) and touchdown catches (10). He is a contender for the Fred Biletnikoff Award. Go Spruce.
dropped a 35-10 decision at Southern California
last Saturday night. So they will be looking to rebound. As are the Buffs.
The Buffs line up once again across from Sean Mannion. The OSU quarterback threw an Oregon State record six touchdown passes in a 44-17 pasting of the Buffs last seaon, in which he was sacked only twice in 52 pass attempts. He comes into the game high among the Pac-12 leaders in passing. The Buffs will have to find a way to pressure and slow down their prolific quarterback
Following the Oregon State game, the Buffs will have their first of two bye weeks as CU is idle on Oct. 11. Afterwards CU will be in SoCal at Memorial Coliseum. against the Trojans of USC. Come one come all. I will be there.