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Volume XV, Issue III

File this one under, "Heartbreaker II - Electric Boogaloo"

Game:                        Colorado @ #22 / 25 USC
Kick-off:                    3:00 PM PDT
Record:                      2-4 (0-3 Pac-12)
Current Ranking:       Not Ranked

As mentioned in the last post, you have to take advantage of the match-ups where you have a chance. Colorado has not done that. And now it gets worse. CU climbs the Pac-12 mountain as they enter the heavyweight section of their schedule. They might not have a chance for another W until they face the Utes of Utah at the end of the season. And even that is no guarantee

The losses are getting closer but no easier to stomach for the Colorado Buffaloes. Seven days after a three-point, double-overtime defeat at California, the Buffs left Folsom Field a five-point loser to Oregon State – and still searching for some way to end the near misses.

CU, which lost 44-17 last season in Corvallis, Ore., spotted OSU 14 first-quarter points but rallied to take a 21-20 halftime lead. But the Buffs, held pointless in the third quarter, were outscored 16-10 in the final half. With 2:08 remaining, the Buffs appeared in prime position for a game-winning drive but problems in execution and a possible missed pass interference penalty on Spruce squelched that opportunity. With CU out of timeouts, OSU (4-1, 1-1) had only 1:43 to kill before leaving with the win.

Coach Mac continues to have epileptic seizures on the sidelines and after the game. I admire his passion. I just hope his antics are seen as a positive for the program and not a detriment or negative to the brand that is Colorado football. (By the by, Coach Mike MacIntyre was fined $10,000 by the conference after yelling at the officials while chasing them off the field following the loss to the Beavers).

Onto the next. 

Colorado takes on the Trojans of USC at the LA Memorial Coliseum. Kick-off is at 3:00 PM PDT. The came will be televised on Pac-12 Networks. Colorado is seeking its second Pac-12 win in 21 tries. USC, on the other hand, wants to stay unbeaten against Colorado. USC is 8-0 in the all-time series with a 277-76 scoring margin, and has averaged 46.3 points in three meetings since Colorado joined the Pac-12. The Trojans won the last meeting in Los Angeles, 50-6 in 2012 and claimed a 47-29 victory in Boulder last season. 

The Buffaloes have lost nine straight conference road games and are 2-13 in league road games since joining the Pac-12. They're also 1-19 in their last 20 conference games overall. 

Glimmer of hope: Colorado's offense is much improved with 476.7 yards per game -- seventh in the Pac-12 after finishing last with 369.9 in 2013. The Buffaloes' 320.3 passing yards per game would be a school record, though quarterback Sefo Liufau's 6.6 yards per attempt ranks last in the conference.

I will be at the LA Coliseum tomorrow! Come one come all. If you are in town and going to the game hit me up. CU there.


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