The Colorado Buffaloes sit at 3-1 on the season so far. They have a tough schedule remaining in front of them. However, their next game shouldn’t be too difficult.
The Colorado Buffaloes started off their season 2-0 with two consecutive big wins. They won those two games by a combined score of 100-14. One of those games was their in-state rival, the Colorado State Rams. The Buffaloes put a whooping on them. The next week they did the same thing to Idaho State.
They were the home team for those two games, even though they always play the Colorado State Rams at the Denver Broncos stadium. That game is dubbed the Rocky Mountain showdown, which the Buffaloes have the series lead with 64 wins.
They were headed into Michigan to take on the Wolverines with a lot of hype and confidence. Unfortunately, they came away as the losers in that game. The Colorado Buffaloes and the Wolverines went back and forth, but that changed when Buffaloes senior quarterback Sefo Liufau went down with an injury.
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After that, the Buffaloes offense looked lackluster and couldn’t overcome their special teams issues. The game ended closer than anyone would have thought going into it with the score being 45 to 28. Colorado showed they are a better team.
They returned to the victory column by upsetting the Oregon Ducks in Eugene, Oregon. The Colorado Buffaloes won off the arm of redshirt freshman quarterback Steven Montez. It was closer than it should have been after the Buffaloes hot start. What sealed the game for the Buffaloes was an interception in the endzone.
Next up the Colorado Buffaloes take on the Oregon State Beavers as the Buffaloes return home. The Beavers have the series 5-3 over the Buffaloes, but that should change after this game. Of course, the risk of an upset is always there.
The Beavers are 1-2 on the season, with their lone victory coming over Idaho State. Their losses came from the Minnesota Golden Gophers and Boise State Broncos by seven and 14 points.
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The Beavers have seen success running the ball, which was the Buffaloes weakness against the Ducks. Their big nose tackle, Josh Tupou has his work cut out for him clogging the middle running lanes. The Buffaloes linebackers also have to be effective doing their job.
As for the passing game, the Buffaloes secondary led by Chidobe Awuzie should have a good outing. Two quarterback have seen the field for the Beavers, and they have a combined completion percentage of 59.6. Their main starter, Darell Garretson is dealing with a leg injury, so they could be facing walk-on freshman Conor Blount.
Blount hadn’t taken a snap with the Beavers starting squad at all, until the start of the second half against Boise State. He played well all things considered, and didn’t turn the ball over. If he starts, Awuzie and the Buffaloes secondary should be licking their lips.
It is hard to not see the Buffaloes come away with the win in this one. Their offense should have a great outing against the Beavers defense, who are allowing close to 200 yards on the ground and through the air. Also their offense should have a tough time against the tough Colorado Buffaloes defense.
The game is on Saturday, October 1st at 12:30 PM mountain time. Can the Colorado Buffaloes pull out the victory?