Utah vs. Colorado: Christian Powell doubtful with concussion

William Mancebo

Colorado RB Christian Powell is doubtful for the Utah game with a concussion. Sophomore Tony Jones or freshman Donta Abran would replace Powell in the starting lineup.

Running back Christian Powell, Colorado's leading rusher and scorer, is doubtful for Saturday's season finale against Utah with a concussion, the school announced . Powell suffered the injury during Colorado's 38-3 loss to Washington last weekend.

Powell, a true freshman, has rushed for 691 yards and seven touchdowns on the season for the Buffaloes. He had rushed for 66 yards on 17 carries against Washington before being injured. If he is unable to play in the Utah game, he is likely to be replaced by either sophomore Tony Jones (297 yards this season) or freshman Donta Abran (173). The Buffaloes rank 112th in the nation with just over 110 rushing yards per game. The Utes give up only 3.7 yards per carry with a defensive line anchored by standout defensive tackle Star Lotulelei.

Colorado (1-10) upset Utah (4-7) in the season finale a year ago, and will need to do so again to avoid their first winless home season since 1920. The game kicks off at 1:00 p.m. on FX.

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