College football schedule 2012: Lopsided odds dominate Rocky Mountain region

James Snook-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

While No. 24 Boise State is favored to handily defeat New Mexico, each Colorado and Colorado State are big underdogs in conference play.

After their first victory of the season, following embarrassing defeats to each Sacramento State and Fresno State, the Colorado Buffaloes will look to stay undefeated in conference play when they host the UCLA Bruins. The Bruins' first time in the top 25 since 2007 didn't last for long, as they fell out of the rankings after a 27-20 defeat at the hands of the Oregon State Beavers. Now behind each the Buffs and the Arizona State Sun Devils, UCLA will need to get a win to get themselves back on track while CU can continue conference play the right way with an upset at home.

It would be similarly surprising if the Colorado State Rams were able to pull an upset on Air Force. Despite back-to-back losses to Michigan and UNLV, the Falcons still enter Saturday's game as two score favorites over a Rams team that has lost three straight. Air Force has won the Ram-Falcon Trophy in seven of the last eight match-ups between the two teams.

Huge favorites to get their season and offense back on track, though, are the No. 24 Boise State Broncos, who will travel to play the New Mexico Lobos. With an opening game loss to Michigan State and a lackluster performance against BYU, the Broncos barely snuck back in to the top 25, but have plenty of doubters now. They'll look to not just beat, but beat up on the Lobos, whom they are favored to beat by at least 30.

UCLA Bruins at Colorado Buffaloes (4 p.m. MT, Pac-12 Networks)

Colorado State Rams at Air Force Falcons (noon MT, Altitude)

Boise State Broncos at New Mexico Lobos (4 p.m. MT, ESPN3)

Hawaii Warriors at BYU Cougars (Friday, 6 p.m. MT, ESPN)

UNLV Runnin' Rebels at Utah State Aggies (6 p.m. MT, ESPN3)

Western New Mexico Mustangs at Colorado School of Mines Diggers (noon MT)

For more on all college football in the Rocky Mountain area, be sure to stay on SB Nation Denver. For news and notes from around college football, head over to SB Nation's college football hub.

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