Colorado's young defense ranks last in the Pac-12 in turnovers created with 12 and turnover ratio at minus-11, and the Buffaloes (1-8, 1-5 Pac-12) have been outscored 168-20 in the team's last three games.
The team has also had its difficulties taking advantage of turnover opportunities. Opponents have fumbled 13 times, but the Buffaloes have only recovered nine of those fumbles and the defense has only notched three interceptions on the 2012 campaign.
Colorado's minus-11 turnover ratio is on pace to be the program's worst since 1980 when the team posted a turnover ratio of minus-22
Kickoff for Saturday's showdown with a high-scoring Arizona Wildcats s quad is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. MT and the game will be televised on FX.