The Colorado Buffaloes and the Washington Huskies clash for the first time since Sept, 16, 2000, a 17-14 win for the road Huskies. This time, the Huskies are expected to win by a large margin, as the Buffaloes enter this game at 1-5. That should be no surprise since the team has dropped three straight and just lost to the Stanford Cardinal, 48-7.
The Buffs defense has faltered this season due to injuries and most recently suspensions. The team allowed 33.3 points per game. The Huskies, on the other hand, score 34 points per game. This does not bode well for the Buffs.
Tyler Hansen needs to improve his completion percentage, which is at just 55.9 through six games. He does have 12 touchdown passes and just three interceptions, but top receiver Paul Richardson is still out for another couple of weeks. Running back Rodney Stewart will continue to be a threat out of the backfield on the ground and in the air.
Washington, though, hasn't had a stout defense, allowing 29.4 points this season. Two weeks ago, the Huskies held Utah to 14, but a few weeks earlier they had allowed 58 points to Nebraska. The Buffs are closer to Utah than to Nebraska. Quarterback Keith Price's 17 touchdown passes and running back Chris Polk's 611 yards on the ground will cause problems for the Buffs.
Game date, time: 1:30 p.m. MT, Saturday, Oct. 15
Location: Husky Stadium at Seattle, WA
TV channel: Root Sports
Spread: Washington favored by 16-1/2 points.
Series history: Series tied at 5-5-1