It has been one of the worst starts to a season in a long, long time for the Colorado Buffaloes. A bad loss to rival Colorado State and a loss to an FCS school was followed by an absolute thrashing at the hands of the Fresno State Bulldogs in their third game, 69-14. They will begin conference play looking for their first win of the season as they face the Washington State Cougars on Saturday, as well as looking to avenge a 31-27 loss to the Cougars last season at Folsom Field. That loss was Colorado's first ever Pac-12 game.
It's easy to say that Colorado will need to keep the Cougars off the board, or at least keep them from scoring 69 points, but the Cougar offense has shown some mettle in scoring 59 points combined in their last two games. Quarterback Connor Halliday has been especially impressive, throwing for 378 yards and four touchdowns in their last win against UNLV.
Combine that with the fact that it will be homecoming at Martin Stadium in Washington and things don't look likely to tip in the favor of the reeling Buffaloes.
Odds: Washington State favored by 16 points.
Game Time/TV: Sept. 22, 2 p.m. MT, FX
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