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Sacramento State Vs. Colorado: Buffaloes Loss Foreshadows Long Season Ahead

The Colorado Buffaloes were upset on Saturday by Sacramento State, a loss that dropped Colorado to 0-2 on the season and has the gang over at SB Nation's Colorado blog The Ralphie Report none too pleased with their squad's performance:

So much for hope... that's all gone for 2012. The Buffaloes have lost their second game of the 2012 season in a 30-28 defeat to FCS Sacramento State.

Even in a tough loss such as this, normally some good can be found. Not the case here, really, as Jon Woods breaks down a litany of things that went wrong on Saturday in the Buffs loss:

It's clear that this team still has a lot of growing up to do. Both lines are struggling immensely, against the weakest competition they'll see all year. The secondary needs work and time to grow, and doesn't have a whole lot of time to do so with the Pac-12 conference schedule quickly approaching. Ray Polk and Greg Henderson should return next week and provide a boost, but Fresno State on the road is no pushover. The defense's inability to create turnovers is going to haunt the Buffaloes every week until they get it corrected.

As The Ralphie Report notes at the end of the post, these were the two easiest games on the Colorado schedule this season. Not a good sign for what lies ahead.

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