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Colorado football: Buffs look to generate more turnovers

The Buffaloes rank last in the Pac-12 with 12 turnovers created and are on pace to post the team's worst turnover ratio since 1980.

Doug Pensinger

The Colorado Buffaloes have struggled with many things this season, but the team's inability to force turnovers might be at the top of the list, according to Brian Howell of

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.