The Cardinal and Bruins will face off again Friday in Palo Alto.
Colorado quarterback Nick Hirschman had some success in his two starts this season, but the sophomore was plagued by turnovers just like fellow CU signal-callers Jordan Webb and Connor Wood. All three will battle for CU's starting job this offseason.
The Colorado Buffaloes battled tooth and nail to try to put an end to a seven-game losing streak, but costly interceptions and a potent Utah rushing attack proved to be too much for them to overcome as they fell to the Utes, 42-35.
Colorado RB Christian Powell is doubtful for the Utah game with a concussion. Sophomore Tony Jones or freshman Donta Abran would replace Powell in the starting lineup.
The 1-9 Colorado Buffaloes will hope to disrupt the Pac-12 standings this weekend with the Washington Huskies in town.
The Colorado Buffaloes couldn't play spoiler to beat the Arizona Wildcats on a Tucson homecoming, and Jon Embree's team sits in last place in the Pac-12 South.