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2013 Arizona Football Preview

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    After a solid win over substandard FCS squad Charleston Southern last weekend, the Buffs enter the final weekend of October at a very satisfying 3-3.* To be .500 this late in the season has been unheard of in recent years; in fact you have to go all the way back to 2008 to find a season where the Buffs could claim an even record on October 26th or later.* Dilly bars all around.

    Of course, it's a soft .500.* The Buffs have beaten two lower division teams and a below average CSU squad, while being blown out by all three Pac-12 teams they've played.* But that's actually an improvement!* Under the previous regime, even beating the soft underbelly of the schedule was a struggle.* Now with some wins in the back pocket, CU just needs to prove that they can beat a team that can fight back.* Picking on someone their own size, so to speak.

    This week offers one of the few reasonable opportunities to do just that.* Arizona, while featuring some national-caliber talent, is not nearly as strong as, say, Oregon St, Oregon, and Arizona St.* What's more, Colorado has looked capable against the Wildcats the last two seasons, including last year's competitive effort in Tucson.* How many other 2012 games could you say the Buffs looked competitive in?* Two?* Three?* In that light alone, Arizona offers a winnable opportunity - the gap between them and CU is thinner than in most other intra-conference matchups. Add in the leverage of a homecoming crowd under the lights of a night kickoff, and this weekend's game is a very seductive pickup opportunitiy.*

    If there is any hope - faint and fantastic as it was to begin with - that CU can still become bowl eligible, it is centered on a win in this game.* It's up to the Buffs to keep that hope alive with a strong performance Saturday night.

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    It's Homecoming Week!* Welcome back to all the wayward alums who are returning to their old haunting grounds. Kickoff from BLACKED OUT Folsom Field is set for 5:30 PM MT on Saturday.* Coverage is back on Pac-12 Networks, with the radio broadcast, as ever, to be found on 850 KOA.

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    After a solid win over substandard FCS squad Charleston Southern last weekend, the Buffs enter the final weekend of October at a very satisfying 3-3.* To be .500 this late in the season has been unheard of in recent years; in fact you have to go all the way back to 2008 to find a season where the Buffs could claim an even record on October 26th or later.* Dilly bars all around.

    Of course, it's a soft .500.* The Buffs have beaten two lower division teams and a below average CSU squad, while being blown out by all three Pac-12 teams they've played.* But that's actually an improvement!* Under the previous regime, even beating the soft underbelly of the schedule was a struggle.* Now with some wins in the back pocket, CU just needs to prove that they can beat a team that can fight back.* Picking on someone their own size, so to speak.

    This week offers one of the few reasonable opportunities to do just that.* Arizona, while featuring some national-caliber talent, is not nearly as strong as, say, Oregon St, Oregon, and Arizona St.* What's more, Colorado has looked capable against the Wildcats the last two seasons, including last year's competitive effort in Tucson.* How many other 2012 games could you say the Buffs looked competitive in?* Two?* Three?* In that light alone, Arizona offers a winnable opportunity - the gap between them and CU is thinner than in most other intra-conference matchups. Add in the leverage of a homecoming crowd under the lights of a night kickoff, and this weekend's game is a very seductive pickup opportunitiy.*

    If there is any hope - faint and fantastic as it was to begin with - that CU can still become bowl eligible, it is centered on a win in this game.* It's up to the Buffs to keep that hope alive with a strong performance Saturday night.

    --

    It's Homecoming Week!* Welcome back to all the wayward alums who are returning to their old haunting grounds. Kickoff from BLACKED OUT Folsom Field is set for 5:30 PM MT on Saturday.* Coverage is back on Pac-12 Networks, with the radio broadcast, as ever, to be found on 850 KOA.

    Click below for the preview...

    Read more »[​IMG]

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