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    By Stuart

    Friday Fast Facts
    Injury Update
    Out for an extended time:
    Jared Bell – (Soph.) – defensive back – Out for the season with a torn ACL
    Jack Harris – (Soph.) – offensive tackle – Likely out for the season with a broken ankle, surgery on 9/22, possible return in November
    Sherrard Harrington – (Fr.) – defensive back – suffered a hip contusion during the summer, will likley red-shirt
    Travis Sandersfeld – (Sr.) – defensive back – suffered a fractured fibula in practice on September 13th – out at least another two weeks
    Will Harlos – (Fr.) – defensive back – hamstring – “has endured some tightness” – out 3-4 weeks
    Tony Poremba – (Sr.) – defensive lineman – suffered a concussion in practice on October 4th – out indefinitely
    Paul Richardson – (So.) – wide receiver – suffered a severe strained knee in practice on October 5th – out 2-3 more weeks
    Others:
    Shawn Daniels – (Sr.) – offensive lineman – Suffered a severe calf strain on August 11th;*resumed practice*last week; listed as “day-to-day”
    Brian Lockridge – (Sr.) – defensive back – suffered a sprained ankle v. Washington State – out another 1-2 weeks
    Arthur Jaffee – (Sr.) – defensive back – suffered a sprained knee during California game, swelling persists; listed as “questionable” for Washington
    Kyle Cefalo – (Sr.) – wide receiver – elbow injury suffered v. Washington State – listed as “day-to-day”, but is expected to play
    Suspended indefinitely – violations of team rules:
    Parker Orms – (So.) – defensive back – lower leg injury suffered against Ohio State
    Paul Vigo – (So.) – defensive back – hamstring – out since the Colorado State game
    Ayodeji Olatoye – (So.) – defensive back – had played the first four games of the season (no tackles)
    Liloa Nobriga – (So.) – linebacker – dressed for two home games and CSU game, but had not yet played a down

    Colorado v. Washington – Notes worth Noting
    - Colorado and Washington, though new to each other as Pac-12 partners, have a great deal in common. The two*schools have each been playing football for122 years, more years than any other*Pac-12 teams. In CU history, the Buffs have played 1,155 games; while the Huskies have played 1,130. Washington has a better overall winning percentage (.612 to .598), but Colorado has more wins – at least for now (672 to 667).
    - Since 1989 (Dave Plati’s arbitrary yardstick, so as to give the Buffs the most wins possible in the range considered), Colorado is 31st in terms of winning percentage over that span (.596), while Washington is 35th (.562). Over the past 22 seasons, only USC (13th, .694) and Oregon (17th, .662) have maintained a better winning percentage amongst Pac-12 teams.
    - In the 11 games played between Colorado and Washington (5-5-1), there have been some memorable moments. The first game was played in Seattle in 1915 (a 46-0 Washington victory), with the teams not meeting again until 1953. After three games in the 1950′s (a 1-1-1 split), the teams did not play again until 1976 (a 21-7 CU victory). The last six games have been played since 1985, and have included two bowl games, and three games in which both teams were ranked:
    - In the 1985 Freedom Bowl, Washington out-lasted Colorado in a game in which junior tight end Jon Embree scored the final points;
    - In 1989, 5th-ranked Colorado won big over No. 21 Washington in Seattle. The game was one of the most emotional in CU history, coming a week after quarterback Sal Aunese died. Aunese’s charge to the team, “bring home the Orange Bowl“, served as an inspiration to the team the remainder of that Big Eight championship season;
    In 1990, 20th-ranked Colorado held off 12th-ranked Washington in Boulder. The Buffs were 2-1-1, and were playing their fourth ranked opponent in five games. An interception in the endzone by Deon Figures with under a minute to play sealed the victory, putting the Buffs back into the national spotlight, on their way to a national championship;
    - In 1996, No. 8 Colorado and No. 13 Washington squared off in the Holiday Bowl. The Buffs, snubbed by the Cotton Bowl, fell behind 14-0 early, but roared back behind record-setting performances by quarterback Koy Detmer and wide receiver Rae Carruth;
    - The last two games played between the two teams came in 1999 and 2000. The games were emotional for the Buffs, as the players were facing off against former head coach Rick Neuheisel. Both games were close, but Washington won in Seattle, 31-24, and*in Boulder, 17-14.

    - Rick Neuheisel is not the only Washington head coach with CU ties. Legendary Washington head coach Don James was a defensive coordinator at Colorado, working for Eddie Crowder from 1968-70;



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