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statement game this season?

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by darth-horax, Aug 19, 2016.

  1. darth-horax

    darth-horax Well-Known Member

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    1) Will we have one (or more) statement games?
    2) who will they be against?

    I see us as having a few possibilities:
    1) UCLA at home
    2) ASU at home
    3) USC on the road

    the Utah game at home and the AZ on the road are tough to call statement games. I think those games are always winnable.

    We have been so close against UCLA and USC in the past that I think we get one from them sooner rather than later. As far as ASU, they have a tendency of killing us, but on a good day at home we can beat anybody.

    I think our best shot is UCLA a home. If we can get that one there's a good chance we get 6-7 wins this year and a bowl of some type.
     
  2. Daaah

    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    UCLA at home.
     
  3. TimmyDUBs

    TimmyDUBs Dirty haole Club Member

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    Oregon on the road
     
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  4. Jeric

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    There can be a lot of statement games, starting with kicking CSU's ass on ESPN, people will progressively take notice if we keep winning and every game will become that much more important.
     
  5. NW Buff

    NW Buff Club Member Club Member

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    The next one.
     
  6. Big Jim

    Big Jim WTF? Club Member

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    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    After we win at Michigan in week 3, the most popular thread will be: "Screwed by the pollsters: Meatchicked ranked above CU!".
     
  8. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Oregon on the road.
     
  9. buffaholic

    buffaholic Club Member Club Member

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    Agree. Beat CSU first and play to our potential please.
     
  10. BuffsNYC

    BuffsNYC Uptown Club Member

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    Furk, I hate when I agree with Big Jim.
     
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  11. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    Oregon would be a good one, specially if the Ducks QB situation turns into a liability. CU gets them early enough in the P12 schedule to potentially expose them as an over rated has-been. Helfrich would get some serious heat for losing to the Buffs in Autzen.
     
  12. TSchekler

    TSchekler Darth's Hero Club Member

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    The biggest statement game that could theoretically happen is the Michigan game on the road, and I don't think it's close.
     
  13. Big Jim

    Big Jim WTF? Club Member

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    Yeah, kills me I agree with anybody that chooses to live on the east coast.
     
  14. BuffUp

    BuffUp W.T.T.F. Club Member

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    michigan would be it. In the big house, harbaugh "is the media darling", and early in the season
     
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  15. Shldr2Shldr

    Shldr2Shldr Club Member Club Member

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    Speaking of the Michigan game, I think their fans are going be surprised at just how many CU fans are going to show up. If there was a road game to win this season, winning at the big house would be absolutely insane. Would make a very loud statement to the country about CU football.
     
  16. BuffsNYC

    BuffsNYC Uptown Club Member

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    I think you mean anybody who chooses . . . Philistine.
     
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  17. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Beating Michigan wouldn't be considered a statement. It would be considered a fluke. Beating Oregon, OTOH, would be a statement. Just like it was last year for WSU.
     
  18. Shldr2Shldr

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    Only considered a fluke if we were to beat Michigan and then get destroyed by the ducks.
     
  19. JPinCO

    JPinCO VP of Quantified Self Club Member

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    I'm going with Utah, because it will likely be the one that gets us over the hump and into a bowl.
     
  20. BuffLuKe

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    Oregon.
     
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  21. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    Correct.

    Also the biggest statement game will be when CU beats the P12N champion in December. Unless, of course that leads to 2 more even more statementy playoff victories.
     
  22. BUffsNation

    BUffsNation Newest Tool

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    How so? How do we even know how many of us are going to be there? Is there a question like, " Are you a CU fan?" when you buy your tickets?
     
  23. BuffNut99

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    Michigan. A win there would get the most attention.
     
  24. sackman

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    It would get the wrong kind of attention, though. The attention would be on Michigan and why they lost the game as opposed to what CU would have done to win it.
     
  25. SerenityBuff

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    I'm ok with that.
     
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  26. onealcd

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    USC, they will always be the statement in our division.
     
  27. Buffskier

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    Especially if we followed it with a solid showing against the Ducks or even a W.

    Make those two games competitive and win at least 1 and the Buffs are not a "fluke".
     
  28. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    It better not be Idaho st.
     
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  29. Shldr2Shldr

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    CU sold out there entire allotment and I personally know plenty of groups going that have chosen to sit elsewhere because tickets were not available near the CU sections.
     
  30. Buffs35

    Buffs35 Well-Known Member

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    Our rival Utah, duh...

    U$C. Always and forever.
     

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