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Where's Our Upset?

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by TimmyDUBs, May 2, 2014.

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Where is/are our major upset(s)?

  1. at USC

    5.9%
  2. UCLA

    16.2%
  3. Washington

    77.9%
  4. at Oregon

    7.4%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. TimmyDUBs

    TimmyDUBs Dirty haole Club Member

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    I was pleased to read Ted Miller's prediction that the Buffs will "post a major upset" this year:

    One way-too-early prediction:

    Colorado improved dramatically in Year 1 under MacIntyre, and the depth chart is far more promising than a year ago. But in the rugged Pac-12, it's difficult to project six victories and bowl eligibility. That said, this team is good enough to beat someone it’s not supposed to beat. And it will in 2014. The Buffs will post a major upset in 2014.

    So who do you think it could be? Arizona St and Oregon St at home and Arizona on the road would likely all count as upsets, but perhaps not "major." At USC and at Oregon would be ridiculous upsets of epic proportions. UCLA and Washington are both poised to be ranked, perhaps quite highly, when they get here and would be unanimous brick-game, major upsets.

    Bust out the Kool Aid and be positive! No J-R-K or FatBuff-type bitching allowed!

    Fri,Aug 29Colorado StateDenver, COAll Day
    Sat,Sep 06Massachusettsat Foxborough, MATBA
    Sat,Sep 13Arizona StateBoulder, COTBA
    Sat,Sep 20Hawai'iBoulder, COTBA
    Sat,Sep 27Californiaat Berkeley, CATBA
    Sat,Oct 04Oregon StateBoulder, COTBA
    Sat,Oct 18USCat Los Angeles, CATBA
    Sat,Oct 25UCLABoulder, COTBA
    Sat,Nov 01WashingtonBoulder, COTBA
    Sat,Nov 08Arizonaat Tucson, AZTBA
    Sat,Nov 22Oregonat Eugene, ORTBA
    Sat,Nov 29UtahBoulder, COTBA
     
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  2. Darian3Hagan

    Darian3Hagan '89 Player of the Year Club Member

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    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    Where's our upset? My guess it come either on the road, or at home.


    j/k I'll say UW. Boise Pete goes full haLk his first year.
     
  5. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    Fify

    I'll say UCLA
     
  6. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    Of those 4, UW. After that Oregon State is most likely

    I don't see UCLA at all
     
  7. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    UCLA gonna put hurtings on us. UA and ASU could happen. UW mebbe. Does Oregon State even count?
     
  8. TimmyDUBs

    TimmyDUBs Dirty haole Club Member

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    I guess I overestimate UW.

    Who do you think has a better season? UW or USC?
     
  9. goalline

    goalline Keeper of the Blues Club Member

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    I don't see any of these upsets happening, so I picked Oregon, since Timmy said drink the Kool-Aid before voting. :thumbsup:
     
  10. OrangeBowl

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    UW sets up nice for it
     
  11. aik

    aik Club Member Club Member

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    Nothing on this list. We will open the season as the underdog against all conference foes and only that will change later with a demonstrative conference win.
     
  12. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    Jesus man have some fun
     
  13. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Exactly. The upset is ASU. But once we take them down we should be favored in the rest on our way to 12-0.
     
  14. The Ogre

    The Ogre Club Member Club Member

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    From the list, Washington. For whatever uninformed reason though, I think it will be Arizona.
     
  15. BuffTE41

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    What the hell, let's go big.

    In Autzen.
     
  16. SpacemanSpiff

    SpacemanSpiff Club Member Club Member

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    Please. Please. Please. The ASU game is looking to be my Boulder trip this year. I hope we beat them and when the students rush the field after the game, that Ballage decides to join the party and refuses to travel back to Tempe.
     
  17. CVilleBuff

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    At Cal or Utah at home will be our best win
     
  18. SBG

    SBG Formerly known as EFNMB Club Member Junta Member

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    What team didn't curb stomp up last year? I'm thinking we beat UA.

    We do need to be in all games this year at least going into the 4th down by no more than 10pts for me to say we made progress (not counting Oregon).
     
  19. TDbuff

    TDbuff Club Member Club Member

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    Not saying a win is a realistic possibility, but a smooth transition for Sarkisian at USC is not a given. I wouldn't be surprised if he has a very up and down year.
     
  20. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    I actually think we have a punchers chance against ASU, but that's not on the list.
     
  21. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    Plus they're hurting with depth
     
  22. Burrito Palazzo

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    Oregon.

    Semper Gumby
     
  23. hokiehead

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    UCLA -- coming off an easy win @ Cal, the over-confident Bruins look past the Buffs to their following week's home matchup with Arizona.
     
  24. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    We were closer to beating UCLA than Arizona last year
     
  25. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    ASU.

    Zona is the least likely outside of Oregon.
     
  26. Uncle Ken

    Uncle Ken Orr no morr Club Member

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    My front yard.
     
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    tante Club Member Club Member

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    I still think UCLA played with almost zero effort.
     
  28. lawdogg

    lawdogg Club Member Club Member

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    So you think it's more likely that we beat UCLA or USC in the Coliseum than it is that we would beat Arizona? That's high praise for the Wildcats, but not sure I see it.
     
  29. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Until I see a Buffs defense actually slow down an offense that heavily relies on zone read, I think those teams are the worst matchups.
     
  30. lawdogg

    lawdogg Club Member Club Member

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    Fair point, Duff, but I guess I had attributed our defensive woes more to talent levels than to schematic deficiencies. In my mind, UCLA and even SC are more talented by a wide margin than Zona so I would think our chances against them would be worse.
     

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