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First Glance: Colorado Buffaloes

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The Aggies are heading to the Mile High City

Nebraska v Colorado Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images

What You Need to Know:

  • The Aggies are expected to remain in the top 6 of the AP Poll following a 41-10 home opener win against Kent State.
  • Colorado defeated Northern Colorado 35-7 last Friday in their season opener.
  • Go check out The Ralphie Report for the latest on CU Football.

Betting Lines:

Historical Notes:

  • These teams squared off nine times between 1995 and 2009, with Colorado winning six meetings. The Buffs have scoreboard on a 35-34 win in Boulder in 2009.
  • Famous Colorado alum include Chris Fowler, John Wooten, and the South Park guys. Leave others I missed in the comments.
  • Colorado features a live buffalo mascot. Ten years ago, she sent sideline reporter Jim Knox for a ride. Ralphie is actually a lady, and they are breaking in a new mascot, Ralphie VI, this season.

What To Watch For:

  • Runnin’ the Dang Bawl. Colorado ran it nearly 50 times to only 15 pass plays in their opener while holding NoCo to 20 rushing yards. Something may give on Saturday.
  • Too Picky. Freshman phenom Haynes King tossed a trio of interceptions in his first start. He’s going to need to clean this up on the road against an opportunistic PAC-12 defense.
  • Rocky Mountain High - Dear Old Ags traveling the mountains for the first time: your budtender may implore you to proceed with caution. Caution is for the timid: chew those gummies like they were full of horse paste.

Media Blitz:

  • Venue: Empower Field at Mile High
  • Game Time: 2:30 p.m. Saturday, September 11
  • Station: FOX

Weather:

  • High of 87, partly cloudy. Football weather.