The Colorado Buffaloes head south to Tempe, Az., for their first Pac-12 meeting with the Arizona St. Sun Devils, but it's going to be a tough challenge (6:30 pm ET, Root Sports Rocky Mountain, Fox Sports Arizona; visit here for Arizona State-Colorado score updates and here for college football stories from around the country). The Buffs enter the game on a five-game losing streak, last losing to the Oregon Ducks, 45-2.
The team is hurting from injuries to receiver Paul Richardson, running back Rodney Stewart and quarterback Tyler Hansen. However, our Colorado blog, the Ralphie Report, believes Stewart's replacements, including Tony Jones, should be able to control the game and keep the Arizona State offense field.
But Sun Devils quarterback Brock Osweiler could still have a field day against a young, inexperienced Buffs secondary. Like Colorado, Arizona State is coming off a loss to Oregon and looking to stay atop the South division in the Pac-12. House of Sparky recently graded the defense and based on the results, Colorado should struggle once again.
Game date, time: 6:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, Oct. 29
Location: Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, Az.
TV channel: Root Sports Rocky Mountain, Fox Sports Arizona
Spread: Arizona State favored by 31 points.
Series history: Arizona State leads, 2-0
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