Colorado vs Washington: action here as the Colorado Buffaloes travel to the northwest to take on the Washington Huskies. Both teams absolutely need the game after losses, and the game will have massive implications for the Pac 12 standings. The last time these two teams met, Washington beat them down 37-10.
Event: College Football
Team: Colorado vs Washington
Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018
Game Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
The Buffs were one of the biggest surprises in college football in 2018 when they jumped out to a 5-0 start and launched themselves into the top 25 polls. Many called them phony at the time because they hadn’t beaten anyone difficult, and they didn’t exactly prove the doubters wrong last week in an 11 point loss to USC.
Colorado did play an extremely easy early-season schedule, but now I think they’re actually being underrated. They have an experienced quarterback in Steven Montez, and have the talent to compete with any team in the country.
Washington is coming off a tough three point loss to Oregon that all-but insured the Pac 12 will be shutout of the College Football Playoff again. It moved them to 5-2 after they already lost to Auburn during the non-conference slate. It’s a quick turnaround for the game, and they’ll have to make sure they don’t show up with a hangover from the Oregon loss.
Washington’s main concern for this game is their health. They could potentially be without a slew of key contributors on both sides of the ball, and their injury updates will definitely bear monitoring. Washington has one of the most experienced signal callers in the league, but Jake Browning hasn’t really lived up to expectations.
Both teams have talented defenses, and both teams have major injuries on offense. If the Buffs’ receiving corp continues to be as banged up as it looks, they may have no choice but to run the ball a ton. If that’s the case, this could turn into a pretty slow-paced game, and one without a ton of scoring. With two conference opponents who are very familiar with each other, I like the under quite a bit.